Thick air in the cabin – Die Welt – 31.5.16

“Poisonous breath in aircraft accumulates . But the trade association downplayed the problem…” To read a German report on Aerotoxic click here Google translation: Thick air in the cabin BY TIM VAN BEVEREN AND PER HINRICHS Poisonous breath in aircraft accumulates. But the trade association downplayed the problem Flight attendants and pilots apparently ill far…

UK government criticised for ongoing delay in farm poisoning case – The Guardian – 18.5.16

Campaigners are seeking an explanation from officials on their level of knowledge about the dangers of a chemical mandated for sheep dipping. Government officials have been criticised for an ongoing delay in explaining what they knew about the serious health risks to farmers of using a mandatory chemical treatment. As the Guardian revealed last year,…

Machen giftige Cockpit-Gase Piloten depressiv? Die Welt – 11.04.16

Gefahrenort Cockpit: Über das Luftsystem sollen Giftstoffe in die Luft an Bord gelangen Am liebsten würde er morgen wieder ins Cockpit steigen. Pilot war immer sein Traumberuf. Doch Günter Knorr, 49, kann ihn schon länger nicht mehr ausüben. Vor sechs Jahren litt der Flugkapitän plötzlich an Erschöpfung, Konzentrations- und Schlafstörungen, Nervenschmerzen in Armen und Beinen,…

Bee-killing pesticides quietly permitted by the UK government – Guardian letter – 23 July 2015

It is a disgrace that the government delayed the announcement of its decision on granting the National Farmers’ Union permission to use neonicotinoid seed treatments until after parliament had gone into recess. No surprise, given it had already suppressed publication of the agenda and minutes of the expert committee on pesticides meeting on 20 May.…

Nie mehr Cockpit wegen Depressionen: Ein Pilot erzählt – Berliner Morgenpost – 24 March 2016

Er hatte starke Depressionen, wie Andreas Lubitz am Steuer des Germanwings-Jets: Ein Pilot erzählt, dass er kein Cockpit mehr betritt. Flensburg.  Ein griechisches Restaurant an einer dunklen Flensburger Ausfallstraße. Draußen toben Orkanböen, drinnen weht der Geruch von Suflaki und Gyros durch den Gastraum. Man erwartet keine Gourmetküche bei einem Griechen wie diesem. Man erwartet vernünftige…

Contaminated Air In Passenger Jets And The Danger To Your Health – Yahoo News – 17 March 2016

A flight abroad could bring about serious health issues in what has been dubbed ‘aerotoxic syndrome’. Concerns have been raised about the quality of air circulating in the cabins of aircraft which can bring on various illnesses. Leaks and fumes from jet engine oil and toilet spillages are thought to be the cause of the…