Thursday, November 8, 2007

Come fly with me...

In 1993, aircraft emitted 350 million pounds of volatile organic compounds and nitrogen oxides during landing and takeoff cycles, more than double 1970 levels, according to a National Resource Defence Council report. These two classes of compounds are precursors of ground-level ozone, which can interfere with lung function.

During the summer, between 10% and 20% of all East Coast hospital admissions for respiratory problems may be ozone-related.

I watched this video and all I could think of was disease. We look like a virus.

More on flight patterns HERE.