Panic on board Air Europa flight from Barcelona to Tel Aviv as ’10 passengers faint after reporting strong smell of gas’ – Daily Mail 12 March 2016

  Passengers told Israeli media that 10 people fainted during the flight One passenger said she reported a ‘strong smell of gas’ to cabin crew She said a flight attendant told her it was ‘OK’ and not to worry Passengers said ‘hysterical’ cabin crew asked if a doctor was on board Air Europa said around…

Airborne toxins on jet planes identified – Oman Daily Observer – 23 February 2016

Physicians in Germany have identified toxins in the bodies of aircraft crew members who fell ill during flights, presumably due to contaminated air from the engines. While, there have been numerous reports of serious in-flight incidents possibly caused by toxic fumes in cockpits and cabins over the years, the medical ramifications of contaminated air had…

Mars recalls chocolate bars in 55 countries after plastic found in product – New.com.au – 24 February 2016

CHOCOLATE giant Mars has ordered a massive international recall of Mars and Snickers bars made at its Dutch factory after a piece of red plastic was found in one. Millions of chocolate bars were deemed possibly unsafe for consumption in 55 countries after a customer in Germany discovered plastic in his Snickers bar on January…

Dorset coroner’s “urgent” warning over toxic fumes in aircraft as pilot’s death linked with aerotoxic syndrome – 23 February 2015 – One year on…

Dorset coroner’s “urgent” warning over toxic fumes in aircraft as pilot dies from aerotoxic syndrome DORSET Coroner Sheriff Payne has warned that passengers are at risk of death from toxic fumes inside aircraft cabins. He has asked for “urgent action” after considering his initial findings in an investigation into the death of 43-year-old British Airways…

Is aerotoxic syndrome the next cover-up waiting to be unravelled? BLOWING a hole in a mass cover-up is probably every journalist’s dream…Herald Scotland – 18th February 2016

BLOWING a hole in a mass cover-up is probably every journalist’s dream. From the Washington Post’s expose of the Watergate scandal to the Boston Globe’s tenacious unravelling of a Catholic Church conspiracy to brush child abuse under the carpet, these are the kinds of scandals cinemagoers love to watch and reporters dream of uncovering. Two…

Dangerous toxins in cabin air passed onto crew, study finds – Daily Telegraph 17.2.16

Flight attendants who complained that toxic cabin air made them ill have tested positive for dangerous chemicals. A team of researchers from the University of Göttingen in Germany have found organophosphates – compounds damaging to enzymes in the human body, and the basis of many pesticides and nerve agents – in blood and urine samples…