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.
Furlong discusses the topic in this downloadable video segment.