Quantifying Exposure to Pesticides on Commercial Aircraft – ACER

Assessment of potential health risks to flight attendants from exposure to pyrethroid insecticides, used for aircraft disinsection, is limited because of (a) lack of information on exposures to these insecticides, and (b) lack of tools for linking these exposures to biomarker data. We developed and evaluated a physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model to assess the…

Proposed Test Plans for a Study of Bleed Air Quality in Commercial Airliners


The Airliner Cabin Environment Research (ACER) Program of the National Air Transportation Center of Excellence for Research in the Intermodal Transport Environment (RITE) has developed two research plans for an extensive study of bleed air incidents on aircraft operating in the United States.

Read the full report: Proposed Test Plans – Section 320

Opposing views on Organophosphates

There are two polar opposite views as to whether exposure to organophosphate (OP) chemicals are dangerous to humans (New medical students are taught the dangers of OP’s, but not that OP’s are in common use, such as in jet engine oil). The first view is that OPs are dangerous and cause serious ill health. This…