Welcome Aboard Toxic Airlines
|Welcome Aboard Toxic Airlines|
|Directed by||Tristan Loraine|
|Produced by||Tristan Loraine|
|Written by||Tristan Loraine|
|Music by||Kate Garbutt|
|Edited by||Tristan Loraine
|Distributed by||DFT Enterprises (UK)|
|30 November 2007|
This documentary shows that for nearly fifty years, airline passengers and crews have been supplied with unfiltered air, called bleed air, taken directly from the engines. It shows how pressure groups have shown that this air supply sometimes becomes contaminated with neurotoxins, carcinogens and other hazardous chemicals. In aviation industry-speak this contamination is called a "fume event". Many have been reported some filling the passenger cabin with smoke and fumes.
Global Cabin Air Quality Executive
Research by the UK government did not find a link to long-term health problems. The UK Parliament Select Committee on Science and Technology concluded in 2000 that the concerns about significant health risks were not substantiated.
In 2008 Michael Bagshaw, the former Head Doctor at British Airways, and later an advisor to Airbus, claimed that no peer-reviewed, recorded cases of neurological harm in humans followed low-level exposure to the organophosphate tricresyl phosphate (TCP), which is used as a lubricant in jet engines.
- Starmer-Smith, Charles (19 December 2009). "Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a breath of fresh cabin air". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 15 April 2010.
- Fume events
- on YouTube
- GCAQE website
- "GCAQE". Academic Dictionaries and Encyclopedias. Wikimedia Foundation. Retrieved 2010. Check date values in:
|access-date=(help) Ingham, John (2012). "Scandal of toxic fumes in all Jets". Sunday Express.
- Select Committee on Science and Technology (2000). "Chapter 4: Elements Of Healthy Cabin Air". Science and Technology - Fifth Report (Report). House of Lords. Retrieved 2010-07-05.
- Professor Michael Bagshaw (2008-11-29). "The "Aerotoxic Syndrome"" (PDF). European Society of Aerospace Medicine.