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Australia High Court “Aerotoxic Syndrome”: A historical decision

Viernes, 17 de septiembre de 2010 admin Sin comentarios

The problem of aircraft cabin air becoming contaminated by synthetic jet engine oils containing organophosphates (such as Tricresyl Phosphate, TCP) and a wide range of chemicals has been ongoing since the 1950s.  On 3 September 2010 a former Australian flight attendant became the first person in the world to win a civil case resulting from breathing oil smoke and fumes in the aircraft cabin on a BAe 146 in Australia in 1992. The Global Cabin Air Quality Executive calls for all future aircraft to be designed using bleed free technology such as that used by the Boeing 787, for all current aircraft to be fitted with suitable filters and detection systems, and for airlines to service their fleets with less toxic oils. This court verdict supports that 60 years of unfiltered bleed air is no longer acceptable.

 

** Australia High Court Decision About Flight attendant affected by Aerotoxic Syndrome

     September/2010

“Cabin Air Quality” / CAA Safety Report 2004

Viernes, 12 de marzo de 2010 Jose María Pérez Sastre Sin comentarios

The Civil Aviation Authority(UK) initiated its research programme into cabin air quality in 2001 after a small number of events, including two on UK registered aircraft, where flight crew were partially incapacitated. Evidence from these incidents indicated that contamination of the ventilation systems by engine oil fumes was the most likely cause…

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El Síndrome Aerotóxico

Miércoles, 18 de noviembre de 2009 Jose María Pérez Sastre Sin comentarios

Sind aerotoxico

El síndrome aerotóxico   puede afectar a pasajeros y tripulaciones de líneas aéreas tras haber estado expuestos a gases nocivos que  penetran en la cabina desde los motores. El Dr. Michael Bagshaw presentó una revisión muy interesante  en Budapest (Nov/2008) con motivo de la ECAM (European Conference of Aerospace Medicine) .

 

The Aerotoxic Syndrome  Dr.Bagshaw

Professor Aviation Medicine

King’s College London