Can planes be poisonous?
By Angus Stickler - 24th September 2009
The BBC published and broadcast the following in 2009:
“The BBC has been told of new research linking toxins found in the air systems of commercial airliners and neurological damage suffered by pilots.
An international collaboration between scientists suggests a direct link between the so called aero-toxic syndrome and chemicals present in cockpit and cabin air supplies.”
They also said:
"This, known as bleed air, is cooled and pumped directly into the aircraft.
The problem comes when a fault occurs in the engines and they pump out a cocktail of potentially poisonous gases. And, with no air filters, these toxins end up in the cockpit and the cabin, in the air we breathe. “ (source©)
Will the BBC pick up the lose ends and catch up? Will they ask the question why nothing has happened in the mean time, although more science proves that the air is heavily contaminated with neurotoxic and cancerogenic fumes from engine oils and other jet related fluids?
„Nothing“ excludes the fact, that in the mean time countless more air-crew have become and are daily becoming severely ill from long-term exposure and increasing incidences of acute fume events.
Toxic aircraft cabin air also affects passengers – this is a public health and safety issue and must (also) be dealt with by the media.
Aerotoxic Association's call for an International Independent Public Inquiry in The Hague is going ahead - read.
Bearnairdine Beaumont / 25th September 2018
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