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BBC Broadcasting House
It is requested that BBC Panorama undertake a follow up investigation into the evidence of Aerotoxic Syndrome, which is in the public interest.
On 21st April 2008 Gerry Northam presented ‘Something in the air’ which showed evidence of both aircrew and passenger (including children) chronic ill health being caused by contaminated cabin air.
The programme specifically dealt with evidence of the passengers from flight XLA 120 on 1st February 2007 and how around 60 of them had been made chronically ill from a single flight and that the passengers were planning to sue the airline.
Since your programme, there has been a successful High Court case in Australia in 2010, a 2017 World Health Organisation report – ‘Aerotoxic Syndrome – a new occupational disease?’, Coroner’s cases and many other published evidence-based scientific papers.
It is known that the Panorama passengers gained ‘A great victory’ (See enclosed Stewarts Law evidence of Aerotoxic poisoning in 2010), but how exactly did the legal case for those 60 UK passengers – especially the children, conclude?
As illness caused by flying is of public interest to anyone who flies and UCL research of 2006 concluded that ‘196,000 UK passengers a year could potentially present GP’s with symptoms of acute toxicity’ but the CAA apparently blocked further UCL research in 2007.
For your information, the CAA have recently agreed that humans can be made acutely ill by oil fume exposures and made ‘patients’, but still refuses to agree that the chronic ill health the BBC made public in 2008 can occur.
A BBC Panorama reinvestigation of the outcome of the legal case of the passengers of XLA 120 for the public interest would be most timely and further evidence of the passengers and Aerotoxic Syndrome was seen by the public in an Australian 60 minutes documentary ‘Toxic Flyer’ on 4th December 2013.
I look forward to your response.
Chairman Aerotoxic Association
Former BAe 146 Training Captain
Cc Clive Lewis MP
Ian Gibson former MP
BBC Panorama 18.6.18