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UK first official recognition of 'aerotoxic syndrome' caused by fumes in aircraft cabins

Monday, March 2nd 2015 - 06:30 UTC
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A coroner inquiring into the death of a former British Airways pilot has said that toxic fumes in cabin air pose a health risk to aircrew and frequent fliers. People regularly exposed to fumes circulating in planes faced “consequential damage to their health,” according to Stanhope Payne, the senior coroner for Dorset. Read full article

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  • Voice

    I remember reading an article that it uses more fuel to keep replacing the air and it was apparently better when smoking was allowed as they had to replace the air frequently....now they don't bother...to save money.....

    Mar 02nd, 2015 - 02:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    British Airways...My God.
    As I wisely said before: english + technology = monkey with machine gun.

    Mar 02nd, 2015 - 04:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    “... for airlines including Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Etihad, Thomas Cook and EasyJet. He is also representing two passengers.”

    paulcedron: ill-educated argie + internet = monkey with a keyboard.

    Mar 02nd, 2015 - 06:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • FrankT

    Airlines could demand that the cabin air is filtered, the aircraft manufacturers could do this anyway and the engine manufacturers could, assuming that no seals will be perfect, demand oils free of organophoshates, etc ...

    Mar 02nd, 2015 - 07:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    Of course, Aerolíneas Argentinas doesn't have this problem. Few of their flights actually take off¡

    Mar 02nd, 2015 - 08:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Warning!!!!
    Please do not take Aerolíneas Argentinas flights! I have experience of these, NOT recommended!
    Horrible, always late, and very bad service. Seriously they actually embarrass the Third World Airlines that are trying to improve.
    Avoid.

    Mar 03rd, 2015 - 03:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #2
    Yes Paul, you do say a lot between profanities, but it is juvenile unmitigated crap.
    The wise thing would be to put mittens on so you couldn't type.
    It would look better for you not to post and let us think that you were stupid than to post and prove it.

    Mar 03rd, 2015 - 07:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • FrankT

    Is nobody prepared to discuss the article seriously or is this site a total waste of time?

    Mar 03rd, 2015 - 09:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    sod off FrankT, this site is solely about abusing the trolls that present themselves as willing victims....

    *just joking*

    Mar 04th, 2015 - 01:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #8
    This site runs on the basis that the Argentinian posters can find some tenuous connection to prove their hatred of the UK by posting spurious comments -unproven- to show the whole world what a 3d rate country the UK is. We in return tell them the truth about their's. A juvenile way of discussing things but as we have several brainwashed Argies - not all - that's how it plans out.
    For example see #2 above, surprisingly free from expletives.

    If you think about it, flying is like being trapped in a petri dish with the air, germs and body odours being recirculated for the extent of the flight.
    Some airlines had issued instructions to the flight crews to decrease the cabin pressure slightly and also the frequency of the change of air to save fuel.
    I can't remember if this has been changed but would hope so. I have been on some long haul flights where I was almost gasping for air before I arrived.

    Mar 04th, 2015 - 11:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • FrankT

    Be that as it may in this case the article is almost exactly the same as in several UK newspapers and is totally accurate with no additional comments regarding the fact that it just happened to be a British airline and pilot. The problem is worldwide and deserves serious attention. However you are correct in saying that most if not all airlines are saving fuel by reducing the air supply to passengers.

    Mar 04th, 2015 - 12:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    I am amazed the twat running Ryanair hasn't offered breathing bottles fitted with compliant seals and mouthpieces all for a reasonable hire fee of lets say Euro 50 per flight.

    Those not partaking of this tremendous offer can do what he tells all the other passengers who complain about anything else: **** *** if you don't like it.

    The plane manufacturers have known about this for years and have the answer but the airlines don't like the cost.

    Mar 04th, 2015 - 08:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Paul-cedron claims to be a pilot who has often landed at Heathrow.

    Why don't you ask him?

    Mar 05th, 2015 - 12:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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