Organophosphorus ester-induced chronic neurotoxicity

Organophosphorus compounds have three distinct neurotoxic actions.

The primary action is the irreversible inhibition of acetylcholinesterase, resulting in the accumulation of acetylcholine and subsequent over-stimulation of the nicotinic and muscarinic acetylcholine receptors leading to cholinergic effects…

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RUTH MEDINA v NORTHWEST AIRLINES [2005]

Upon arrival in San Francisco on December 13, 2000, the Applicant had eye irritation, chest tightness, and chest pain, consistent with exposure to ozone gas. She also had nausea, headache, and fatigue consistent with the initial effects of exposure to components of aerosolized Exxon 2380, the engine oil that NWA was using on its 747-200…

Aerotoxic syndrome: a descriptive epidemiological survey of aircrew exposed to in- cabin airborne contaminants

The term “aerotoxic syndrome” was proposed in 1999 to describe the association of symptoms observed among flight crew and cabin crew who have been exposed to hydraulic fluid or engine oil vapours or mists. A descriptive epidemiological study was conducted to investigate the health effects of aircrew through a questionnaire mail-out. Most of the respondents…

Corporate affiliation bias and BAe 146 aircraft: (Australian) Senate report

The Australian Senate has completed an inquiry into aircraft air quality in the BAe 146 aircraft because of many incidents of apparent toxic illness among the crew. The Senate Committee concluded that cabin contamination continues to occur(1) and that this has led to short-term and medium-term health problems for a number of BAe 146 flight…