Stuttgart: Bleed Air, Aerotoxic Syndrome or Fume Event
Syndrome or Fume-Event to German: Gift im Flieger – ever heard of it?
The concept of the aerotoxic syndrome, Bleed Air or Fume events is known. Some of them have done their own painful, sometimes even deadly, way. Aviation is affected worldwide.
There were already such events in Stuttgart. During the turbine run, highly toxic, gaseous substances from the turbine (transmission oil) pass through the intake process of the air conditioning system into the cabin. In contrast to the passengers who fly from “A” to “B”, the crew members are much longer without interruption and thus the poisons are much more concentrated and, above all, defenseless. This often leads to long-term incapacity for work. In appropriate forums on the Internet, the interested person can make himself based on partly shocking reports of those affected.
The subject is politically motivated in Germany – largely under a rug of silence. Neither the politicians nor the airlines, nor the aircraft builders, nor the health insurance funds, nor the employers’ associations, have any interest in the fact that this serious and human-dangling problem reaches the general public. Finally, a large number of passengers are exposed to the airborne airborne contaminated in the event of such an incident. We are not aware of the extent to which passengers have already been injured. For crew members, this is somewhat different, as there are concrete incidents.
Unfortunately, the Federal Republic of Germany is irresponsible here, leaving the affected persons in the rain, obviously politically wanted. In the media, the topic is so skillfully placed that hardly anyone is aware of it (who is looking at midnight investigative posts on public television when he has to sleep for the next working day?). Australia is also showing that things are different, where the issue is taken into account, even after a long struggle by those affected.
As a layman one is shocked. Especially if you have never heard of it. Bernd K. Köster, a trade union supervisor of the trade union ver.di, is indignant at the fact that the topic is being hushed up, and above all that those affected are not helped, but abandoned. If you are affected by such an event, please come to us, we would like to bring the affected person together. The exchange of experience and information can be most helpful from our point of view.
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