You are being gassed when you travel by air

Alarming new reports show that flight crew and passengers are exposed to toxic gasses while flying.

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•Please contact me if you have knowledge of any kind about toxic fumes in aircraft, e-mail ash@dagbladet.no.

(Dagbladet.no:) In the spring of 2003, Dagbladet commenced a series of articles about toxic organophosphates in turbine and hydraulic oils after the trade union OFS, now SAFE, had raised the alarm at its 2002 annual congress, referring to a number of alarming incidents in international air traffic since the 1980s.

Recently, Chris van Netten, Professor of Toxicology at the University of British Columbia in Canada, has made discoveries that reinforce suspicions that several thousand pilots and cabin crew throughout the world have incurred permanent neurological damage as a result of toxic gasses penetrating into the cabin air in connection with oil leaks in aircraft engines.

Found toxic substances in all aircraft

On 2 June, van Netten sent a disturbing letter to the Secretary of State for Transport, Douglas Alexander.

Van Netten has analysed a number of roof filters from the cockpits of British-registered Boeing 757 airliners to determine whether they contain traces of the neurotoxin tricresylphosphate (TCP). The professor also analysed samples taken from the cabin walls of the same aircraft. The samples were sent to him by the British Air Line Pilots Association, BALPA.

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