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…

PHYSICIAN’S GUIDE TO PESTICIDE (Includes Organophosphate) POISONING – OPRUS 2001 – republished 27th December 2016

To read the full 2001 Physicians report (which includes data on Organophosphates) click here To read more about OPRUS from 2001 click here To read about Sir Solly Zuckerman’s 1950’s text book work on OP’s click here ……….Poisoning Symptoms………. Influenza-like symptoms Respiratory constriction Sensitisation Non-specific Symptoms Confusion Fatigue Sensation loss Vision Problems Erratic Heartbeat Digestive…

Acetylcholinesterase and neuropathy target esterase activities in 11 cases of symptomatic flight crew members after fume events. – Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health – 6.12.16

Abstract In modern aviation, so-called fume events such as exposure to an unknown mixture of chemicals introduced into the aircraft cabin with bleed air drawn off at the engines may occur. Human exposure may result in (neuro)toxic symptoms described as so-called “aerotoxic syndrome.” Currently, among other agents organophosphates (OP) are regarded as a likely cause…

The Medical Research Council (MRC) (Formerly the Medical Research Committee) – 22.11.16

The Medical Research Committee (MRC) was formed from its origins in the Royal Commission into the Relations of Human and Animal Tuberculosis, which existed from 1901 to 1919. That Commission recommended the creation of a permanent medical research body and a National Health Insurance scheme was devised to provide health and unemployment insurance for workers.…