“While aviation is a highly-regulated and risk averse industry, the issue regarding air supplied to aircraft cabins is worthy of review, as aviation health consultant, Dr Susan Michaelis, explains” (source)
“Very often globally there is an arrangement or a memorandum of understanding between the aviation and health and safety regulators, giving the aviation regulator priority over the aircraft environment. However it is acknowledged the aviation regulators do not have the expertise related to hazardous substances, while the OHS regulators are effectively kept out of the cabin environment and the applicable regulations and directives are not applied in practice.
The aircraft contaminated air issue is an example of repeated and not infrequent impairment and incidents, rather than the occasional accident and fatal injury. It requires expert attention and the available solutions to be enacted. Additionally if a fatal accident had occurred, it would be unlikely to be detected, as there are no contaminated air warning systems, despite regulatory requirement.
On 19-20 September 2017, the largest international cabin air quality conference ever held will take place at Imperial College in London. Dr Susan Michaelis will speak and solutions will be discussed. [[iv]]” (source) continue reading
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