2006 and a UK TV report Channel 4

2006 was an eventful year as the UK Government finally faced up to the facts of Aerotoxic Syndrome. Inevitably the big question was – Did a problem actually exist or were professional aircrew somehow making all the evidence up? Channel 4 News journalist Julian Rush bravely reported on the issue as can be seen in…

Media coverage of Aerotoxic Syndrome – 2006 to present

“Aerotoxic syndrome exists. But so does systematic denial by the aviation industry and its government backers.” So begins the Foreword to Aerotoxic Syndrome – Aviation’s Darkest Secret by David Learmount Operations & Safety Editor Flight International written in May 2014 And what about the so called ‘investigative’ media, is… Aerotoxic Syndrome a matter of ‘public interest’?…

Does Margarine Cause Divorce?

Question: Does the consumption of margarine cause divorce in the U.S. state of Maine? Answer: No, of course it doesn’t, and yet at the end of Professor Bagshaw’s presentation on Cabin Air Quality at the International Air Transport Association’s Health Conference Paris, France in 2014, this spurious correlation was used as a comparison to the…

Aerotoxic Membership

This week, we launched our membership scheme. For £18 / $~27 / €~25 a year, we give people: · The chance to contact specialist health and aviation industry professionals – doctors and lawyers. · A free download of the ‘Aerotoxic Syndrome: Aviation’s Darkest Secret’ ebook, which will be released in late November. · A dedicated new…

Toxicologist unaware that children are being poisoned

The Committee on Toxicity (COT) is a Government so called independent committee whose task is to protect the public from exposure to toxic substances. Yet in an e mail from its Chair Professor Coggon admits: “The principal focus of the Committee’s deliberations was the possibility that the disabling illnesses which have been reported by some…

Simple Media Information

Aerotoxic Syndrome is often described by industry as a ‘complicated issue’ to understand, yet simple facts are agreed: Whilst it is accepted that aircrew health is affected to a greater degree due to repeated exposures to toxic air, passengers can also suffer the same ill health effects. (Read a passenger testimony here) Illness can occur…

AIRBUS; ABSURD; AIRBUSURD?

At a press conference on 17th July 2014 at the Farnborough Air Show, John Leahy – Chief Operating Officer of Airbus Customers was asked by a prematurely medically grounded airline pilot Captain Tristan Loraine (Co-Chair of Global Cabin Air Quality Executive): Captain Tristan Loraine (GCAQE): “John you mentioned the Boeing 787, which obviously being bleed-free…