- Documentary supports claims that crew suffer from aerotoxic syndrome
- Term is given to symptoms caused by contaminated cabin air in jet aircraft
- Symptoms include fatigue, loss of consciousness, dizziness and nausea
- Contaminated air enters cabin from compressed air drawn from engines
- UK regulator says studies have found no link between exposure and illness
- Unite union has demanded an inquiry into cabin air and staff complaints
“Introduced in 1999, aerotoxic syndrome is a little-known term given to long and short-term symptoms caused by exposure to contaminated cabin air in jet aircraft, although the term has not been recognised by the global medical community.
Aerotoxic Association, which is campaigning to have the syndrome recognised, said symptoms can include fatigue, blurred vision, loss of consciousness, dizziness, headaches, vomiting or nausea.
The term has gained a lot of attention this year thanks to incidents where passengers or crew fell ill or fumes were reported on board, although it has not been cited in any official reports.”…..
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