ITF – AIRCRAFT AIR QUALITY: CONTAMINATION CAN AFFECT YOUR HEALTH Guidelines for cabin crew

BE AWARE OF THE PROBLEM Cabin crew have long reported health problems after exposure to chemicals. These chemicals enter the cabin via the aircraft ventilation system. The aircraft’s air supply is bled off the engines. Engines sometimes leak toxic oil. Other chemicals include hydraulic fluid, de-icing fluid, ozone and exhaust. The problem is not limited…

Tel Aviv-bound flight returns to London after crew falls ill – easyjet 29th May 2015

An easyJet plane flying to Tel Aviv from London was forced to return to the airport Friday morning after a number of flight attendants reported feeling unwell. Shortly after takeoff, flight EZY2083 u-turned back to Luton Airport where paramedics and emergency response teams assessed the cabin crew members who were experiencing difficulty breathing. To read…

Aerotoxic Syndrome – According to Wikipedia

Aerotoxic syndrome is a phrase coined by Chris Winder and Jean-Christophe Balouet in 2000, to describe their claims of short- and long-term ill-health effects caused by breathing airliner cabin air which was alleged to have been contaminated to toxic levels (exceeding known, parts per million, safe levels) with atomized engine oils or other chemicals. Repeated investigations…

19th May 2015 BASSA – REPORT FUME EVENTS

We have not seen large numbers of people reporting symptoms following these incidents (fume events) on aircraft which are very rare. ROBERT GOODWILL MP – AVIATION MINISTER This is the misconception held by ministers and corporate industry. We urge you to submit an incident form to BASSA and also to the Global Cabin Air Quality…

CDC – TOXIC SYNDROME DESCRIPTION Nerve Agent and Organophosphate Pesticide Poisoning

The purpose of this document is to enable health care workers and public health officials to recognize an unknown or suspected exposure to a nerve agent or an organophosphate (OP) pesticide. Nerve agents are chemical warfare agents that have the same mechanism of action as OP organophosphate pesticides insecticides. They are potent inhibitors of acetylcholinesterase…