Lady Mar – Gulf War Question on pesticide exposure – House of Lords – 22 March 2016

 The Countess of Mar Deputy Chairman of Committees, Deputy Speaker (Lords) To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howeon 15 March (HL6835), whether they accept the findings of the Boston University School of Public Health that research “clearly and consistently” shows that exposure to pesticides and other toxins caused Gulf…

Contaminated Air In Passenger Jets And The Danger To Your Health – Yahoo News – 17 March 2016

A flight abroad could bring about serious health issues in what has been dubbed ‘aerotoxic syndrome’. Concerns have been raised about the quality of air circulating in the cabins of aircraft which can bring on various illnesses. Leaks and fumes from jet engine oil and toilet spillages are thought to be the cause of the…

Gift-Alarm im Flugzeug? = Poison – Alarm in the aircraft ? RTL

Macht die Luft in Flugzeugen krank? Die Airlines geraten in dieser Frage immer stärker unter Druck. Hintergrund sind Berichte über Giftstoffe in der Kabinenluft, die als Erkrankungsursache von Piloten und Flugbegleitern schon länger diskutiert werden. In einem dem Radioprogramm ‘NDR Info’ vorliegenden vertraulichen Papier des Bundesverbandes deutscher Fluggesellschaften (BDF) befürchten die Mitgliedsunternehmen nun ein “potenzielles…

Gift in der Kabinenluft – Medizinauskunft – 2 March 2016

Darüber wird am liebsten geschwiegen: Die Luft in den Kabinen von Flugzeugen kann die Gesundheit gefährden. Der Grund: In Verkehrsflugzeugen kommt die Frischluft für Cockpit und Kabine aus den Kompressoren der Triebwerke. Diese Luft kann mit giftigen Substanzen aus Triebwerksölen und deren Verbrennungsstoffen verunreinigt sein. Sie wirken im Körper wie reine Nervengifte. Doch Airlines wie…

BBC to investigate Pugwash rumours – 28 February 2016

THE BBC is to launch a £10m probe into claims of sexually suggestive language in its 1970s cartoons. The inquiry will focus on previously false allegations that popular children’s programme Captain Pugwash included references to masturbation, under-age sex and seminal fluid. A spokesman said: “We’ve decided that a ‘Pugwash’ means being urinated on simultaneously by…

British Airways removes plane after finding bed bugs on board – 28 February 2016

LONDON — A plane was taken out of service by British Airways after bed bugs were found on board. The airline says two of the parasitic insects, which feed on people’s blood, were found. “Whenever any report of bed bugs is received, we launch a thorough investigation and, if appropriate, remove the aircraft from service…

Mars recalls chocolate bars in 55 countries after plastic found in product – New.com.au – 24 February 2016

CHOCOLATE giant Mars has ordered a massive international recall of Mars and Snickers bars made at its Dutch factory after a piece of red plastic was found in one. Millions of chocolate bars were deemed possibly unsafe for consumption in 55 countries after a customer in Germany discovered plastic in his Snickers bar on January…