Evidence: investigative Documentaries, Video-clips, Films, Talk-Shows
Toxic Gas in Aircraft Cabin Air - Does it make Passengers & Crews Ill?
(Schädigen giftige Gase in Flugzeugen Personal und Passagiere?)
With thanks to ARD1/Report Mainz - German broadcaster - ©All Rights : ARD1/Report Mainz - January 28, 2020
(including an interview with Prof Dieter Scholz who also provided the English Subtitles)
RTS 'Un' reports
June, 30. 2019
Eric Bailet Pilot (EasyJet), Dr. Jean Christophe Balouet (Aerotoxic Syndrome Founder) Dr. Michel Mulder (Aeromed) and Bearnairdine Beaumont (ex-LH Purser/ Global Aerotoxic Team) and Dr. Sandrine Nicolic-Fuss from Swiss Kapers (cabin crew union), on the Swiss News TV RTS.
POLITI: "Toxic air in the plane": are there any dangers to health?
26 Nov 2019 | Italy
If you have a headache, nausea or tingling sensation in the hours after your flight, you may have been caught up in a fume event. REPORTERS Alessandro Politi and Marco Fubini asked the pilots what the risks would be.
PAN-PAN-PAN - Toxic fumes, toxic gas-type fumes ...
October 25, 2016 (transmission starts at 3'10")
A British Airways A380, operating flight BA286 from San Francisco to London Heathrow with call-sign "Speedbird 6B Super", had to divert to Vancouver due to a smoke inhalation event on board that left as many of 20 cabin crew and passengers intoxicated
ZEMBLA Toxic Air in the Cockpit (1)
KLM banned former pilot Willem Felderhof, in a non-disclosure clause, from ever discussing the presence of toxic fumes on board airplanes. The pilot suffers from headaches, disrupted balance and delayed response times. His neurologist is convinced that Felderhof’s symptoms are caused by what’s known as ‘aerotoxic syndrome’, because of which he is no longer able to fly.(©)
ZEMBLA - Toxic Air in the Cockpit (2)
16th Nov. 2017
Airline EasyJet is involved in a legal battle with France’s internal safety commission. This commission wants to start an investigation into toxins aboard airplanes.(©)
Documentary by - AOPIS
AOPIS = Aviation Organo Phosphate Information Service - on the issue of cabin air contamination and the Aerotoxic issue.
Released in 2004. It was distributed by British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) in 2005 to its members.
L'air des avions est-il toxique?
This French documentary 'Is the Air in Aircraft Toxic?' was aired on 27th April 2018 in 'Envoyé Spéciale'
Les émanations de gaz toxique en avion surviennent en moyenne tous les 2 000 vols. Certains appareils sont même obligés d'atterrir en urgence. D'où viennent ces émanations ? Que risquent les passagers ? Un reportage d'"Envoyé spécial". VOIR ICI
IT'S NOT NEW - IT WAS NEWS IN 1998 ! Modern passenger jets supply cabin breathing air by drawing air in via the engines - often engine oil is picked up on the way via leaking seals, the heat burns (pyrolisis) the oil and toxic fumes are transported UNFILTERED in to the cabin breathing air. Neurological injury, brain injury, central nervous system injury can be the result. This US flight attendant shows the devastating effects she experienced...
The presentation of the flight's first officer about the fume event of Jul 17th 2015 and facts, statistics and recommendations around fume events to APA (Allied Pilots Association) given on October 16th 2016 at the Board Directors' Fall meeting. The captain of this flight died on Sep 5th 2015, 50 days after the fume event, according to the family by a heart attack.
A passenger's personal pollution measuring devise shows clearly : contaminated cabin air.
The video below shows how at cruise level air pollution becomes harmful marking 034 for formaldehyde (HCHO) 0.229 mg / m3, for TVOC 1.046 mg / m3 and particulate matter (PM) at 2.5 001 ug / m3 during practically the whole cruise; air humidity is 29% and cosmic radiation 0.58 microsivert (flight close to Ecuador, January 2020)
More videos here
TV, Radio & Testimonies
ZEMBLA Toxic Cockpits
10th May 2013
Five years ago ZEMBLA revealed that the airline industry is facing a major problem: passengers and crew breathe in dangerous toxins caused by oil leaks in the engine.ITV News -
BBC Panorama - Something In The Air
Sixty Minutes - Toxic Flyer
03. 12. 2013
For some people, flying is an anxious white-knuckle ride as they carry a pressing fear that the aircraft will crash. But there's another risk that may be far greater, which affects us all. It's called Aerotoxic Syndrome and it's caused by breathing contaminated cabin air. © Reporter: Tara Brown Producer: Gareth Harvey
BBC Inside Out Northwest investigates: Aerotoxic Syndrome
26 Feb 2014
Unfiltered Breathed In
This award winning documentary film by Tim van Beveren is an independent investigative documentary film about the history and the impact of what has become known as the „Aerotoxic Syndrome“ over the past decades and which is termed by insiders as one of the aviation industry’s „dirty little secrets“.(to order click here)
Below films can be found on Vimeo
The story of the British Aerospace BAe 146 and its crew.
Angel Without Wings
A remarkable investigative journey by former airline pilot Susan Michaelis in her quest to understand, document and educate others to the issues of contaminated air on commercial aircraft.
Welcome Aboard Toxic Airlines
The film tells the ongoing story of what is the biggest cover up in aviation history. For 50 years, passengers and aircrew have been breathing in air drawn into the cabin and cockpit from the engines, even though it is known to be contaminated with neurotoxins, carcinogens and other hazardous chemicals. With unique access to the aviation industry, the film reveals the cover up and serious consequences of the cover up being exposed for flight safety and those who fly.