Toxic Air Detectors (‘TADs’)

Perhaps one of the most baffling mysteries behind the ongoing debate of whether exposure to toxic oil fumes in the confined space of an airliner cabin can cause ill health is the total absence of in-flight monitoring systems to detect oil fumes. We all know that new houses require smoke detection systems, light aircraft often…

The self-reported health of U.S. flight attendants compared to the general population

BACKGROUND Few studies have examined the broad health effects of occupational exposures in flight attendants apart from disease-specific morbidity and mortality studies. We describe the health status of flight attendants and compare it to the U.S. population. In addition, we explore whether the prevalence of major health conditions in flight attendants is associated with length…

UPDATE: Fume Event – Condor B753 near Las Palmas

First reported: Suspected toxic fumes: oil stench burdened Canaries vacationers in Condor jet Update: On Mar 18th 2014 the CIAIAC released an interim statement stating: “In April 2013 the health of one of the flight attendants who had been onboard during the flight of 22 March 2013 worsened, requiring hospitalization. The symptoms presented were overall…

Ian Panton to European Aviation Safety Agency Re: ‘Contamination of the Breathing Air Supply”

Read Ian Panton’s open letters to the European Aviation Safety Agency: 04/12/2005 Breathing Air Supply to the Pressure Cabin – Contamination Concerns 09/12/2013 and 05/02/2014 Aviation: Passengers’ Rights – Contamination of the Breathing Air Supply 01/03/2014 Aviation: Passengers’ Rights – Contamination of the Breathing Air Supply 14/03/2014 Aviation: Passengers’ Rights – Contamination of the Breathing…