Green MEP calls for independent inquiry into ‘aerotoxic syndrome’ at cabin air conference

image©nationalgeographic.com/ 5 Advances That Will Change Air Travel Keith Taylor, Green MEP for the South East, calls for an independent inquiry into so-called ‘aerotoxic syndrome’ related to poor air quality in aeroplane passenger cabins and cockpits as he delivers the closing speech at the International Aircraft Cabin Air Conference on Wednesday, 20 September. The conference, at Imperial College London, was hosted…

Aerotoxic syndrome: frequent flyers at risk from ‘asbestos of the sky’

“Those symptoms after a long-haul flight might not be jet lag, but something more sinister, according to a study recently published by the World Health Organisation. The study confirms a link between chemical contaminants in aeroplane cabin air and chronic and acute health problems. While airline crew are most exposed to the risks, it’s a health hazard…

CAA-Aircraft Fume Events Information for health professionals on aircraft fume events

Doctors and other health professionals may see patients who report symptoms following a ‘fume’ event – an unusual odour, mist or smoke – on an aircraft. The pattern of symptoms reported is quite variable and health professionals have asked for guidance on how best to manage such patients. The Care Pathway has been developed by…

The Aviation Herald reports

Incidents and News in Aviation One of Aviation Herald’s well researched reporting subjects is based on ‘fume/ odour/ smell /smoke’ events of various airlines and aircraft. Regular updates can be found here   source © Aviation Herald image credits istock photo   For all the INFO you need, browse THIS webpage and www.aerotoxciteam.com (also for masks!)…

Polluted Air in Aircraft? Court in Germany says: work accident

  A stewardess has been having considerable health problems which occurred after a flight, due to toxic chemicals floating around the aircraft. With her lawyer Oliver Birk of the Stuttgart office of the DGB Rechtsschutz GmbH, she fought her case at the labour/industrial court Freiburg/Germany to determine the occurrence of an accident. After reviewing and evaluating…

OPEN LETTER to HSE regarding Air Quality Conference attendance

  Mr Martin Temple Chairman Health and Safety Executive Redgrave Court Merton Road Bootle Merseyside L20 7HS 31 July, 2017 OPEN LETTER   Dear Mr Temple, As the lead organisation internationally representing aircrew and aviation workers concerned about the contamination of aircraft air supplies by the aircraft engine supply (‘bleed air’), the Global Cabin Air…