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…

Air Safety and Cabin Air Quality in the BAe 146 Aircraft – Report by the Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee (Australia)

The Senate Rural & Regional Affairs & Transport References Committee commenced an inquiry on a range of airspace and air safety issues in early 1999. The Committee was aware at the time it started its inquiry that there had been a history of complaints concerning the quality and effects of cabin air quality in the…

AEROTOXIC SYNDROME: ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS FOLLOWING EXPOSURE TO JET OIL MIST DURING COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS

Abstract Materials used in the operation of aircraft may contain hazardous ingredients, some with significant toxicities, and need care in handling and use. Some maintenance or operational activities, such as leaks or poorly controlled maintenance procedures, can, through contamination of aircraft cabin air, produce unwanted exposures to personnel and passengers. Occasionally, such exposures (either short…