“Professor Vyvyan Howard, Professor of Pathology and Toxicology at the University of Ulster, added: “What we are seeing here is aircraft crew being repeatedly exposed to low levels of hazardous contaminants from the engine oils in bleed air, and to a lesser extent this also applies to frequent fliers.
“We know from a large body of toxicological scientific evidence that such an exposure pattern can cause harm and, in my opinion, explains why aircrew are more susceptible than average to associated illness. However, exposure to this complex mixture should be avoided also for passengers, susceptible individuals and the unborn.”
More than 3.5 billion passengers and 500,000 aircrew were exposed to low levels of engine oils in 2015. Unfiltered breathing air is supplied to aeroplane cabins via the engine compressor.” (©source) read here
Original Source: University of Stirling
Full bibliographic information:
Public Health Panorama – Volume 3, Issue 2, June 2017 – Original research – Aerotoxic syndrome: a new occupational disease?, Susan Michaelis, Jonathan Burdon, C. Vyvyan Howard.
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