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…

Poisoned in the plane – Frankfurter Rundschau – 26.1.17

Click here to read the full article. English translation below Flugbegleiterin Kerstin K. beschreibt den Geruch als süßlich-scharf. Sie wollte es genauer wissen – und hielt ihre Nase an die Frischluftdüse. Schlagartig bekam sie Kopfschmerzen, Herzrasen, es kribbelte in Armen und Beinen. Sofort nach der Landung kamen sie und zwei Kollegen ins Krankenhaus. Alle hatten…

​Aviators, Snake Oil Myths & White Elephants by Bee Beaumont – 22.1.17

Pilots.  A species  which still has a bit of glamour surrounding them. Handsome and  dashing looking in their uniforms,  they are world travellers, tanned jet setters, fancy hotel occupiers, well paid with lots of free time, always on holidays while doing what they love most: flying.   Really? Nowadays we can read on a practically…

Aerotoxic Syndrome – Finding help and relief – Health Matrix – 21.1.17

A few years ago, I received the following e-mail: Wow… nice article on the ketogenic diet. Here is something you may wish to sink your teeth into… and maybe even be a help… In late 2010 and early 2011 I inhaled fumes containing organophosphates through oil leaks in an engine. I have suffered incredible pain,…

Poison in the sky: The air travel industry has been putting profit over safety by ignoring aerotoxicity – Natural News 12.1.17

(NaturalNews) Have you ever wondered how jet airliners supply fresh air to passengers while flying at high altitudes? Everyone on board relies on this air supply, but where does it come from, and why hasn’t the aviation industry informed us of its health hazards? For 40 years, the air travel industry has kept this design secret.…

Cholinesterase Inhibition – Extoxnet – September 1993 – NHS Test? – Republished 8.1.17

One of the most difficult things for people, even doctors, to understand about chemical poisoning is: why doesn’t everyone have the same symptoms and why isn’t everyone affected to the same degree? A substance that plays a big part in this is called cholinesterase. It’s quite complicated but this paper by Cornell University explains why…