How a pilot became an unlikely radical – BALPA founder Eric Lane-Burslem – 1st June 2016

Today we celebrated one of the original champions of flight safety; BALPA’s founder Eric Lane-Burslem. I gathered with my fellow National Executive Council members, as well as Jim McAuslan and new General Secretary Brian Strutton, at the People’s History Museum in Manchester to officially launch a display dedicated to the man who refused to accept…

Chemosphere: A comparison of fresh and used aircraft oil for the identification of toxic substances linked to aerotoxic syndrome – Published 1st June 2016

“Fresh and used aircraft engine lubricants (Mobil Jet Oil II) were analysed using a Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometer (FTICRMS) and comprehensive two dimensional gas chromatography with high resolution time of flight mass spectrometry (GCxGC-HRTOFMS). The composition of the fresh oil was established, with special focus to its tricresyl phosphate (TCP) content as this has formed the…

Stewardess von Kabinenluft vergiftet – Die Welt 31.5.16

“Piloten und Flugbegleiter erkranken immer wieder an kontaminierter Kabinenluft. Nach einer Klage hat ihre Berufsgenossenschaft nun erstmals einen solchen Vorfall als Berufsunfall anerkannt…” To read the full Die Welt German report click here Google translation below:- POLICY APPROVED PROFESSIONAL ACCIDENT poisoned stewardess of cabin air BY TIM VAN BEVEREN   It smells often comical in…

Thick air in the cabin – Die Welt – 31.5.16

“Poisonous breath in aircraft accumulates . But the trade association downplayed the problem…” To read a German report on Aerotoxic click here Google translation: Thick air in the cabin BY TIM VAN BEVEREN AND PER HINRICHS Poisonous breath in aircraft accumulates. But the trade association downplayed the problem Flight attendants and pilots apparently ill far…

UK government criticised for ongoing delay in farm poisoning case – The Guardian – 18.5.16

Campaigners are seeking an explanation from officials on their level of knowledge about the dangers of a chemical mandated for sheep dipping. Government officials have been criticised for an ongoing delay in explaining what they knew about the serious health risks to farmers of using a mandatory chemical treatment. As the Guardian revealed last year,…