A nonsmoking flight attendant was exposed to secondhand smoke on the job for 13 years and had an underlying pre-existing allergic condition aggravated. The Deputy Commissioner of the Workers’ Compensation Division ruled that “a causal relationship between her disability, inability to continue flying as a flight attendant and her prolonged exposure to smoke while working as a flight attendant for the employer.” Therefore, Mittan was entitled to the benefits.
Florida Dept. of Labor & Employment Security, Div. of Workers’ Compensation, Claim No. 150-40-1829 (1986).