22nd March 2010 – Old News – Senate Approves Feinstein Measure to Protect the Flying Public From Harmful Toxins in Cabin Air on U.S. Airliners

Washington, DC – The U.S. Senate today approved an amendment by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) that would require the FAA to conduct a study of air quality in the cabins of U.S. airliners. The amendment is designed to ensure that the FAA has the information it needs to protect the public from harmful toxins in…

Westminster Hall Debates Organophosphate sheepdip poisoning – 10th June 2015

4:00 pm  – 4:30 pm  Jessica Morden Member of Parliament Organophosphate sheepdip poisoning To learn about the debate in the Houses of Parliament click here. Sheep dip poisoning – leading organophosphate poisoning campaigners have welcomed recent calls for a “hillsborough style” inquiry into whether farmers were misled over the use of the dangerous chemical. There’s cross party…

ITF – AIRCRAFT AIR QUALITY: CONTAMINATION CAN AFFECT YOUR HEALTH Guidelines for cabin crew

BE AWARE OF THE PROBLEM Cabin crew have long reported health problems after exposure to chemicals. These chemicals enter the cabin via the aircraft ventilation system. The aircraft’s air supply is bled off the engines. Engines sometimes leak toxic oil. Other chemicals include hydraulic fluid, de-icing fluid, ozone and exhaust. The problem is not limited…

CDC – TOXIC SYNDROME DESCRIPTION Nerve Agent and Organophosphate Pesticide Poisoning

The purpose of this document is to enable health care workers and public health officials to recognize an unknown or suspected exposure to a nerve agent or an organophosphate (OP) pesticide. Nerve agents are chemical warfare agents that have the same mechanism of action as OP organophosphate pesticides insecticides. They are potent inhibitors of acetylcholinesterase…