3rd November 2007 at 17:18 #481721
Anonymous3rd November 2007 at 17:18 #481722
In case that your readers are not aware of its existence, may i suggest that fliers (as well as Flight and cabin crew), look at the following websites to acquaint themselves with this phenomenon:
With more awareness of the conditions, pressure can be brought about to get some independent research undertaken to ascertain what should happen and gain compensation for those affected by the onset of this condition.8th November 2007 at 10:03 #481723
Research on this subject is apparently on its way from the government. A committee set up by the UK Department for Transport looked at data supplied by the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) re the link between pilot/cabin crew health and cabin air contaminants, and found no causal link – but the DoT has said it ‘hopes’ to begin a study either late this year or early next year……23rd February 2008 at 06:55 #481724
Suggest that all read this article in the ‘Daily Telegraph’ online or in Saturday February 23rd Travel section of the printed edition.2nd February 2012 at 06:20 #481725
Is this accurate ?! is there any basis to this?4th February 2012 at 17:01 #481726
It certainly is! If you read the respective websites you gain a good insight to the problem. Possibly the worst issue facing flyers today. If the awareness of the problem is not made more prominent the airline industry will continue to poison crew and passengers alike with impunity!10th February 2012 at 16:12 #481727
In the 5 years since you posted the initial thread what has changed? Has more research been done?10th February 2012 at 19:49 #481728
hi Check out the http://www.aerotoxic.org site to gain an understanding of the issue in recent months …. the german authorities are taking it very seriously11th February 2012 at 14:27 #481729
I read somewhere the 787 is suppsoed to address this issue at least in part, anyone know details?15th June 2013 at 13:11 #520160
Anonymous15th June 2013 at 13:11 #520161
I am beginning this thread at the behest of of other posters who feel that the subject of Toxic Air Syndrome is a fallacy and not worthy of consideration. Please view http://www.aerotoxic.org. Then please post your views as it will make for a lively discussion if you genuinely concerned about your health inflight and that of your crew in their workspace.15th June 2013 at 13:52 #520162
I am also posting an aviation site (http://avherald.com/) where interested readers can review incidents across the the last 6 months or so that are related to fumes or smoke in the cabin. I am not stating that these incidents are caused by engine oil entering the cabin but it does illustrate how seriously that the airlines are taking the incidence of smoke/fume/ nauseous smells in the cabin for whatever reason….16th June 2013 at 08:09 #520163
Agree some airlines cabins ..stink with foul air.
Can you imagine the situation if/when 500 passengers all turn up at departure with their own bottled oxygen supplies and masks.
Say each weights in at @ 20 Kilos each which would mean an extra 10,000.Kilos on board …might makes the operators jump.
Cant see any objections at customs since aircraft already carry bottled O2…..also would make feeding time ..fun…16th June 2013 at 09:06 #520164
I’ve been flying in the industry for well over 20 years now. I have been employed by two of the biggest airlines in the world and not once have I experienced such an event nor have I had any of my flying partners ever mention one of them to me. Lucky???? Perhaps.
The you tube video in the link shows an obvious mechanical problem (smoke incident) with the aircraft. Something that is far from normal and a very rare occurrence.
I honestly don’t believe this to be anything that a normal flyer needs to worry themselves with.
Unless you are on a Boeing 787 dreamliner…..just kidding!16th June 2013 at 12:47 #520165
Hopefully it’s not something we ever have to worry about, but while its never happened to me, thankfully, there hav been several cases about this recently. I believe the 787 has been designed in such a way that cabin air no longer passes through the engine, so hopefully as planes get newer the problem will be eradicated.
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