Gift an Bord = Poison Aboard

Kabinenluft im Flugzeug enthält giftige Dämpfe. Deutsche Forscher haben am Aerotoxischen Syndrom erkrankte Personen untersucht und schädliche Stoffe in Blut und Urin gefunden, die vermutlich aus den Flugzeugtriebwerken stammen. Dicke Luft an Bord Zwischenfälle im Luftverkehr, die möglicherweise auf giftige Dämpfe in Flugzeugkabinen zurückgehen, sind keine Seltenheit. Zwischen 2006 bis 2013 registrierte die deutsche Bundesstelle…

Toxic cabin air may threaten passenger and crew health – Runway Girl Network

Despite industry claims that toxins in contaminated cabin air are harmless, medical and scientific evidence is proving otherwise following the OPIN-related death of British Airways pilot Richard Westgate. Nervous system damage due to “organophosphate-induced neurotoxicity,” or OPIN, has been identified as a major contributing factor to the death of the 43-year-old non-smoker and non-drinker. Because…

Aerotoxic Syndrome Blog 2/6: ‘Formally Grounded by Professor Bagshaw, Aviation Medical Health Expert’ Published 19th February 2016

As non aircrew still continue to claim that there is ‘no evidence’ that human exposure to toxic oil fumes in a confined space causes ill health – it has been decided to publish a series of 6 blogs on how a BAe 146 pilot eventually discovered the cause of his severe chronic ill health. John…

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…

Evidence, spin and the slow death of investigative journalism by Philip Whiteley – 17th February 2016

To read Philip Whiteley’s latest blog click here. Employer’s duty of care in airlines – suspected breaches Report by Philip Whiteley, Chartered Management Institute To read Philip Whiteley’s 2014 dossier on Aerotoxic click here. ………………………………………………………………………………….. To read The Guardian/Observers coverage of Aerotoxic (1999-2007): http://www.theguardian.com/uk/1999/dec/19/antonybarnett.theobserver http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2000/jun/04/antonybarnett.theobserver http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2001/apr/22/transport.world http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2005/apr/17/travelnews.observerescapesection http://www.theguardian.com/business/2006/feb/26/theairlineindustry.uknews http://www.theguardian.com/business/2006/feb/26/theairlineindustry.uknews1 http://www.theguardian.com/business/2007/sep/21/theairlineindustry To read the coverage from…

The aviation industry’s ‘dirtiest secret’: New documentary claims passengers and crew are inhaling poisonous fumes but it will take a ‘tombstone event’ to expose the cover-up. Daily Mail 17.2.16

Documentary supports claims that crew suffer from aerotoxic syndrome  Term is given to symptoms caused by contaminated cabin air in jet aircraft Symptoms include fatigue, loss of consciousness, dizziness and nausea Contaminated air enters cabin from compressed air drawn from engines UK regulator says studies have found no link between exposure and illness Unite union has…