BALPA: Pilots call for investigation in to aircraft air filters
Deadly poison in plane
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by Paul Eldering AMSTERDAM - For the first time it is now demonstrated: occupants of aircraft are systematically exposed to life-threatening nerve gases, which are sucked in by the engine with fresh air. Who flies frequently and toxins can not break down properly, the risk of death to be ill and even die. Researchers at the Academic Medical Center (AMC), Amsterdam soon deliver rock-solid evidence in the authoritative scientific journal Brain Imaging and Behavior. "We Dutch pilots and cabin crew with symptoms investigated car drivers as a control group. Many pilots have demonstrable damage to the white matter of the brains. This is caused example, MS and Alzheimer's, "as affirmed Dr. Michel Mulder, himself a pilot, yesterday against De Telegraaf. High claims AMC radiologist Liesbeth Reneman leads the study of the so-called aerotoxic syndrome, which can occur in all types of aircraft, with the exception of the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which uses other techniques of ventilation. Aviation conceals the problem as Mulder, because adaptations of aircraft filters will cost many billions. Also threaten high claims as an occupational disease is established. Include KLM has announced their own studies, showing that the amount of toxic TCPs in the cabin and cockpit air is negligible.