IATA health conference 2014 – presentations

Presentations from the International Air Transport Association 2014 Health Conference, including from the UK Committee on Toxicity and Dutch airline KLM. CABIN AIR QUALITY THE COT INVOLVEMENT AND FINDINGS – Professor David Coggon The following presentations have been removed following an IATA copyright claim: Aircraft Cabin Air Quality: What has happened to the CEN & SAE…

OPEN LETTER – Aerotoxic Chairman to Prof. of Toxicology on KLM’s controversial report

Aerotoxic Association chairman, John Hoyte writes an open letter Prof. Cranmer, professor of toxicology at the University of Arkansas and the editor in chief of Elsevier, which published KLM’s controversial Health risk assessment of exposure to TriCresyl Phosphates (TCPs) in aircraft: A commentary Read the reply by Dr. Joan Cranmer, Editor of Neurotoxicology, here. Read…

Health risk assessment of exposure to TriCresyl Phosphates (TCPs) in aircraft: A commentary

Abstract Possible exposure to TriCresyl Phosphates (TCPs) has led to concerns among airline crew members. One isomer, Tri-ortho-Cresyl Phosphate (ToCP) is known to be neurotoxic and exposure to ToCP via contaminated cabin air has been suggested to be associated with the alleged Aerotoxic syndrome. The symptoms associated with Aerotoxic syndrome are diverse, including headaches, loss…

FUME EVENT: JetBlue Plane Evacuates Passengers — smoke in the cabin (VIDEO)

A JetBlue plane was forced to make an emergency landing because of an engine problem today in California, where it then evacuated passengers. Flight 1416 was bound for Austin, Texas, this morning when it “declared an emergency” and returned to Long Beach Airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Read the full article here. Read…

FUME EVENT: Air Canada A319 at Bermuda on Sep 13th 2014, reports of fumes on board

An Air Canada Airbus A319-100, registration C-GITP performing flight AC-942 from Toronto,ON (Canada) to Bermuda (Bermuda) with 88 people on board, was descending towards Bermuda Airport when approach control queried the crew stating tower had called them about sick passengers on board and asking whether there was an emergency in progress, the crew replied “negative”.…