This book shows how to avoid illness and even death as a result of the trigger effect caused by air travel. Thousands of people fall ill or die every year from the trigger effect; that is, from diseases or medical conditions that can be tipped or triggered into a critical phase during or after an air trip. If you ever travel by air this book is a 'must read'. More
However fit and healthy you may be, this book shows how to avoid illness and even death as a result of the trigger effect caused by air travel. Many air trips are ruined every year as a result of air travel illness that can sometimes be fatal.
It is a little known fact that more people die from in-flight illness than from the sum total of all kinds of air calamities. Thousands of people die every year from the trigger effect; that is, from diseases or medical conditions that can be tipped or triggered into a critical phase during or after an air trip.
Travel preparations plus long waits at the airport, customs and baggage handling, as well as the fears many people have about flying, often mean that air passengers become stressed easily. Add to this cabin pressurization, poor oxygen in the air, cramped seating, and some susceptible medical condition, and you have a powerful recipe for a potential medical emergency in the air.
Worldwide, the trigger effect accounts for thousands of fatalities. For example, in the USA alone there are about 14,000 medical emergencies per year causing about 350 in-flight fatalities on the nine major USA airlines. This figure far outnumbers the annual toll of fatalities caused by air accidents in the USA (source: "U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, Moving America safely: 2005 annual performance report. FAA, 2005").
"Between 2002 and 2007, just two European airlines recorded 10,189 in-flight medical emergencies. This is more than 2,000 events per year for just two airlines" (source: Surgical and medical emergencies on board European aircraft: a retrospective study of 10189 cases, Critical Care 2009, 13:R3 doi:10.1186/cc7690).
Most large European airlines experience about 10 to 20 in-flight deaths per year. This is below average compared to many other airlines. Research shows that over 1% of airline passengers admitted to hospital within a day of leaving an aircraft end up dead.
But airlines generally do not admit to having any in-flight fatalities at all! This unique guide explains why this is so and exactly how you can avoid becoming ill during air travel. Even if your on-board illness turns out to not be serious it can be enough to ruin a vacation or business trip.
This guide gives you a check list of diseases and medical conditions to watch out for and specifically how you can protect yourself and your family against falling ill as a result of air travel. This is the only book that shows you exactly how to stay healthy and avoid illness when travelling by air so that you can enjoy your air travel, your vacations, your business trips, and above all protect your life and avoid becoming another fatality of the trigger effect.
This extraordinary ebook gives a 'Trigger Effect Danger List' of 32 specific medical conditions that are vulnerable to air travel, such as anemia, asthma, bronchitis, diabetes, plaster casts, pregnancy, ears & sinuses, dental issues, and many others. Each is examined so that you can know exactly what to do should any of the medical conditions apply to you.
Did you know, for example, that by taking some simple precautions you can greatly reduce the risk of a blood clot and deep vein thrombosis? Did you know that at least 15% of airline drinking water is contaminated with things such as Ecoli? Did you know that if you travel by air with a severe cold you risk harming your hearing permanently? Did you know that pregnant women should never travel by air during certain weeks of the pregnancy? Did you know that it is dangerous to travel by air soon after diving in water? Did you know that harmful high altitude radiation affects all air travellers, and what you can do about it?
These and other vital issues are fully covered in this indispensable guide for anybody travelling by air, whether you're a passenger or part of the air crew. If you ever travel by air this book is a 'must read'.