Professor David Coggan – Public Servant – £189,999 per annum – The Guardian – 26.11.16

Professor David Coggan Clinical Consultant, Programme Leader, Epidemiology Research Centre, Southampton Medical Research Council £189,999   To see all UK Public Servant’s pay click here Professor Coggan is former Committee on Toxicity Chairman (CLOT) and his opinion is that low level organophosphate human exposure (as found in passenger jet cabins) is not harmful. Does member…

Incident: Lufthansa A321 near Frankfurt on Nov 10th 2016, fumes in cockpit and cabin – Av Herald

A Lufthansa Airbus A321-200, registration D-AISQ performing flight LH-848 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Helsinki (Finland), was climbing out of Frankfurt when the crew stopped the climb at FL130 reporting fumes in cockpit and cabin. The aircraft returned to Frankfurt for a safe landing on runway 25C about 20 minutes after departure. A replacement A321-200 registration…

Toxic Chemical Injuries $340 Billion in US Healthcare Costs and Lost Wages – By Aviation Travel Writer – 3.11.16

Fume Events are a very expensive problem which is only getting worse.  It will be interesting to see what the tipping point will be for employers to finally fix these problems rather than just paying injured workers while taking a blind eye to their causes.  The corporate mindset of denial, deception and cover-up will have to…

A Cardiac Marker for Disability in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis – 22.11.16

Written by Carol Seiverling (2004) Edited by Maryann Spurgin (2016). Forward (2016): The fascinating thing about this article is that everything from chemical allergies to immune dysfunction in ME is explained in terms of circulation problems. This excellent piece on ME and heart issues was written by Carol Seiverling. It was extremely long, putting people…

The Medical Research Council (MRC) (Formerly the Medical Research Committee) – 22.11.16

The Medical Research Committee (MRC) was formed from its origins in the Royal Commission into the Relations of Human and Animal Tuberculosis, which existed from 1901 to 1919. That Commission recommended the creation of a permanent medical research body and a National Health Insurance scheme was devised to provide health and unemployment insurance for workers.…

Aircraft: Air Conditioning – Q&A BA 286 House of Lords 21.11.16

The Countess of Mar Deputy Chairman of Committees, Deputy Speaker (Lords) To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) discussed the emergency diversion of flight BA 286 to Vancouver on 25 October with the Aircraft Commander or any of the crew before deciding not to investigate reports of “toxic fumes” and…

Incident: Qatar B773 near Zurich on Nov 19th 2016, smoke on the flight deck

A Qatar Airways Boeing 777-300, registration A7-BAO performing flight QR-778 (dep Nov 18th) from Miami,FL (USA) to Doha (Qatar), was enroute at FL350 about 15nm northeast of Zurich (Switzerland) when the crew reported smoke on the flight deck and requested to divert to Zurich with CATIII ILS available for runway 16. ATC reported that only…

Exposure to fumes – Reality of Deployment of Aircraft Oxygen Systems. By a Former Senior Airline Training Captain diagnosed with Aerotoxic Syndrome – 20.11.16

By a Former Senior Airline Training Captain diagnosed with Aerotoxic Syndrome – 20.11.16 Exposure to fumes Reality of Deployment of Aircraft Oxygen Systems. The first point of note in the event of in flight use of flight crew oxygen is that the supply is limited (nominally 15-20 minutes at full flow required for a fume…