Air in a plane cabin CAN damage your health, say scientists:

Research finds series of problems linked to fumes among cabin crew Study shows links between fumes and ill health from air blown into plane cabins Symptoms included headaches and dizziness to breathing and vision problems  ‘This is a clear occupational and public health issue’, said Dr Susan Michaelis  read here  Author ©  Colin Fernandez Science Correspondent…

Billions of air passengers face ‘peril of toxic fumes’

BILLIONS of aircraft passengers are being put at risk of ill health by on-board oil fumes, it has been claimed. Pilots are also left incapacitated or suffering fatigue, breathing problems, stomach and heart trouble. On occasions both pilots on a flight were affected. Researchers are calling for “aerotoxic syndrome” to be recognised as an occupational…

Should You Beware the Air You Breathe on Planes? Despite the occasional odd odor, the air quality in cabins may actually be better than you think by Scott McCartney – WSJ – 31.5.17

Your worst fears about breathing bad air on planes are probably unfounded. A recent European study that monitored air on 69 flights found cabin air quality was less polluted than that of office buildings, schools and residences. Contaminants that were found were “detected at levels considered not unusual for indoor air environments,” the study commissioned…

Air circulating on planes can be TOXIC and cause seizures, nausea and breathing difficulties, flight attendants claim – Daily Mail – 2.5.17

Air circulating on planes can be TOXIC and cause seizures, nausea and breathing difficulties, flight attendants claim Known as ‘aerotoxic-syndrome’, it can lead to a range of worrying symptoms So-called ‘fume events’ in aircraft crews have been recorded since the 1950s In the 2016, 13 flight attendants in Georgia needed emergency medical care They were…

Thomas Cook Fume Event. Saturday April 15th 2017.

A Thomas Cook Airbus A330-200, registration G-MDBD performing flight MT-2718 from Manchester,EN (UK) to Las Vegas,NV (USA) with 283 people on board, was climbing through FL350 when the crew stopped the climb suspecting a fuel leak and decided to return to Manchester. The aircraft landed safely on Manchester’s runway 23R about 85 minutes after departure.…

Family of ‘poisoned’ British Airways co-pilot claim aviation industry is ignoring issue of toxic cabin air – The Daily Telegraph – 14.4.17

The family of a British Airways co-pilot who believed he had been poisoned by contaminated cockpit air have accused the airline industry of having its “head in the sand” over the issue. Richard Westgate, 43, died in December 2012 after moving to the Netherlands to seek help from a specialist clinic for his symptoms which…

Freedom of the media to report AEROTOXIC? Evidence sent to the following media Editors prior to the Richard Westgate inquest dated 29th March 2017. – 14.4.17

The following evidence was sent by registered post to the following newspapers and media outlets a week prior to the Public Court inquest into the death of BA pilot Richard Mark Westgate to ensure full and open reporting of the inquest as it is a matter of public health and interest. The Daily Telegraph The…

Family of a BA pilot who believed he suffered from cockpit air poisoning say the industry ‘has its head in the sand’ over the risks as a coroner rules he died from an accidental overdose – Daily Mail 14.4.17

  Richard Westgate said ill health was caused by toxic fumes filtering into cockpit  The 43-year-old had a number of health issues but grew ‘angry frustrated and disillusioned’ when British medical professionals were unable to cure him Suffered severe headaches, sight problems and insomnia before he died in 2012  But the coroner ruled that the British…