Chronology & Cultural History on the topic "Flying is safe".
The technical problem is well known in the industry: the air in an airplane is tapped from the turbines. More precisely: the engines. High performance engines that require a special lubricant to keep them from running hot: synthetic oils. I.e. one of the ingredients: an organophosphate–base used for pesticides and chemical warfare agents, TCP (tricresyl phosphate), is highly toxic. Banned ages ago in car engine oils, this nerve poison is an integral part in jet engine oil. We know about more than 127+ other potentially health hazardeous substances. For example, evaporated hydraulic fluids or in winter de-icing fluids. In their normal state they hardly pose any particular problem, but at 400°C and more, the effects are quite different. And then there's the issue with the seals, which aren't really seals, but controlled leakage devices.
And that’s where the problems concerning the health of everybody who flies, began.
It all began in :
The first jet engine aircraft is put into operation: the German ‚Messerschmitt ME 262’.
After the end of WW2, the Allies dismantle still existing aircraft of this type, in particular to analyse the engine design. They then develop their own prototype which was to be used in their military aircraft. The only problem is, that an oil is needed to keep the turbines running without burning it due to the heat generated. Specifically: the oil had to withstand over 400°C.
Fully synthesized oils are produced which ensure optimal performance even under the most adverse conditions. One of the most effective additives for these engine oils: organophosphates, in particular: trycresyl phosphates (TCP).
At the time the manufacturers of these oils know that these additives are neuro toxins. Also the engine builders know.
Therefore, tricresyl phosphates are presented today (2017) in WIKIPEDIA. It is one of those articles which are relevant and complete in content and have obviously not been edited by the "admin", who otherwise monitors the keyword "aerotoxic syndrome" ... continue by clicking below link ...