Aerotoxic syndrome: the growing occupational health issue

“While aviation is a highly-regulated and risk averse industry, the issue regarding air supplied to aircraft cabins is worthy of review, as aviation health consultant, Dr Susan Michaelis, explains” (source) . “Very often globally there is an arrangement or a memorandum of understanding between the aviation and health and safety regulators, giving the aviation regulator…

Boost for Montgomeryshire woman’s campaign on in-flight health fears

A 20-YEAR battle for recognition by a Montgomeryshire campaigner has been boosted by the findings of a World Health Organisation (WHO) journal. “Aerotoxic Syndrome is thought to be caused by exposure to contaminated air inside an aircraft, this occurs when a seal has worn down enough to allow oil to enter the mechanisms that control…

DEMO: Toxic Free Air on Aircraft in FRA and MUC July 14th

The protests took place at München and Frankfurt/M airports on July 14th – organised by flight attendants and pilots who have become victim to toxic cabin air and are demanding that the resulting ill-health is  recognised as an occupational illness (see here) and that the industry and politicians finally take measures to protect passengers and crew. (Q&A…

In Australian Federation of Airline Pilots (AFAP) news …

  “A new study published in the World Health Organisation Journal, Public Health Panorama, has revealed a clear link between exposure to contaminated air supplies and acute and chronic adverse effects in aircrew. Concerns for the adverse health effects experienced by aircrew who have been exposed to contaminated air has long been a concern in…