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I would like to draw your attention to this very up-to-date researcher-journalist David Learmount who ( February 6, 2012) commented

Detail is emerging that the copilot of the Air Berlin/Germania 737-700 was not the only crew member to have tested positive for the neurotoxin tri-ortho-cresyl phosphate after the flight (see the blog entry before this one)

All the flight and cabin crew have needed sick leave. I suspect we will hear more from the BFU which is still investigating this incident. I also suspect that the Bundestag – the German Parliament – will show a renewed interest in this subject. A Bundestag committee heard evidence on the issue in September last year.

Watch this space for the results of laboratory tests on crew uniform shirts, and for more incidents on other flights.

I have been reporting this issue for several years now, but there has been a marked difference in the general reaction to this particular report. The Learmount blog has recently had an unusually high number of visitors, but the sceptics are not bothering to respond or to append their statements about what invented nonsense it all is.

All we need now is for Europe’s ultimate aviation safety authority, the EASA, to take an interest. So far they have shown none.

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