Poor air in aircraft cabins leads to nausea or even fainting, the Swiss pilots' association critizises. They demand measures. Swiss is taking the problem seriously. The leg space in the airplane is tight, the seat neighbor snores and occupies the armrest, the air in the cabin is stuffy. Flying is not a joyous experience for everybody. But: Can it even be unhealthy? At least this is what is suggested in a position paper published by the Aeropers pilots' association. The association represents 'Swiss' and 'Edelweiss Air' pilots. "Every person on board an airplane breathes air that can be contaminated by chemical substances," says Henning Hoffmann, Managing Director of Aeropers. These substances could lead to serious health problems. Nausea or fainting The problem, according to Aeropers is, that air in the cabin is not supplied from the outside as fresh air, but flows in to the cabin via the engines' 'bleed-air'. Therefore, components of engineoil and hydraulic fluid can be detected within the aircraft. These substances could be detrimentalto health, Press Officer Thomas Steffen says. "Inhaling these toxins can lead immediately to nausea or even fainting,thus limiting the working ability of the crew," Steffen said. "In the long term, these substances can have a negative effecton the central nervous system and permanently damage their health. In the case of pilots, this canlead to the loss of air license due to medical reasons and thus in to the course of unemployment. (©source)read original text here source ©Handelszeitung.ch article ©CAROLINE FREIGANG mentioned documentary 'Unfiltered Breathed In' view here image©online owner unknown, text Aerotoxic Team Global
For all the INFO you need, browse THIS webpage and www.aerotoxciteam.com (also for masks!) – join the Demo in Berlin if you are on layover there or live there and please sign the petition All details are on our websites.
(translation Bearnairdine Beaumont Aerotoxic Team)