FUME EVENT: Air Canada A319 at Bermuda on Sep 13th 2014, reports of fumes on board

An Air Canada Airbus A319-100, registration C-GITP performing flight AC-942 from Toronto,ON (Canada) to Bermuda (Bermuda) with 88 people on board, was descending towards Bermuda Airport when approach control queried the crew stating tower had called them about sick passengers on board and asking whether there was an emergency in progress, the crew replied “negative”.…

Impairment Of Glutamate Signaling In Mouse Central Nervous System Neurons In Vitro By Tri-O-Cresyl Phosphate (TOCP) At Non-Cytotoxic Concentrations

Occupational and environmental exposure to tri-cresyl phosphates (TCPs) may cause various types of neurotoxicity. Among the TCP isomers, tri-ortho-cresyl phosphate is a well-studied organophosphate (OP) known to cause OP-induced delayed neuropathy (OPIDN). Clinically, OPIDN is characterized by limb paralysis caused by the inhibition of neuropathy target esterase. Like other organophosphates, TOCP may also trigger acute…

Pilot Study – Private Eye

A MONTH after a new scientific study showed that poisoning from toxic aircraft fumes led to the death in 2012 of BA pilot Richard Westgate (see Eye 1333), the Eye has learned that provisional postmortem findings involving a cabin crew member have found similar evidence of organophosphate neurotoxicity

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