Table 1. Occupational exposure of Birmingham International Airport (Birmingham, UK) workers and respiratory disorders
Exposure groupWorkersSubjects nCommentsMedian time spent in aircraft taxiing area h·day−1Crude prevalence of respiratory problems
Runny noseCough with phlegmShortness of breathWheezing
HighBaggage handlers
Airport hands
Marshallers
Operational engineers
Fitters
Engineering technicians
53Considerable proportion of their working day in close proximity to in-service aircraft858362513
MediumSecurity staff
Fire fighters
Airfield operations managers
83Some of their working time on the airport apron, some in reasonable proximity to aircraft and some within the terminal buildings142162217
LowTerminal and office workers86045362420
  • Data are presented as %, unless otherwise stated. Data from [20].