Now the Aviation Health Institute
has recommended travellers wear the tights to combat jet lag.
And the Aviation Health Institute
said pilots on no-frills airlines get less time to recover because of their workloads.
Farrol Kahn, director of charity the Aviation Health Institute
, insists simple measures can slash the chances of developing life-threatening blood clots, jet lag, tummy pain and infections.
Farrol Kahn, coordinator of Victims of AirRelated DVT Association (VARDA) and director of the Aviation Health Institute
, said yesterday, ``It's not really useful enough to help things at all - it has got to be a much bigger samples.
They are medically proven to help reduce the risk of flight- related DVT, and are the only flight socks to be approved by the Aviation Health Institute
The government is only now tackling the danger by setting up the Aviation Health Institute
Since his death, daughters Linda Jones, from Fairwater, and Jennifer Lamb, from Pentwyn, have campaigned with the Victims of Air-Related DVT Association and the Aviation Health Institute
to raise awareness about stay-ing healthy on long-haul flights.
And while the condition is generally referred to as Economy Class Syndrome, the survey by the Oxford-based Aviation Health Institute
, which is campaigning on DVT issues, showed 12pc of victims were First and Business Class travellers.
Dr Farroll Kahn, of the Aviation Health institute
, said it was vital patients underwent ultrasounds to pick up the clots.
A spokesperson for the Aviation Health Institute
said that the airport had cancelled the event because "the airlines wouldn't like it.
In his new book, just published by the Aviation Health Institute
, he has evidence that the oxygen concentration in aircraft is only 79 per cent of the legal requirement for working environments (US Occupational Safety and Health Administration).
Scholl Flight Socks, approved by the Aviation Health Institute
, are now available from chemists at pounds 11.