BC – LEGAL / DISEASE NEWS
We have reported several times in BC Disease News on the condition known as ‘Aerotoxic Syndrome’. It will be recalled from these articles that the issue concerns whether the occupants of aircraft are exposed to organophosphates during ‘fume events’ on aircraft, resulting in illness. ‘Fume events’ occur because of oil seal failures in the bleed air supply, which draws hot air from aircraft engines into the cabin air supply, with the result that engine oils and lubricants – which can contain organophosphates – can contaminate the cabin air. The aviation industry have never recognised Aerotoxic Syndrome as a legitimate illness caused by the air in cabins. Instead, putting illnesses down to several other causes.
However, it was announced earlier this week that EasyJet airline, will be the first airline to fit ‘test’ filters into its planes in order to prevent toxic fumes entering the cabins and cockpits. EasyJet have joined up with commercial supplier, Pall Aerospace, to develop and design a new cabin air filtration system for testing. The filter was officially presented at the International Aircraft Cabin Air Conference this week by Pall, which BC Legal attended and is discussed in greater detail below. (source) read here