Schlagwort-Archiv: pilots

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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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.“


„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: „‚Zombie gas‘ plane threat“, theguardian

Zitat: „Lethal fumes are being blamed for a series of near disasters in the skies

A toxic gas that seeps into aeroplanes knocking out pilots and turning passengers into ‚zombies‘ is being blamed for a series of mysterious incidents that aviation experts fear could lead to a disaster.

The potentially lethal chemical, which is used in aircraft engine oil, is being blamed for a number of mishaps. The Observer has learnt that in one case, on 12 November, an unidentified gas almost caused a catastrophe on a British Aerospace passenger aircraft flying over Sweden. On that occasion pilots had to break out oxygen masks to stop themselves falling unconcious.“

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Neuste wissenschaftliche Studie: Zitat: „Acetylcholinesterase and neuropathy target esterase activities in 11 cases of symptomatic flight crew members after fume events“

Neuste wissenschaftliche Erkenntnis: Beweise der Vergiftung durch Schadstoffe in Flugzeugen mit Zapfluft über Studie erwiesen!

1. Studie der Uni Göttingen – Frau Dr. Heutelbeck

Original Articles: „Acetylcholinesterase and neuropathy target esterase activities in 11 cases of symptomatic flight crew members after fume events“

Astrid R. R. Heutelbeck, Catherine Bornemann, Martina Lange, Anke Seeckts & Michael M. Müller
Pages 1050-1056 | Published online: 07 Dec 2016

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