Mars recalls chocolate bars in 55 countries after plastic found in product – New.com.au – 24 February 2016

CHOCOLATE giant Mars has ordered a massive international recall of Mars and Snickers bars made at its Dutch factory after a piece of red plastic was found in one. Millions of chocolate bars were deemed possibly unsafe for consumption in 55 countries after a customer in Germany discovered plastic in his Snickers bar on January…

Dorset coroner’s “urgent” warning over toxic fumes in aircraft as pilot’s death linked with aerotoxic syndrome – 23 February 2015 – One year on…

Dorset coroner’s “urgent” warning over toxic fumes in aircraft as pilot dies from aerotoxic syndrome DORSET Coroner Sheriff Payne has warned that passengers are at risk of death from toxic fumes inside aircraft cabins. He has asked for “urgent action” after considering his initial findings in an investigation into the death of 43-year-old British Airways…

Is aerotoxic syndrome the next cover-up waiting to be unravelled? BLOWING a hole in a mass cover-up is probably every journalist’s dream…Herald Scotland – 18th February 2016

BLOWING a hole in a mass cover-up is probably every journalist’s dream. From the Washington Post’s expose of the Watergate scandal to the Boston Globe’s tenacious unravelling of a Catholic Church conspiracy to brush child abuse under the carpet, these are the kinds of scandals cinemagoers love to watch and reporters dream of uncovering. Two…

Dangerous toxins in cabin air passed onto crew, study finds – Daily Telegraph 17.2.16

Flight attendants who complained that toxic cabin air made them ill have tested positive for dangerous chemicals. A team of researchers from the University of Göttingen in Germany have found organophosphates – compounds damaging to enzymes in the human body, and the basis of many pesticides and nerve agents – in blood and urine samples…

The aviation industry’s ‘dirtiest secret’: New documentary claims passengers and crew are inhaling poisonous fumes but it will take a ‘tombstone event’ to expose the cover-up. Daily Mail 17.2.16

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…