TODAY AT 5: Toxic air on board passenger jets – WSOCTV.COM – 1.3.17

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Pilots across the country are raising a major safety concern, claiming the air that flight crews and passengers breathe on board could contain toxic fumes. In a Channel 9 investigation, anchor Allison Latos asks how dangerous the fumes really are. “Extraordinarily dangerous,” said Allied Pilots Association spokesperson Capt. Dennis Tajer. “Imagine two…

KLM stewardess has to lose job (Aerotoxic) – De Telegraaf – 9.2.17

Google translation: AMSTERDAM – The sick KLM stewardess Evelyn van den Heuvel (32), who says to be felled by nerve gases in aircraft should not be summarily dismissed. She touches it lost its job by April 1st. The Subdistrict Court held in Amsterdam. The resignation will be destroyed on the spot by the end of…

Poison from the turbines – Gottinger Tageblatt – 4.2.17

Google translation: Nearly 8400 people have signed a petition calling on the university clinic to receive the so-called “Fume Event” session at the Institute for Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine. There, victims of heavy traffic in aircraft are treated. University of Göttingen. The symptoms of the so-called aerotoxic syndrome: Patients feel drowsy and have flu-like…

Passengers complain about nausea – plane flies back – Hamburger Abendblatt – 29.1.17

Click here for the full article in German. Google Translation: Kurz after the start in Hamburg had to reverse the machine again. Rescue workers provide six people. Hamburg. Because some passengers suddenly felt unpleasant odors and complained about atembeschwerden and nausea, an aircraft with 141 passengers had to fly back on board shortly after the…

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…

Date set for landmark hearing into dangers of fumes in the cabin 6 – 13 April 2017 – Bournemouth Echo – 19.1.17

A LANDMARK court hearing to examine the risks posed by toxic fumes inside aircraft cabins will be heard in Bournemouth in April. A date has finally been set for a full inquest into the death of British Airways pilot Richard Westgate. The hearing will take place over two weeks in April at Bournemouth Town Hall…

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Bleed air: the dirty secret the aviation industry doesn’t want you to know about – Walking Science 12-1-17

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. What…

British Airways cabin crew ‘spaced out’ after suspected toxic fumes fill plane – Evening Standard – 1.1.17

Leaked: Suspected toxic fumes resulted in several BA cabin crew becoming ill on a London-bound flight  British Airways flight attendants vomited and became “spaced out” after suspected toxic fumes filled the cabin which left them needing emergency oxygen, a leaked report has revealed. Three pilots and 22 cabin crew needed hospital treatment after an emergency…