2012,2013 & 2014 Media

Anybody who has read the previous few BLOGS will know that way back in 2006 Antony Barnett wrote an article for The Observer newspaper about contaminated air in passenger jet airliners – but Mr Barnett quickly moved on to more interesting subjects. Just this week he was investigating car parking scams in London – heavy stuff.…

Aerotoxic Membership

This week, we launched our membership scheme. For £18 / $~27 / €~25 a year, we give people: · The chance to contact specialist health and aviation industry professionals – doctors and lawyers. · A free download of the ‘Aerotoxic Syndrome: Aviation’s Darkest Secret’ ebook, which will be released in late November. · A dedicated new…

All in the Mind (BBC Radio 4)

11th December 2012: (Available to UK Residents Only) Organophosphates Government advisers on the Committee on Toxicity have been sent a new review on organophosphates which suggests that low level exposure causes damage to the brain and nervous system. Dr Sarah Mackenzie Ross, a neuropsychologist from University College London is one of the authors of the…

Airbus A321 Incident – December 2011

Airbus A321-231, G-EUXL Date of occurrence: 20 December 2011 Summary: During the climb out from Heathrow Airport, both pilots experienced symptoms of dizziness and light-headedness. The pilots donned their oxygen masks and returned to Heathrow, where the aircraft landed without further incident. No fault was found with the aircraft and no-one else on the aircraft…

Cabin Air Filtration Solutions

Despite the airlines and regulators insisting that filtering aircraft cabin air is still not technically possible, solutions do already exist and a limited number are already in operation on airliners. Filter manufacturers Pall Corporation presented a paper at the 40th International Conference on Environmental Systems detailing various filtration solutions. Pall Corporation – Cabin air filtration…

Aerotoxic syndrome: a descriptive epidemiological survey of aircrew exposed to in- cabin airborne contaminants

The term “aerotoxic syndrome” was proposed in 1999 to describe the association of symptoms observed among flight crew and cabin crew who have been exposed to hydraulic fluid or engine oil vapours or mists. A descriptive epidemiological study was conducted to investigate the health effects of aircrew through a questionnaire mail-out. Most of the respondents…