AUTOANTIBODIES TO NERVOUS SYSTEM-SPECIFIC PROTEINS ARE ELEVATED IN SERA OF FLIGHT CREW MEMBERS: BIOMARKERS FOR NERVOUS SYSTEM INJURY

This descriptive study reports the results of assays performed to detect circulating autoantibodies to a panel of seven proteins associated with the nervous system in sera of 12 healthy controls and a group of 34 flight crew members (including pilots and attendants) who experienced adverse effects after exposure to air emissions in the aircrafts. The…

Contaminated cabin air: Condor flight attendants lost consciousness (2013)

Two flight attendants after surge of contaminated cabin air collapsed unconscious and rushed to hospital On board a Condor Boeing 757-300 (D-ABOC) has on Friday a serious incident. Following the occurrence of an unusual odour the first officer had to put on his oxygen mask, three flight attendants would have felt uncomfortable, his two collapses.…

IFALPA Cabin Air Quality briefing

Background Cabin air in modern commercial jet aircraft (excluding Boeing 787) is taken directly from compressors in the engine compartments without filtering. Occasionally, oil fumes from the hot section of the engine leak into this air. This has been recognized by Regulation Authorities, scientists, airlines, occupational doctors, oil manufacturers, and crew unions. However, consequences of…