Anxiety and depression following cumulative low-level exposure to organophosphate pesticides Virginia Harrison Sarah Mackenzie Ross UCL – 1st September 2016

Previous research suggests that individuals with a prior history of pesticide poisoning are at increased risk of psychiatric disorder (Freire and Koifman, 2013), but findings regarding the impact of cumulative low-level exposure are inconsistent. The aim of the current study was to investigate whether sheep farmers with a history of low-level exposure to organophosphate pesticides…

Airline cover-up: Toxic oil from jet engines poisoning passengers and crew for decades – Natural Health 365 – 1st September 2016

Aerotoxic syndrome, the term for the illness caused by exposure to contaminated air in jet aircraft, is ruining careers and claiming lives, causing the illness, permanent disability and even death of airline employees and passengers. Yet the issue is minimized, swept under the rug and largely ignored by corporate giants Boeing and Airbus, with those…

Incident: Thomas Cook A320 at Heraklion on Aug 29th 2016, rejected takeoff due to smoke in cabin

A Thomas Cook Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration OO-TCW performing flight HQ-1513 from Heraklion (Greece) to Brussels (Belgium) with 180 people on board, was accelerating for takeoff from Heraklion’s runway 27 when the crew rejected takeoff at low speed due to smoke in the cabin. The aircraft slowed safely and came to a stop about 600…

Cabin Crew Health- Aerotoxic Syndrome -Fume Events : Cabincrew.com 11th August 2016

To read the full post click here This is an issue rarely spoken about which affects the health and safety of every person who travels by plane. The lies, deception and collusion which run throughout our legislative representatives in Washington due to the powerful aviation lobby of Boeing and Airbus. The aviation establishment has successfully…

Passengers ‘in state of collapse’ after air cockpit fumes drama – Birmingham Mail 24th August 2016

Passengers were in a ‘state of collapse’ after a mid air drama when smoke began to pour from the plane’s cockpit. A full emergency was declared on the Aer Lingus flight from Birmingham Airport to Cork operated by Stobart Air, with 59 passengers and four crew on board, about 25 minutes before it was due…

The DEADLY germs you’re inhaling when you fly – how much do YOU know about the toxic air? Daily Express 24th August 2016

PASSENGERS and crew are exposed to on board plane fumes so dangerous they can be life-threatening. Air travel can be a testing experience at the best of times. But annoying neighbours, seat kickers, stodgy plane food and lack of leg room aren’t the only elements for concern. The in-cabin oxygen supply is not just stuffy,…

FUME EVENT GUIDE – August 2016

«FUME EVENT» GUIDE vers. EN 08/2016 ______________________________________________________________________ 1 INFLIGHT Cockpit Required Procedures …………………………………………………………………………………apply Apply operator procedures according to the respective aircraft operation manuals. To date all operators should have established appropriate procedures. References could be: Identification of Smoke/Fumes/Smell (e.g. «Oil Smell» or «Unknown Origin»), Use of Oxygen Masks Emergency Declaration Landing at nearest suitable Airport…

KABINENLUFTFORSCHER OHNE STUDIUM – Der Überflieger – CICERO 19th Aug 2016

Wolfgang Rosenberger von der Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover ist einer der führenden Kabinenluftforscher der Welt. Die Ergebnisse seiner Messreihen in Lufthansa-Flügen gelten in der Debatte um die Giftigkeit von Luftpartikeln an Bord als wichtige Referenz. Nun zeigt sich: Er verfügt über keinen akademischen Abschluss…

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Incident: Cathay Pacific A333 near Bangkok on Aug 14th 2016, smoke in cockpit and cabin

A Cathay Pacific Airbus A330-300, registration B-HLW performing flight CX-755 from Hong Kong (China) to Bangkok (Thailand), was descending towards Bangkok when smoke appeared in cockpit and cabin prompting the flight crew to don their oxygen masks and declare emergency, the crew worked the related checklists which seemed to reduce the smoke. The aircraft continued…