New health concerns – and cancer link – over toxic cabin air breathed by 3.5 billion passengers each year

Toxic cabin air breathed by passengers, pilots and cabin crew is linked to cancer, chronic fatigue and neurological problems, according to new research in a World Health Organisation (WHO) journal. The Public Health Panorama report into so-called aerotoxic syndrome – the name given to the health effects of exposure to bleed air, used to pressurise…

FLIGHT SAFETY IMPACT OF EXPOSURE TO CONFIRMED/SUSPECTED OIL-CONTAMINATED VENTILATION

SUMMARY OF DOCUMENTS THAT REFERENCE POTENTIAL FLIGHT SAFETY IMPACT OF EXPOSURE TO CONFIRMED/SUSPECTED OIL-CONTAMINATED VENTILATION AIR ON COMMERCIAL AND MILITARY AIRCRAFT, AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION Prepared by J. Anderson, AFA-CWA, AFL-CIO Updated Sept. 2016 AAIU (2016) “Report no. 2016-013: Serious incident Boeing 737-8AS, EI-EFB near Stansted, United Kingdom, 18 Sept. 2014.” (The Irish Air Accident Investigation…

Contaminated air on flights can lead to longterm sickness and airlines are ignoring the problem, study says …

Airlines know about the issue but are covering it up, says study leader Contaminated air supply on planes is causing short and long-term health problems, claims a new study published in the World Health Organisation journal Public Health Panorama. The study, conducted by the University of Stirling in conjunction with the University of Ulster, says…

Air in a plane cabin CAN damage your health, say scientists:

Research finds series of problems linked to fumes among cabin crew Study shows links between fumes and ill health from air blown into plane cabins Symptoms included headaches and dizziness to breathing and vision problems  ‘This is a clear occupational and public health issue’, said Dr Susan Michaelis  read here  Author ©  Colin Fernandez Science Correspondent…