In Australian Federation of Airline Pilots (AFAP) news …

  “A new study published in the World Health Organisation Journal, Public Health Panorama, has revealed a clear link between exposure to contaminated air supplies and acute and chronic adverse effects in aircrew. Concerns for the adverse health effects experienced by aircrew who have been exposed to contaminated air has long been a concern in…

‘Toxic’ cabin air on your flight linked to cancer, neurological problems: WHO report

  The cabin air inhaled by passengers and flight crews on commercial airplanes has been linked to several alarming health concerns such as cancer, neurological problems and chronic fatigue, new research in the World Health Organization (WHO) journal states. Last year CUPE’s Airline Division presented its concerns to MPs on the standing committee on transport,…

Potentially toxic cabin air is apparently not investigated in detail in many cases

“Is there a need for a crash before the authorities investigate?” Numerous incidents of potentially toxic cabin air  have apparently not been investigated in detail by the responsible authority over the past eight years. This is the research of BuzzFeed News. The piloting association VC-Cockpit calls the missing investigations of so-called fume events “fatal and irresponsible”.…

New health concerns – and cancer link – over toxic cabin air breathed by 3.5 billion passengers each year

Toxic cabin air breathed by passengers, pilots and cabin crew is linked to cancer, chronic fatigue and neurological problems, according to new research in a World Health Organisation (WHO) journal. The Public Health Panorama report into so-called aerotoxic syndrome – the name given to the health effects of exposure to bleed air, used to pressurise…

Contaminated air on flights can lead to longterm sickness and airlines are ignoring the problem, study says …

Airlines know about the issue but are covering it up, says study leader Contaminated air supply on planes is causing short and long-term health problems, claims a new study published in the World Health Organisation journal Public Health Panorama. The study, conducted by the University of Stirling in conjunction with the University of Ulster, says…