International travel will be doubled as projected by international Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) by 2020. A survey report by world trade organisation in 2006 showed that out of 840 million passenger more than 50% were on leisure trip, 17% business while 27% to meet friends while others non specific. Such a huge bulk of people, being transported across boards is causing a lot of health hazards.
There are many factors which augment such health problems and include long hours of travel, stress, unfamiliarity to new destinations and unawareness to precautionary measures. Some non-human causes are varying atmospheric pressure vs. Cabin pressure, (which is lower at cruising height (35-42000 ft) than sea level). Moreover cosmic radiations in space, ozone and crossing of time zones are other contributing factors. Due to all above stimuli, air travel may not be so pleasant as fancied, so “welcome onboard” may sound, “unwelcome aboard”!Read More »Air travel and health problems