PHYSICIAN’S GUIDE TO PESTICIDE (Includes Organophosphate) POISONING – OPRUS 2001 – republished 27th December 2016

To read the full 2001 Physicians report (which includes data on Organophosphates) click here To read more about OPRUS from 2001 click here To read about Sir Solly Zuckerman’s 1950’s text book work on OP’s click here ……….Poisoning Symptoms………. Influenza-like symptoms Respiratory constriction Sensitisation Non-specific Symptoms Confusion Fatigue Sensation loss Vision Problems Erratic Heartbeat Digestive…

Thick air By Bettina Reckter VDI Nachrichten – 15.12.16

More and more pilots and flight attendants complain about violent complaints – caused by pollutants in the cabin air. The problem can be solved easily, the Cockpit trade union criticizes. “What problem?” Asks some in the aviation industry. Air passengers and passengers have been complaining about toxic fumes in aircraft cabin air for years. And…

Incident: Germanwings A320 near Dusseldorf on Dec 23rd 2016, odour on board

A Germanwings Airbus A320-200, registration D-AIQE performing flight 4U-9772 from Dusseldorf (Germany) to Prague (Czech Republic), was climbing out of Dusseldorf when the crew stopped the climb at FL250 and decided to return to Dusseldorf for a safe landing on runway 23L about 30 minutes after departure. A replacement A320-200 registration D-AEWL reached Prague with…

Four Fume events never officially recorded from 16th January 2010 – (No Evidence) -19th December 2016

“On Dec 19th 2016 a check of both FAA incident databases as well as NTSB investigation lists revealed, that neither of the four occurrences are listed in either database, neither database contains any entry at any time involving N251AY.” Click here to read details of four 2010 fume events, which were never officially recorded. 3rd December…

PAN, PAN, PAN – Captain David Hill – help with cost of autopsy – 19th December 2016 – Achieved by 20th December 2016

We, friends of Captain David Hill, are raising $5500 to defray the cost of an autopsy which should help to answer questions about the impact of breathing oil fumes on the brain. Starting in January 2010, many of us associated with this site had the honor of getting to know a great man—Captain David Hill.  The…

Accident: US Airways B762 near St. Thomas on Jan 16th 2010, odour on board, both flight crew received permanent injuries, captain later died – Av Herald – 19th December 2016

A US Airways Boeing 767-200, registration N251AY performing flight US-1041 from Saint Thomas (US Virgin Islands) to Charlotte,NC (USA) with 174 passengers, was on approach to Charlotte, when the crew reported a number of passengers and cabin crew had noticed some odour on board shortly after takeoff and were now suffering from headache and nausea…

Harry Hoffman MD – Birthday of US Founder of Aerotoxic Syndrome – 18th December 2016

Today we celebrate the birthday of Dr Harry Hoffman who along with Professor Chris Winder of Australia and Dr Jean Christophe Balouet of France founded AEROTOXIC SYNDROME in 1999. The published paper for AEROTOXIC SYNDROME can be read here Dr Hoffman passed away in 2004 – you may read about his US Naval Institute flying and…

Acetylcholinesterase and neuropathy target esterase activities in 11 cases of symptomatic flight crew members after fume events. – Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health – 6.12.16

Abstract In modern aviation, so-called fume events such as exposure to an unknown mixture of chemicals introduced into the aircraft cabin with bleed air drawn off at the engines may occur. Human exposure may result in (neuro)toxic symptoms described as so-called “aerotoxic syndrome.” Currently, among other agents organophosphates (OP) are regarded as a likely cause…

Thousands of airline pilots flying every day with suicidal thoughts, says landmark study – The Daily Telegraph – 15.12.16

More than 4,000 commercial flights on any given day are being flown by pilots who have experienced suicidal thoughts, a landmark study on the airline industry suggests. An international survey of pilots by Harvard University found 4.1 per cent had contemplated killing themselves at least once in the previous fortnight, and 12.6 per cent met…