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Flying the Ergonomic Skies

Stress. Back pain. Deep vein thrombosis. Cosmic radiation. Brain shrinkage. Circadian dysrhythmia. And still, travelers want to fly?

A litany of health problems, including all of the ones listed above, have been linked to air travel. But for all of the health ills possibly associated with flying, it’s still the most popular means of business travel. And the fact of the matter is, ergonomically, there is a lot of good associated with flying, too. It’s the fastest, most efficient and possibly most productive way to get from point A to point B. In business, that makes flying a necessity.

True, sitting in those uncomfortable little seats, linked to back pain and deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

This article originally appeared in The Ergonomics Report™ on 2003-05-01.