Aerotoxic syndrome: the growing occupational health issue

“While aviation is a highly-regulated and risk averse industry, the issue regarding air supplied to aircraft cabins is worthy of review, as aviation health consultant, Dr Susan Michaelis, explains” (source) . “Very often globally there is an arrangement or a memorandum of understanding between the aviation and health and safety regulators, giving the aviation regulator…

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…

FLIGHT SAFETY SAFE-SKY: Contaminated cabin air

FLIGHT SAFETY SAFE-SKY: Contaminated cabin air: The cabin air in modern commercial aircraft has been supplied unchanged since the 1960s with so-called ‘Bleed Air’ from the engines. The dispensing air is used to maintain the necessary pressure booths, ie the oxygen supply to the passengers and the aircraft crew. This “bleed air” is directly discharged…