Eileen McNeely


Environmental Health



The potentially unfriendly skies

November 19, 2019 – For elderly and unhealthy people, air travel—particularly long flights—may pose more serious health risks than previously thought, says Eileen McNeely, an instructor in the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Department of Environmental…

How will super long flights affect health?

Airlines are planning to start operating 19-20-hour flights between three Australian cities and London or New York. Before that, they’re running test flights to see how the long flights affect the health of passengers and crew. Experts will…

Uniforms may be making flight attendants sick

A slew of health issues reported by flight attendants over the past decade—rashes, blisters, hair loss, vomiting, migraines, and shortness of breath—may have something to do with chemicals in their uniforms. Chemicals such as formaldehyde, used to make…