Most physicians are unaware of the contamination of the aircraft breathing air with neurotoxic chemicals and the effects of a poisoning, and have never heard of the term Aerotoxic Syndrome. Due to this they often diagnose sufferers instead with psychological or psychosomatic disorders (i.e. they’ll tell you “it’s all in your mind”), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), “mysterious” viral infections, sleep disorders, depression, stress or anxiety – or simply “jet lag”, which is caused by crossing time zones.
Such part-diagnoses on their own miss the root cause of the problem, which is a poisoning after exposure to toxic jet-oil components jet-kerosene fumes and insectizide spraying in a confined space. Furthermore, any misdiagnosis is likely to lead to inappropriate treatments, which may make the condition even worse.
2009: A paper funded by the FAA Office of Aerospace Medicine as part of a collaborative project between the Occupational Health Research Consortium in Aviation (OHRCA) and the Airliner Cabin Environment research (ACER) Center of Excellence, was published:
MANAGEMENT OF EXPOSURE TO AIRCRAFT BLEED-AIR CONTAMINANTS AMONG AIRLINE WORKERS A GUIDE FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
If you believe you have been exposed to such fumes please contact us.