If the Inside of an Airplane Smells Like ‘Dirty Socks,’ Here’s What it Means by Nicole Higman – 28.11.16

Many who board airplanes fear catching an illness from all the germs swirling around in the confined space. What they might not realize, as ABC reports, is that there’s a hidden danger in the air coming out of the vents during the flight as well. Air, or “bleed air,” in planes is taken in from the sky…

Sick from smoke-fumes onboard? What you need to know and what your doctor needs to know. Association of Flight Attendants – February 2016 – 28.11.16

SICK FROM SMOKE/FUMES ONBOARD? WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AND WHAT YOUR DOCTOR NEEDS TO KNOW The outside air that gets supplied to the cabin and flight deck is “bled” off either the aircraft engines or an auxiliary engine called the APU. Because of design and maintenance issues, engine oil/hydraulic fluid from the engines/APU/aircraft systems…

Examination report shows how toxic fumes come on board – Swiss warns their staff – Basellandschaftliche Zeitung – 26.11.16

Google translation below… Die Vorfälle mit kontaminierter Kabinenluft in Flugzeugen häufen sich. Dies stellt die Schweizerische Sicherheitsuntersuchungsstelle (Sust) gemäss einem Bericht der „Schweiz am Sonntag“ fest. Ein Grund dafür sind die in die Jahre gekommenen Jumbolinos. Im Cockpit und im Passagierraum des Airbus A330 der Swiss breitet sich fünf Minuten nach dem Start in Zürich…

Professor David Coggan – Public Servant – £189,999 per annum – The Guardian – 26.11.16

Professor David Coggan Clinical Consultant, Programme Leader, Epidemiology Research Centre, Southampton Medical Research Council £189,999   To see all UK Public Servant’s pay click here Professor Coggan is former Committee on Toxicity Chairman (CLOT) and his opinion is that low level organophosphate human exposure (as found in passenger jet cabins) is not harmful. Does member…

Incident: Lufthansa A321 near Frankfurt on Nov 10th 2016, fumes in cockpit and cabin – Av Herald

A Lufthansa Airbus A321-200, registration D-AISQ performing flight LH-848 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Helsinki (Finland), was climbing out of Frankfurt when the crew stopped the climb at FL130 reporting fumes in cockpit and cabin. The aircraft returned to Frankfurt for a safe landing on runway 25C about 20 minutes after departure. A replacement A321-200 registration…

Toxic Chemical Injuries $340 Billion in US Healthcare Costs and Lost Wages – By Aviation Travel Writer – 3.11.16

Fume Events are a very expensive problem which is only getting worse.  It will be interesting to see what the tipping point will be for employers to finally fix these problems rather than just paying injured workers while taking a blind eye to their causes.  The corporate mindset of denial, deception and cover-up will have to…

A Cardiac Marker for Disability in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis – 22.11.16

Written by Carol Seiverling (2004) Edited by Maryann Spurgin (2016). Forward (2016): The fascinating thing about this article is that everything from chemical allergies to immune dysfunction in ME is explained in terms of circulation problems. This excellent piece on ME and heart issues was written by Carol Seiverling. It was extremely long, putting people…

The Medical Research Council (MRC) (Formerly the Medical Research Committee) – 22.11.16

The Medical Research Committee (MRC) was formed from its origins in the Royal Commission into the Relations of Human and Animal Tuberculosis, which existed from 1901 to 1919. That Commission recommended the creation of a permanent medical research body and a National Health Insurance scheme was devised to provide health and unemployment insurance for workers.…

Aircraft: Air Conditioning – Q&A BA 286 House of Lords 21.11.16

The Countess of Mar Deputy Chairman of Committees, Deputy Speaker (Lords) To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) discussed the emergency diversion of flight BA 286 to Vancouver on 25 October with the Aircraft Commander or any of the crew before deciding not to investigate reports of “toxic fumes” and…