British passenger describes panic on American Airlines flight as ‘7 of 13 crew and many passengers taken ill’ Daily Mirror – 27th January 2016

A British passenger has described panic on board an American Airlines flight from London Heathrow to LAX after “7 of 13 crew and many passengers were taken ill”. Flight AA109 was close to Keflavik, a town in southwest Iceland, when crew declared a medical emergency and decided to head back to London. Passengers were asked…

Academics urge better investigation into toxic air fumes in aircraft – The Open University – 23rd January 2016

Studies into the impact of toxic air fumes in aircraft cabins are not rigorous enough, academics are saying. They have been examining the research. They say governments and industry need to look closely at the issue to give a definitive answer to concerns about health risks.  Dr Gini Harrison, a Lecturer in Psychology at The…

Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a breath of fresh cabin air Daily Telegraph – 19th December 2009

The successful launch of the Boeing Dreamliner this week has highlighted concerns about the amount of toxic air in conventional aircraft cabins. The new lightweight plane, which is designed to cut fuel costs by 20 per cent, has been hailed as the answer to the problem of contaminated air that scientists claim affects up to…

Shock figures to reveal deadly toll of global air pollution – Guardian 16th January 2016

“World Health Organisation describes new data as ‘health emergency’, with rising concern likely to influence decision over Heathrow expansion.” To read the full 16th February 2016 article click here. To read a 26th February 2006 Guardian article (nearly 10 years ago!) about toxic air in the confined space of jet airliners – click here. To…

Calgary philanthropist Martha Hart recalls scary ride after Air Canada plane makes emergency landing in Halifax – 8th January 2016

“Her voice cracking and mind still racing, Martha Hart recounted a frantic text she wrote Friday night no one ever wants to send or receive. “Something is wrong with the plane and I love you,” it read. The Calgary philanthropist sent it to both her kids in the harrowing minutes after takeoff of Air Canada…

Sick and dying aircrew? The establishment’s favourite phrase: no causal link established – Chemical Concern – 2nd January 2016

Reports of ill health after exposure to radiation, fluoridation, contaminated blood, dental mercury, pesticide poisoning and a range of other conditions the protective cry goes up, backed by interested scientists, that there is ‘no causal link’. For many years social and mainstream media have covered allegations that the health of aircrews has been adversely affected…