The Cranfield University Report on Airline Cabin Air Quality

Background information and Aerotoxic Association comment In December 2007 it was recommended by the UK House of Lords Science and Technology Committee “to identify the substances produced during a fume event be completed urgently” Projects such as this are normally tendered according to EU public procurement procedures, but in this instance this process was not followed…

Letter from Cranfield FOI denied

Dear Mr Hoyte Freedom of Information/Environmental Information Regulations Request Cranfield University has now considered your request made under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000. In considering the request we have concluded that this is in fact a request for environmental information and as such falls not under FOI but rather under the Environmental Information…

Conflict of Interest?

On 15th September the BBC interviewed Prof Helen Muir who is heading the UK’s Department for Transport’s study at Cranfield University which promises to reveal the chemical composition of aircraft cabin air contaminants by taking samples from real flights. She said they would have the results in six months, for which we eagerly await. The GCAQE have…

BAE Systems – Dollars for Arms Contracts and Dollars for Health

Following press reports yesterday of bribery and corruption charges against BAE Systems in relation to arms deals, the Aerotoxic Association has issued a press release calling for investigations to go deeper, as in 1993 these documents reveal that the company paid off two airlines in return for silence over health issues surrounding its aircraft. Aerotoxic Association Press Release Immediate…