Quantifying Exposure to Pesticides on Commercial Aircraft – ACER

Assessment of potential health risks to flight attendants from exposure to pyrethroid insecticides, used for aircraft disinsection, is limited because of (a) lack of information on exposures to these insecticides, and (b) lack of tools for linking these exposures to biomarker data. We developed and evaluated a physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model to assess the…

Proposed Test Plans for a Study of Bleed Air Quality in Commercial Airliners


The Airliner Cabin Environment Research (ACER) Program of the National Air Transportation Center of Excellence for Research in the Intermodal Transport Environment (RITE) has developed two research plans for an extensive study of bleed air incidents on aircraft operating in the United States.

Read the full report: Proposed Test Plans – Section 320

[German] Aerotoxic syndrome: basic, pathophysiology and therapy with the therapeutic apheresis

abstract Aerotoxic syndrome: Background, Pathophysiology, and treatment with therapeutic apheresis This work will form the basis of the detailed Aerotoxic syndrome, the pathophysiological consequences and modern treatment options. At the same time attention is drawn to the fact that the Aerotoxic Syndrome, as we know it is due to a design flaw of all aircraft…