Accession Number : ADP006583

Title :   The Screening of Inhalant Allergic Diseases in the Selection of Candidates for Aircraft Piloting,

Corporate Author : ROME UNIV (ITALY)

Personal Author(s) : Matricardi, P. M. ; Nisini, R. ; Biselli, R. ; Urbani, L. ; De Angelis, C.

Report Date : APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Respiratory hypersensitivity to airborne allergens affects over 10% of the population in industrialized nations (1) and is a source of substantial social and health-care costs (2). By virtue of the negative effects of allergy on professional performance and the current nature of attacks, sufferers are necessarily excluded from certain occupational activities involving considerable risk, physical/psychological stress, and high cost training, such as aircraft piloting (3). Allergic rhinitis and asthma prevent admission of a candidate to enrollment as a pilot in the Italian Air Force. As a consequence, candidates allergic to inhalants must be identified during selections.

Descriptors :   AIR, AIR FORCE, AIRBORNE, AIRCRAFT, ALLERGENS, ASTHMA, ATTACK, COSTS, HEALTH, HIGH COSTS, HYPERSENSITIVITY, PILOTS, POPULATION, RISK, SELECTION, TRAINING.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE