Cognitive impairment and associated loss in brain white microstructure in aircrew members exposed to engine oil fumes

Abstract Cabin air in airplanes can be contaminated with engine oil contaminants. These contaminations may contain organophosphates (OPs) which are known neurotoxins to brain white matter. However, it is currently unknown if brain white matter in aircrew is affected. We investigated whether we could objectify cognitive complaints in aircrew and whether we could find a…

Holiday Travel Watch

In Support of Quality Holiday Travel Introduction to HolidayTravelWatch HolidayTravelWatch (HTW) has for many years worked with a diverse number of Organisations and Campaigners on common issues. Since 2006/7, we have continued that tradition with our colleagues from the Aerotoxic or Contaminated Aircraft Cabin Air Lobby. In June 2012, along with our colleagues, we presented…

22nd March 2010 – Old News – Senate Approves Feinstein Measure to Protect the Flying Public From Harmful Toxins in Cabin Air on U.S. Airliners

Washington, DC – The U.S. Senate today approved an amendment by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) that would require the FAA to conduct a study of air quality in the cabins of U.S. airliners. The amendment is designed to ensure that the FAA has the information it needs to protect the public from harmful toxins in…