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Zitat: „New health concerns – and cancer link – over toxic cabin air breathed by 3.5 billion passengers each year „

Zitat: „oxic cabin air breathed by passengers, pilots and cabin crew is linked to cancer, chronic fatigue and neurological problems, according to new research in a World Health Organisation (WHO) journal.

The Public Health Panorama report into so-called aerotoxic syndrome – the name given to the health effects of exposure to bleed air, used to pressurise aircraft cabins, that has been contaminated with chemicals such as engine oil – found a clear link between both short- and long-term symptoms and illnesses and toxic fume events.

It said that in 2015 more than 3.5 billion passengers and 500,000 pilots and cabin crew were exposed to low levels of engine oils in the air.“

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„Willkommen an Board der giftigen Airlines“ – Zitat: „Welcome Aboard Toxic Airlines“, 2007

Zitat: „Welcome Aboard Toxic Airlines“, 2007, UK

Directed by: Tristan Loraine
Written by: Tristan Loraine

Documentary purporting to reveal ‚the biggest cover up in aviation history‘ – that passengers and crew are routinely supplied with unfiltered air straight from the engines to breathe in the cabins.“

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Zitat: „Flight attendants call for end to on-board insecticides“

By DON McINTOSH, Associate Editor

(Second in a three-part series)

Zitat: „Doctors he consulted were unfamiliar with the chemical, and workers’ compensation insurance officials denied his claim, saying the chemical isn’t considered a dangerous toxin, and suggesting his reaction might be something psychological.

But far from Watts’ Eastern Oregon community, other workers have been suffering similar reactions to a similar chemical, under similar circumstances: large amounts of a mild poison, in an enclosed space.

On certain international flights, pilots, passengers, and flight attendants spend up to 16 hours in what amounts to a tin can full of pesticide.

That’s because over a dozen countries, including Australia, New Zealand and India, require that incoming aircraft be treated with phenothrin or permethrin, two members of a class of pesticides known as pyrethroids. Pyrethroids are synthetic variations of a chemical found in the chrysanthemum that kills by interfering with insect nervous systems.“

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„In the mid-1990s, in-flight spraying of phenothrin came under congressional scrutiny after several congressmen, visiting New Zealand, were sprayed with the pesticide over their objections.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency moved to ban the use of phenothrin in aircraft in the United States, and to protect U.S. citizens, the U.S. government was able to convince many countries to eliminate in-flight spraying requirements, particularly after the Department of Transportation (DOT) began considering a rule that passengers on U.S. carriers would be notified in advance that spraying would occur on flights to those countries.

But in most cases, the between-flight application of permethrin continued.

Pat Rinker of Harbor Springs, Michigan worked as a flight attendant for 36 years, the last four of which she flew a Chicago-Hong Kong route aboard aircraft that were being treated with permethrin. Rinker began having an asthma-like shortness of breath when she would return from Hong Kong.

“People would look at me and say, ‘What’s wrong with you; you can’t breathe,’” Rinker said.

She saw a doctor. Tests showed her lungs functioning at 30 percent of normal capacity. In November 2001, though she was eight years from her expected retirement, she decided she couldn’t keep going.

I wanted to know, for myself, what caused this,” Rinker recalled“

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Zitat: „Aerotoxic Syndrome: Why You Get Sick While Flying And How To Protect Yourself“

Zitat: „Pan pan pan — fumes aboard

Aerotoxic syndrome is no joke. Imagine standing in front of a fan while someone opens a bottle of motor oil and forces you to inhale the fumes. This is the situation airline passengers face every day when they inhale engine oil mixed with recycled air thanks to faulty engine seals. Crews and passengers who are unusually sensitive to this can develop “aerotoxic syndrome,” an illness caused by exposure to contaminated air in jet aircraft that has been linked to symptoms ranging from sore throats and migraines to chemical pneumonia and brain cell death.
Aerotoxic Syndrome: Disease of Denial

Few diseases have been as underreported and controversial as aerotoxic syndrome, a term given to the illness in 1999 by Dr. Harry Hoffman and professors Chris Winder and Jean Christophe in their report Aerotoxic Syndrome: Adverse Health Effects Following Exposure To Jet Oil Mist During Commercial Flights.“

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Zitat: „Jin Boeing 777-200 at Bangkok on Feb 7th 2017, smoke in cabin before departure“

Zitat: „A Jin Air Boeing 777-200, registration HL7733 performing LJ-4 from Bangkok (Thailand) to Seoul (South Korea) with 392 passengers and 10 crew, was preparing for departure, the APU was running, when suddenly smoke entered the aircraft. The passengers disembarked rapidly. 4 people needed treatment for smoke inhalation.

The airline reported the APU was identified as source of the smoke, the APU was replaced.

The occurrence aircraft was able to depart and reached Seoul with a delay of 7 hours.

The aircraft was involved in another incident the very next flight, see Incident: Jin B772 at Seoul on Feb 8th 2017, engine fire indication.“

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https://www.aeroinside.com/item/9071/jin-b772-at-bangkok-on-feb-7th-2017-smoke-in-cabin-before-departure