Segment: Blood test for airline crews' safety

May 2, 2018

Segment: Blood test for airline crews' safety

Airline crews have complained for years about memory loss, headaches and tremors.  UW Medicine scientist Clement Furlong is developing a blood test to detect whether a person has been exposed to airborne contaminants that may enter a plane's cabin during a flight. Fresh air coming into the cabin may contact engine oil and hydraulic fluids, which contain neurotoxins.

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