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…

Judge’s delight at return to the ring

“I was diagnosed with organophosphate poisoning around 1993-94. It is contracted from sheep dip either through breathing it in or getting it on your skin. At first I didn’t know what was happening. All I knew was that I was getting tired very quickly and moody, far more than is normal anyway. There were days…

[German] Aerotoxic syndrome: basic, pathophysiology and therapy with the therapeutic apheresis

abstract Aerotoxic syndrome: Background, Pathophysiology, and treatment with therapeutic apheresis This work will form the basis of the detailed Aerotoxic syndrome, the pathophysiological consequences and modern treatment options. At the same time attention is drawn to the fact that the Aerotoxic Syndrome, as we know it is due to a design flaw of all aircraft…