Among the leading health concerns of
those who fly each year on commercial airliners is catching
colds while flying. Research has shown that the practice
of recycling cabin air spreads germs that cause contagion,
spreading such viruses as influenza and the common cold.
Victoria Knight-McDowell, an elementary school teacher
who was sick of catching colds on airplanes spent over
five years developing Airborne with a team of health
|How It Works.
|By combining seven Chinese herbs* (each with a
specific function in Eastern medicine), putting them
through a patented extraction process, and combining
them with a unique formulation of amino acids, antioxidants
and electrolytes, the Airborne development team believe
they have created a product that helps support and
protect immune system function against airborne germs
and viruses. They use an effervescent carrier as a
way to deliver the nutritional benefits of Airborne
to the system.
|Serving size 1 tablet.
||Calories per serving 4
|Total Fat 0g
|| Sodium 230mg (10% DV*)
||Total Carb 0g
|| Protein 0g.
| Vitamin A (100% Acetate) 5,000 I.U.
|| Vitamin C 1,000mg (1,633% DV*)
|| Vitamin E 30 I.U. (100% DV*)
|Magnesium (Sulfate) 40mg (10% DV*),
||Zinc (Sulfate) 8mg (55% DV*),
||Selenium (Sodium Selinite) 15mcg (21%
| Manganese (Gluconate) 3mg (86% DV*),
|| Potassium (Bicarbonate) 75mg (2.5%
|Organic Herbal Extracts (Lonicera, Forsythia,
Schizonepeta, Ginger, Chinese Vitex, Isatis Root, Echinacea)
||Amino Acids (Glutamine, Lysine) 50mg
| *Daily Value.
|Other Ingredients: Citric Acid, Sorbitol,
Sodium Bicarbonate, Natural Orange Flavor, Polyethylene
Glycol, Aspartame, Mineral & Canola Oil, Riboflavin.
|As with all dietary supplements,
pregnant women or people on medication should consult
physician before taking.
||To insure quality and safety,
Knight-McDowell Labs imports the whole herb plant to
its facility in California where it is tested, milled,
and put through a patented extracting process. Most
American companies use imported powdered herbs of questionable
origin, where purity and effectiveness can be an issue
|What the Experts Say.
"Now that space-age technology has made it increasingly
feasible to fly hundreds of people quickly from city
to remote city, some hazards relating to airline
travel have recently been identified...More likely,
however, is the spread of respiratory infections...In
general the worst-case scenario may be the air-travel-related
transmission of respiratory pathogens that are commonly
spread by tiny droplet nuclei. Such droplet nuclei
are dispersed widely and randomly (and) remain airborne
New England Journal of Medicine. Editorial, 'Airline
Travel And Infection.’ April 11, 1996. Vol 334 No.
"Have you ever considered the health risk that
you take every time you take your seat on an airplane?...
Recirculated air often contains viruses and bacteria
exhaled by passengers flying with you, increasing
your exposure to these contaminants... No standard
currently exists for ambient air quality on commercial
Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), co-sponsor of
the "The Safe Cabin Air Quality Act." Wash. D.C.
"The crucial question becomes, "Just How Sick IS
Too Sick To Fly?" The answer is governed by federal
regulations and individual policies of the airlines....
But in a clarification of these regulations published
Nov 1 in the Federal Register, the common cold was
singled out as an example of a condition not serious
enough to warrant restrictions."
LA Times, February 23, 1997, Travel, Part
L, Page 8; "Just How Sick Is Too Sick To Fly?"
"There is an urgent need for studies of potentially
infectious airborne agents under routine flight conditions...
The risk of contacting epidemic disease on a grounded
aircraft is emphasized by a report of an epidemic
of influenza directly traceable to a passenger aboard
a plane grounded for four hours in Alaska; 72% of
the passengers became ill from the exposure*."
National Research Council, "The Airliner Cabin Environment." National
Academy Press. 1986. *American Journal Epidemiology.
"...And pumping more fresh air into the cabin
won't make a difference... critics charge that the
system cannot possibly filter out all the viruses
that could cause passenger illness. "Viral particles
are so small that it is plainly ridiculous to suggest
that you could filter them out."
Dr. Richard Dagwood, medical adviser to Conde
Nast Traveler." -Is Cabin Air Hazardous To Your
Health? by Jane E. Stevens, MSNBC.
"While the FAA admits there is reason for concern,
it pointed out... that the sophisticated filters
(on airliners) are the same type used in hospitals.
Critics don't find that reassuring, pointing out
that.. hospital-acquired viral and bacterial ailments
caught by a patient who entered the institution for
an entirely different reason, are a major cause of
sickness and even death."
Is Cabin Air Hazardous To Your Health? by Jane E.
"Even with ventilation systems running at full
capacity, the close quarters in jet cabins put passengers
at an unavoidable risk for catching diseases from
people sitting nearby... 18 of 34 members of a Navy
squadron caught the flu while travelling on a military
DC-9, with its all-fresh air ventilating system working
Consumer Reports, August 1994.
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