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…

Air in a plane cabin CAN damage your health, say scientists:

Research finds series of problems linked to fumes among cabin crew Study shows links between fumes and ill health from air blown into plane cabins Symptoms included headaches and dizziness to breathing and vision problems ‘This is a clear occupational and public health issue’, said Dr Susan Michaelis By Colin Fernandez Science Correspondent For The Daily…

Should You Beware the Air You Breathe on Planes? Despite the occasional odd odor, the air quality in cabins may actually be better than you think by Scott McCartney – WSJ – 31.5.17

Your worst fears about breathing bad air on planes are probably unfounded. A recent European study that monitored air on 69 flights found cabin air quality was less polluted than that of office buildings, schools and residences. Contaminants that were found were “detected at levels considered not unusual for indoor air environments,” the study commissioned…