Summary: Terminal facilities used for aircraft takeoff and landing and including facilities for handling passengers. (from McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed.)

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  1. Potera C. Gate wait for better air. Environ Health Perspect. 2011;119:A288 pubmed publisher
  2. Walter P. Two structure papers, a call from Frankfurt airport, and how to escape from reviewer delays: an interview with Peter Walter by Miranda Robertson. BMC Biol. 2013;11:34 pubmed publisher
  3. Brown C, Aranas A, Benenson G, Brunette G, Cetron M, Chen T, et al. Airport exit and entry screening for Ebola--August-November 10, 2014. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2014;63:1163-7 pubmed
  4. Amini H, Hosseini V, Schindler C, Hassankhany H, Yunesian M, Henderson S, et al. Spatiotemporal description of BTEX volatile organic compounds in a Middle Eastern megacity: Tehran Study of Exposure Prediction for Environmental Health Research (Tehran SEPEHR). Environ Pollut. 2017;226:219-229 pubmed publisher
    ..We further found that airport did not affect annual BTEX concentrations of sites within 1 km. Overall, the observed ambient concentrations of toxic VOCs are a public health concern in Tehran. ..
  5. Penn S, Boone S, Harvey B, Heiger Bernays W, Tripodis Y, Arunachalam S, et al. Modeling variability in air pollution-related health damages from individual airport emissions. Environ Res. 2017;156:791-800 pubmed publisher
    ..5) and ozone (O3) attributable to precursor emissions from individual airports in the United States, developing airport-specific health damage functions (deaths per 1000t of precursor ..
  6. Fulton J, Frederick G, Paul P, Omura J, Carlson S, Dorn J. Increasing Walking in the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport: The Walk to Fly Study. Am J Public Health. 2017;107:1143-1149 pubmed publisher
    ..Providing signage about options to walk in busy locations where reasonable walking options are available may improve population levels of physical activity and therefore improve public health. ..
  7. Dimakopoulou K, Koutentakis K, Papageorgiou I, Kasdagli M, Haralabidis A, Sourtzi P, et al. Is aircraft noise exposure associated with cardiovascular disease and hypertension? Results from a cohort study in Athens, Greece. Occup Environ Med. 2017;74:830-837 pubmed publisher
    ..In conclusion, our cohort study suggests that long-term exposure to aircraft noise, particularly during the night, is associated with incident hypertension and possibly, also, cardiovascular effects. ..
  8. Rolling T, Mühlenpfordt M, Addo M, Cramer J, Vinnemeier C. Pre-travel advice at a crossroad: Medical preparedness of travellers to South and Southeast-Asia - The Hamburg Airport Survey. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2017;18:41-45 pubmed publisher
    ..However, the proportion of travellers seeking pre-travel health advice was overall low in our population. Promoting pre-travel consultations may, therefore, lead to higher adherence to the current recommendations in travel medicine. ..
  9. Pan W, Guo Y, Jin L, Liao S. Medical resource inventory model for emergency preparation with uncertain demand and stochastic occurrence time under considering different risk preferences at the airport. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0183472 pubmed publisher
    ..The results show that it is effective for determining the optimal medical resource inventory for emergency preparation with uncertain demand and stochastic occurrence time under considering different risk preferences at the airport. ..

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  1. Vega J, Escobedo M, Schulte C, Rosen J, Schauer S, Wiseman R, et al. Notes from the field: measles transmission at a domestic terminal gate in an international airport - United States, January 2014. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2014;63:1211 pubmed
    ..Patient 4, an unvaccinated man aged 63 years with rash onset February 5, traveled on a flight to the airport on January 17. ..
  2. Schaumburg F, Kock R, Leendertz F, Becker K. Airport door handles and the global spread of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria: a cross sectional study. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2016;22:1010-1011 pubmed publisher
  3. Lefevre M, Carlier M, Champelovier P, Lambert J, Laumon B, Evrard A. Effects of aircraft noise exposure on saliva cortisol near airports in France. Occup Environ Med. 2017;74:612-618 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings provide some support for a psychological stress induced by aircraft noise exposure, resulting in HPA dysregulation and a flattened cortisol rhythm, thus contributing to cardiovascular diseases. ..
  4. Dauchy X, Boiteux V, Bach C, Rosin C, Munoz J. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in firefighting foam concentrates and water samples collected near sites impacted by the use of these foams. Chemosphere. 2017;183:53-61 pubmed publisher
    ..investigations were also carried out in the vicinity of four sites where FSBFs are or were intensively used (two airports, a training center for firefighters and an oil storage depot after a large explosion)...