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Link to the publication Background Flight attendants are an understudied occupational group, despite undergoing a wide and unique range of adverse job-related exposures. In our study, we aimed to characterize the health profile of cabin crew relative to the U.S. general population. Methods In 2014–2015, we surveyed participants of the Harvard Flight Attendant Health Study. […]
We found the following symptom prevalence (per 100) increased after the introduction of new uniforms: multiple chemical sensitivity (10 vs 5), itchy/irritated skin (25 vs 13), rash/hives (23 vs 13), itchy eyes (24 vs 14), blurred vision (14 vs 6), sinus congestion (28 vs 24), ear pain (15 vs 12), sore throat (9 vs 5), cough (17 vs 7), hoarseness/loss of voice (12 vs 3), and shortness of breath (8 vs 3). The odds of several symptoms significantly increased compared to baseline after adjusting for potential confounders.
Dear Flight Attendants, Our researchers will be at Chicago O’Hare this Saturday to Monday to get word out about our survey and sensor study! Visit us at Chicago O’Hare Saturday 2/17 through Monday 2/19 We will be splitting our time between Terminals 1 and 3 We are looking forward to seeing and talking to Flight […]
We understand relatively little about flight attendant health compared to other professions. Yet—flight attendants experience significant exposures on the job: long work hours, frequent time zone changes, air pressure changes, awkward positions and lifting in tight spaces, turbulence, disrupted sleep rhythms, cosmic radiation, exposure to infectious disease, and psychological demands due to customer demands and need to […]
We offer these videos in the hope they may be useful to those recovering from stressful or traumatic situations including recent hurricanes. For an immediate way of letting go of stress and regaining strength and confidence, “Centering Down”. For a brief introduction to the theory of stress and trauma, watch Handling Stress and Trauma: We wish […]
Qigong can help alleviate a cluster of symptoms related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and chronic or traumatic stress in first responders.
How can you participate? It’s easy! The Flight Attendant Health Collaborative seeks answers to Flight Attendant health issues. How does you job effect your lung function? Can meditative movement improve your health? How does cabin air effect your health? Join today—the FA Health Study is also recruiting Flight Attendants from across the U.S. to take […]