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Guide to the Potential Dangers of Aerotoxic Syndrome

Discussion in 'Addressing Biotoxin, Chemical & Food Sensitivities' started by Wayne, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. Wayne

    Wayne Senior Member

    Ashland, Oregon
    I used to get burning sensations on my skin for several weeks after flying on a jet plane. I had thought it was from being exposed to high levels of EMFs while on the plane, but I'm not so sure now after just finding out about Aerotoxic Syndrome as it pertain to jet planes. The following is a 2-min. video describing what it is:

    Guide to the Potential Dangers of Aerotoxic Syndrome

    Here's an interesting story that's been in the news lately:

    BA pilot 'killed by toxic fumes on flightdeck after being constantly exposed to fuel leaks on-board passenger jets'

    Here's the introduction to the above article:
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  2. Sushi

    Sushi Moderation Resource Albuquerque


    I think we have discussed this before here. Might be worth doing a search with google site search.

  3. taniaaust1

    taniaaust1 Senior Member

    Sth Australia
    It has been known for quite a time now that pilots get ME/CFS a lot due to this. One of the ME specialists once said that at one of his talks MANY years ago now. He was talking about the cockpit air contaminated with organophosphates.
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  4. PNR2008

    PNR2008 Senior Member

    OH USA
    Another reason to love flying. Keeping the cockpit air uncontaminated so the pilots can work at their best should be a given.
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  5. golden

    golden Senior Member

    Whilst no-one wants pilots who are ill with vision probs and mental confusion.... I think the plane air for the passengers should be equally as important.

    I was going to fly in my plans for the future, I dont think i will now.
  6. golden

    golden Senior Member

    R.I.P. Richard. 43 is so young.
  7. sarah darwins

    sarah darwins I told you I was ill

    Cornwall, UK
    The coroner's report on Mr Westgate's very premature death would seem to be a potential landmark here:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/aviation/11427509/Warning-over-toxic-fumes-in-plane-cabins.html (not sure if readers outside the UK can see that one, but basically the coroner is going to conclude that aerotoxic syndrome is all too real and does cause serious health problems in some).

    I've long been interested in links between atmospheric pollutants and CFS/ME because of my own history. About 6 months before a virus triggered my illness, I completed a year living in an "oil city" in the middle east. (for those who have never seen one, an oil city is basically a vast array of refineries covering thousands of acres, with housing crammed into the spaces in between) I experienced some cognitive issues while living there — memory problems, difficulty concentrating, intractable headaches. Several years later I got talking online to someone who had worked in the environmental lab of the relevant local government office in that same town. He told me he had left the job because he and all the staff regularly recorded dangerous levels of hydrogen sulfide and other nasty compounds in the air, but their results were then routinely altered by bureaucrats to indicate 'safe' levels before publication. It's hardly conclusive evidence of anything, but it has to make you wonder.
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  8. Wally

    Wally Senior Member

    Another article about Aerotoxic Syndrome is in the news - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ptain-lifts-lid-aviations-darkest-secret.html and http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...rgent-action-death-British-Airways-pilot.html

    An independent British Film about this topic is coming out next week. The name of the film is "A Dark Refection". The film was developed by Tristan Loraine, who also wrote a book about aerotoxicity called "Toxic Airlines". See, http://www.toxicairlines.com/

    Another article that you might like to read about this topic - http://www.laleva.org/eng/2010/03/aerotoxicity_toxic_air_for_passengers_and_airplane_crews.html
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