Study: Bad In-Flight Air Exacerbated by Passengers

A new study has found that oils on passengers' hair, skin and clothing are partly to blame for stale in-flight air. Researchers show that ozone, which enters the cabin during flight, combines with oils and other materials to create potentially irritating airborne chemicals.

Charles Weschler, visiting professor at the International Center for Indoor Environment and Energy, Technical University of Denmark; adjunct professor, of environmental and occupational medicine at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Rutgers University

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.