Disgraceful ‘Honour’ for failing to protect people from poisons. The Ecologist – 18.01.16

Easy to miss in the New Year Honours list: a little-known civil servant for ‘services to pesticides regulation’. But none the less shocking for that, writes Georgina Downs. Paul Hamey MBE is the very man who has been responsible for ensuring that rural residents receive no proper protection from repeated exposure to toxic mixtures of…

How not to leave people fuming…Arabian Aerospace – 30.12.16

Poisonous engine oil can cause plenty of invisible damage to the human body. Is there a solution? Liz Moscrop reports. Touted as delivering the utmost in passenger comfort in terms of cabin pressurisation and interior amenities, business aircraft play a vital role in today’s economies by conveniently transporting people across the globe. However, just like…

PHYSICIAN’S GUIDE TO PESTICIDE (Includes Organophosphate) POISONING – OPRUS 2001 – republished 27th December 2016

To read the full 2001 Physicians report (which includes data on Organophosphates) click here To read more about OPRUS from 2001 click here To read about Sir Solly Zuckerman’s 1950’s text book work on OP’s click here ……….Poisoning Symptoms………. Influenza-like symptoms Respiratory constriction Sensitisation Non-specific Symptoms Confusion Fatigue Sensation loss Vision Problems Erratic Heartbeat Digestive…

Thick air By Bettina Reckter VDI Nachrichten – 15.12.16

More and more pilots and flight attendants complain about violent complaints – caused by pollutants in the cabin air. The problem can be solved easily, the Cockpit trade union criticizes. “What problem?” Asks some in the aviation industry. Air passengers and passengers have been complaining about toxic fumes in aircraft cabin air for years. And…

Incident: Germanwings A320 near Dusseldorf on Dec 23rd 2016, odour on board

A Germanwings Airbus A320-200, registration D-AIQE performing flight 4U-9772 from Dusseldorf (Germany) to Prague (Czech Republic), was climbing out of Dusseldorf when the crew stopped the climb at FL250 and decided to return to Dusseldorf for a safe landing on runway 23L about 30 minutes after departure. A replacement A320-200 registration D-AEWL reached Prague with…

A letter from a UK Member of Parliament to the Secretary of State for Transport concerning the medical effects of toxic cabin air on aircrew and passengers – 23rd December 2016

UK citizen Phil Morris received these letters (1) + (2) from Yasmin Qureshi Member of Parliament for Bolton South East concerning toxic cabin air and its effects on both aircrew and passengers. We will publish the response from Mr Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport, when we receive it. If you would also like to…

Four Fume events never officially recorded from 16th January 2010 – (No Evidence) -19th December 2016

“On Dec 19th 2016 a check of both FAA incident databases as well as NTSB investigation lists revealed, that neither of the four occurrences are listed in either database, neither database contains any entry at any time involving N251AY.” Click here to read details of four 2010 fume events, which were never officially recorded. 3rd December…

PAN, PAN, PAN – Captain David Hill – help with cost of autopsy – 19th December 2016 – Achieved by 20th December 2016

We, friends of Captain David Hill, are raising $5500 to defray the cost of an autopsy which should help to answer questions about the impact of breathing oil fumes on the brain. Starting in January 2010, many of us associated with this site had the honor of getting to know a great man—Captain David Hill.  The…

Accident: US Airways B762 near St. Thomas on Jan 16th 2010, odour on board, both flight crew received permanent injuries, captain later died – Av Herald – 19th December 2016

A US Airways Boeing 767-200, registration N251AY performing flight US-1041 from Saint Thomas (US Virgin Islands) to Charlotte,NC (USA) with 174 passengers, was on approach to Charlotte, when the crew reported a number of passengers and cabin crew had noticed some odour on board shortly after takeoff and were now suffering from headache and nausea…

Harry Hoffman MD – Birthday of US Founder of Aerotoxic Syndrome – 18th December 2016

Today we celebrate the birthday of Dr Harry Hoffman who along with Professor Chris Winder of Australia and Dr Jean Christophe Balouet of France founded AEROTOXIC SYNDROME in 1999. The published paper for AEROTOXIC SYNDROME can be read here Dr Hoffman passed away in 2004 – you may read about his US Naval Institute flying and…