This study was set up in light of concerns about possible adverse impacts on the health and well-being of air crew resulting from exposure to substances in cabin air. The principal objectives were to analyse cabin air for volatile organic compounds (VOCs), semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs), particles and carbon monoxide (CO) in normal operations during all phases of flight (e.g. climb, cruise, descent), and to detect and characterise any anomalous elevations of VOC, SVOC and particle concentrations during any “fume events” or “air quality events” where unusual smells or similar occurrences were reported. A total of 100 flights in 5 different aircraft types were monitored in this way. The independent reviews question the choice of sampling materials used as they are considred unsuitable to detect OrganoPhosphates, the most dabgerous contaminants in aircraft cabin air. So it questions the whle validity of the sampling study.
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