Ill health following exposure to contaminated aircraft air: psychosomatic disorder or neurological injury? – MacKenzie Ross & J. Burdon

Cabin air on commercial aircraft is sometimes contaminated with hydraulic fluids, synthetic jet engine oils and combusted or pyrolised materials, and aircrew have been reporting ill health following fume events for many years. The purpose of this article is to raise awareness among physicians of the short- and long-term health effects that may develop after…

Organophosphorus ester-induced chronic neurotoxicity

Organophosphorus compounds have three distinct neurotoxic actions.

The primary action is the irreversible inhibition of acetylcholinesterase, resulting in the accumulation of acetylcholine and subsequent over-stimulation of the nicotinic and muscarinic acetylcholine receptors leading to cholinergic effects…

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Corporate affiliation bias and BAe 146 aircraft: (Australian) Senate report

The Australian Senate has completed an inquiry into aircraft air quality in the BAe 146 aircraft because of many incidents of apparent toxic illness among the crew. The Senate Committee concluded that cabin contamination continues to occur(1) and that this has led to short-term and medium-term health problems for a number of BAe 146 flight…