Jet engine oil consumption as a surrogate for measuring chemical contamination in aircraft cabin air – Jeremy J. Ramsden

1. INTRODUCTION Ever since the system of pressurizing jet aircraft cabins using hot compressed air bled off the engines (“bleed air”) was introduced, aeronautical engineers have been aware of the possibility, indeed inevitability, of some contamination of the bleed air and, hence, of the ambient atmosphere in the cockpit and cabin, with engine oil. To…

BFU (German aviation regulator): Study of reported events in connection with the quality of cabin air in commercial aircraft

To view the study in full, click 2014_05_08 Studie BFU TAB-A-2014_Occ-in-D. Press release on the report by Markus Tressel, Green party (DE): German (Original) | English Translation Commentary on the report by Markus Tressel, Green party (DE): German (Original) Spiegel Online magazine article Smell in Jets: experts give clear for vapors in aircraft UPDATE 20/05/2014:…

The self-reported health of U.S. flight attendants compared to the general population

BACKGROUND Few studies have examined the broad health effects of occupational exposures in flight attendants apart from disease-specific morbidity and mortality studies. We describe the health status of flight attendants and compare it to the U.S. population. In addition, we explore whether the prevalence of major health conditions in flight attendants is associated with length…

Cholinesterase Kit for Field Diagnosis of Organophosphate Exposure

The now available CE certified test system provides a laboratory tool for the rapid and precise determination
of AChE and BChE activities in whole blood in medical installations and mobile forces and may broaden the diagnostic capabilities
of the Bundeswehr medical service, especially during deployed field operations, in case of suspected exposure
to OP.

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