Flying long-haul puts you at greater risk of DVT because of low cabin pressure and low oxygen levels, says a study.
The research shows for the first time that sitting stationary for long periods during air travel is not the only cause of potentially fatal blood clots.
The unique conditions of long distance flying increases the chances of DVT by activating blood clotting mechanisms in some travellers.
10-03-2006 DVT Caused by Poor Air Quality in Jets, says scientists By Nic Fleming, Medical Correspondent
DVT, the potentially fatal condition dubbed “ecomony class syndrome”, can be caused by poor air quality in passenger aircraft, scientists have show for the first time.
In a study that will have major implications for the airline industry, the World Health Organisation said it was not just sitting still that causes Deep Vein Thrombosis.
The transition from hotel to plane is getting easier as hotel operators pump billions of dollars into technology that streamlines the travel experience for their best customers.
02-03-2006 GREEN SKIES THINKING ‘If you’re worried about the environment – walk,’ says Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary over concerns about greenhouse gas emissions. But two rival publishers have teamed up to argue that you can fly the ecofriendly way. Alasdair Palmer reports