To read Conservative MP Theresa Villiers’ full press release, click here.
Dear Sir I imagine this morning you are possibly inundated with emails after Panorama’s programme last night. I wanted to tell you my story for help with others and thank you fo your site. For six years I have been laughed at an ridiculed by doctors for saying that a flight caused my illness. I…
An Attempt to Characterize the Frequency, Health Impact, and Operational Costs of Oil in the Cabin and Flight Deck Supply Air on U.S. Commercial Aircraft – Judith T. L. Murawski and David S. Supplee
The potential for heated engine oil and hydraulic fluid to contaminate the aircraft air supply due to maintenance, operation, and design failures or deficiencies is an ongoing problem that has been documented in the aviation industry since the introduction of the “bleed air” air supply system in the 1950s[1,2]. With the bleed air design, outside…
As it seems the near crash incident of a Germanwings-flight was not a singular incident –
according to SPIEGEL information airlines regularly neglect the obligation to inform about
Traffic Minister Ramsauer (CSU Germany) now insists to address the problem with cabin air
(contamination) on a European level.
Click here to read the full article.
Proceedings of the BALPA Air Safety and Cabin Air Quality International Aero Industry Conference. Held at Imperial College, London (2005)
Read the full conference report by clicking here.
Watch the conclusions of BALPA boss Jim McAuslan by clicking here.
Case study A male farmer in his forties from the Irish Republic was referred for an opinion on his mood swings and their possible relationship with organophosphate exposure. He had been regularly exposed to organo- phosphorus sheep dips for around 15 years prior to the assessment. His personal history until he became ill, four years…
Abstract We have studied sarin-induced global gene expression patterns at an early time point (2 h: 0.5·LD50) using Affymetrix Rat Neurobiology U34 chips and male Sprague–Dawley rats. A total of 46 genes showed statistically significant alterations from control levels. Three gene categories contained more of the altered genes than any other groups: ion channel (8…
ACUTE EXPOSURE TO SARIN INCREASES BLOOD BRAIN BARRIER PERMEABILITY AND INDUCES NEUROPATHOLOGICAL CHANGES IN THE RAT BRAIN: DOSE^RESPONSE RELATIONSHIPS
Abstract We hypothesize that a single exposure to an LD50dose of sarin induces widespread early neuropathological changes in the adult brain. In this study, we evaluated the early changes in the adult brain after a single exposure to different doses of sarin. Adult male rats were exposed to sarin by a single intramuscular injection at…
Disruption of the Blood–Brain Barrier and Neuronal Cell Death in Cingulate Cortex, Dentate Gyrus, Thalamus, and Hypothalamus in a Rat Model of Gulf-War Syndrome
We investigated the effects of a combined exposure to restraint stress and low doses of chemicals pyridostigmine bromide (PB), N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide (DEET), and permethrininadult male rats, a model of Gulf-War syndrome. Animals were exposed daily to one of the following for 28 days: (i) a combination of stress and chemicals (PB, 1.3 mg/kg/day; DEET, 40…