Organophosphate Report by The Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2004 – republished 19.3.17

The Organophospate Report – Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust (2004) Probably the most striking part of the OP (organophosphate) chemical saga is its relentless predictability. From the first warnings in 1951 about the dangers of OPs from Sir Solly Zuckerman right up to today’s Gulf War inquiries in the United States and the UK, the pattern…

Air New Zealand flight cancelled after haze detected on plane – Stuff Travel – 14.3.17

A mystery “haze” detected on board an Air New Zealand plane caused it to be grounded on Tuesday morning. The flight out of Napier had not taken off when the haze was detected in the cabin. “Air New Zealand flight NZ5210 from Napier to Auckland was cancelled earlier this morning due to a haze being detected in…

Brussels senses “Fume Events” in passenger jets – Welt N24 – 14.3.17

In the dispute over the health hazards of the air in passenger aircraft, the EU Commission is now switching on. The issue is highly controversial, because the manufacturers dispute any problems. It often happens. Almost every week, pilots report strange odors or even smoke in the cabin of airplanes. The events described in the specialist magazine…

Poisoning by aircraft air is recognized as a work disaster – Flug-Verspatetet.de 19.7.16 – Republished 13.3.17

For the first time, poisoning by harmful aircraft cabin air  in Germany was recognized as a work disaster. It is the second case in the world where the disease of a crew member in connection with contaminated cabin air has been recognized as an occupational accident. As a result, on the Lufthansaflug from 2013 during…

Civil Aviation Authority & Cabin Air Quality – 13.3.17

All UK airlines are legally required to report any occurrences that could have, or did, endanger aircraft occupants within 72 hours. Airlines are also required to carry out appropriate levels of analysis of a potential incident and determine any further action that may help improve aviation safety. This applies to all types of occurrences including…

Tech start-up creates handheld fume detector for aircraft – A Game Changer from TRAVOLUTION – 13.3.17

TRAVOLUTION A tech start-up has announced that it has created what it claims to be the world’s first real-time detector of poisonous compounds in aircraft cabins. London-based VN Aerotoxic Detection Solutions Ltd (VN-ADS) is aiming to tackle “fume events” and “aerotoxic syndrome” and is looking to start field-testing on commercial flights. The start-up has spent two years…