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Are there problems with breathing jet fuel over a period of time that could lead to obstructive lung disease?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not certain

The department of defense has done research on this subject and does not believe that there are long term side effects from jet fuel exposure.
There might be evidence to the contrary. Jet fuel exposure is not commonly considered a risk factor for copd.

In brief: Not certain

The department of defense has done research on this subject and does not believe that there are long term side effects from jet fuel exposure.
There might be evidence to the contrary. Jet fuel exposure is not commonly considered a risk factor for copd.
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Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Jet fuel contains benzene & related compounds (such as benzo[a]pyrene) that over time can lead to asthma & other obstructive lung diseases.
There is also difference in risks related to exposure to jet fuel combustion products versus jet fuel itself. Airport staff are at greatest risk & should be monitored closely. If having symptoms, consult a lung specialist to get pfts & monitor lung function.

In brief: Yes

Jet fuel contains benzene & related compounds (such as benzo[a]pyrene) that over time can lead to asthma & other obstructive lung diseases.
There is also difference in risks related to exposure to jet fuel combustion products versus jet fuel itself. Airport staff are at greatest risk & should be monitored closely. If having symptoms, consult a lung specialist to get pfts & monitor lung function.
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