Is Aircraft Cabin Air Toxic? IFL Science

Following the death of commercial airline pilot Richard Westgate, an inquest was launched into the cause of his death. Westgate had previously claimed that his health problems were caused by exposure to on board toxic chemicals and a subsequent coroner’s report raised concerns with the pilot’s employers, British Airways, and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA),…

A Perth mother who claims she was poisoned by toxic fumes while working as a flight attendant on an Ansett flight in the late 1990s is set to take aeronautics giant BAe Systems to court in a bid for damages.

Melissa Dray is convinced she is one of thousands of worldwide victims of “aerotoxic syndrome”, which sufferers say is caused by the cabin being contaminated with microscopic airborne engine oils and other chemicals.

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