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…

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…