The Aetiology of ‘Aerotoxic Syndrome’- A Toxico- Pathological Viewpoint

  Published Sept. 08/ 2017 in the Open Access Journal of Toxicology, JP Juniper: The Aetiology of ‘Aerotoxic Syndrome’- A Toxico- Pathological Viewpoint C V Howard1*, S Michaelis2 and A Watterson2 (Ed: excerpts from original):  “The effect of repeated low dose OP exposure has been reviewed by Terry [5]. He describes a number of mechanisms…

British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) Positive Evidence on Cabin Air Quality – from 20-21 April 2005 – 25.04.17

It is often claimed that there is ‘NO POSITIVE EVIDENCE’ of harm from exposure to toxic air in the confined space of a jet airliner… Here is evidence from 20/21 April 2005 of the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) who held a two day conference in London to decide whether or not harm could occur.…

EXPOSURE TO AIRCRAFT BLEED AIR CONTAMINANTS AMONG AIRLINE WORKERS A GUIDE FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS April 2009 – Republished April 2017

Funding for this project has been provided by the Federal Aviation Administration Office of Aviation Medicine and is part of a collaborative project between the Occupational Health Research Consortium in Aviation (OHRCA) and the Airliner Cabin Environment research (ACER) Center of Excellence. This document is disseminated under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Transportation…

How many passengers a year could be affected by acute toxicity? Click here for the answer – (2006 figures) – Published by University College London in 2006. – 8.4.17

Despite underreporting by aircrew, many contaminated air events are recorded.6 It is recognised that all aircraft are subject to engine oil leaks occasionally but certain types of aircraft record statistically more events than others. These include the BAe 146 and the Boeing 757.13 The BALPA survey found that only 3.66% of contaminated air events experienced…

Organophosphate Report by The Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2004 – republished 19.3.17

The Organophospate Report – Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust (2004) Probably the most striking part of the OP (organophosphate) chemical saga is its relentless predictability. From the first warnings in 1951 about the dangers of OPs from Sir Solly Zuckerman right up to today’s Gulf War inquiries in the United States and the UK, the pattern…

Gift über den Wolken = Poison above the clouds – Bayersiche Staatszeitung – 24.2.17

Husten, Schwindel, Herzrasen: Immer mehr Flugbegleiter, Piloten und Passagiere leiden unter „Fume Events“ Flugbegleiterin Maria Greiner (Name geändert) ist verzweifelt. Seit einem Einsatz im Februar 2016 leidet sie unter Schwindel, Husten, Herzrasen, Atembeschwerden und Sehstörungen. Nur glauben wollen ihr das weder der Arbeitgeber, noch die Berufsgenossenschaft und die Ärzte. „Mir fällt es sehr schwer, mit…

The Airliner Cabin Environment and the Health of Passengers and Crew (2002) – The National Acadamies Press – Republished 29.1.17

Introduction The current volume, speed, and reach of air travel are unprecedented; technology has made it easy and readily available (Wilson 1995; WHO 1998). Over the last 20 years, the world’s population is estimated to have grown at about 2% per year, but the traveling population has grown at 6% per year (Weiss 2001). From…