A Cabin Service Directors Story

By Anoymous Between 1979 & 1994 I worked for 4 different airlines as cabin crew and I don’t remember any prolonged episodes of ill health. In 1994 I trained as an aerobics instructor, was fit, well and had loads of energy. In January 1996 I began flying as cabin crew  for my present airline. In…

Susan Michaelis Story

Susan is a medically-retired pilot and this is the testimony she sent to the Expert Panel on Aircraft Air Quality (EPAAQ) enquiry, set up by the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) to investigate cabin air quality and related health problems. Dr Sara Souter Project Coordinator Cabin Air Quality Study Rumball Souter Floyd and Associates…

Splenda Alters Gut Microflora and Increases Intestinal P-Glycoprotein and Cytochrome P-450 in Male Rats

Splenda is comprised of the high-potency artificial sweetener sucralose (1.1%) and the fillers maltodextrin and glucose. Splenda was administered by oral gavage at 100, 300, 500, or 1000 mg/kg to male Sprague-Dawley rats for 12-wk, during which fecal samples were collected weekly for bacterial analysis and measurement of fecal pH. After 12-wk, half of the…

Imidacloprid Induces Neurobehavioral Deficits and Increases Expression of Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein in the Motor Cortex and Hippocampus in Offspring Rats Following in Utero Exposure

Environmental exposure to neurotoxic chemicals during fetal development produces a cascade of effects in developing children, families and society, because of persistent neurological abnormalities of the central nervous system. Epidemiological studies have shown neurobehavioral and cognitive deficits and increased susceptibility to disease in offspring at various developmental stages, all associated with maternal exposure to neurotoxic…