Daily Mail: Revealed: 167 cases of toxic air in planes in just four months – and 12 cases resulted in pilots requesting priority landing.

The figures have re-opened the argument about whether prolonged exposure to the air in planes is safe for passengers and crew. Details emerged in a report broadcast last night by ITV News, which has seen copies of the Civil Aviation Authority’s safety reports from December 2014 to March 2015. To read the full article click…

Guardian – Revealed: government knew of farm poisoning risk but failed to act

Documents show officials knew of danger from chemical mandated for sheep dipping that left hundreds of farmers with debilitating health problems, prompting politicians to call for Hillsborough-style inquiry Some facts: Organophosphates in sheep dip = Organophosphates in jet engine oil. Farmer victims = Crew & passenger victims (including infants and children). To read the full…

UK first official recognition of ‘aerotoxic syndrome’ caused by fumes in aircraft cabins 2nd March 2015 – Merco Press

 The coroner, who is inquiring into the death of Richard Westgate, called on BA and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to take “urgent action to prevent future deaths.” Dr. Payne’s landmark report is the first official recognition in the United Kingdom of “aerotoxic syndrome,” a phenomenon long denied by airlines but which is blamed by…