Potentially toxic cabin air is apparently not investigated in detail in many cases

“Is there a need for a crash before the authorities investigate?” Numerous incidents of potentially toxic cabin air  have apparently not been investigated in detail by the responsible authority over the past eight years. This is the research of BuzzFeed News. The piloting association VC-Cockpit calls the missing investigations of so-called fume events “fatal and irresponsible”.…

New health concerns – and cancer link – over toxic cabin air breathed by 3.5 billion passengers each year

Toxic cabin air breathed by passengers, pilots and cabin crew is linked to cancer, chronic fatigue and neurological problems, according to new research in a World Health Organisation (WHO) journal. The Public Health Panorama report into so-called aerotoxic syndrome – the name given to the health effects of exposure to bleed air, used to pressurise…

FLIGHT SAFETY IMPACT OF EXPOSURE TO CONFIRMED/SUSPECTED OIL-CONTAMINATED VENTILATION

SUMMARY OF DOCUMENTS THAT REFERENCE POTENTIAL FLIGHT SAFETY IMPACT OF EXPOSURE TO CONFIRMED/SUSPECTED OIL-CONTAMINATED VENTILATION AIR ON COMMERCIAL AND MILITARY AIRCRAFT, AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION Prepared by J. Anderson, AFA-CWA, AFL-CIO Updated Sept. 2016 AAIU (2016) “Report no. 2016-013: Serious incident Boeing 737-8AS, EI-EFB near Stansted, United Kingdom, 18 Sept. 2014.” (The Irish Air Accident Investigation…