Through your efforts and with the support of Unite and BASSA we have managed to get a Westminster Hall debate next week on the toxic air issue.
It would be great if you could support the campaign and send a letter to your MP and also get as many friends family and colleagues to do the same
Below is a template letter to your MP that you can customise, feel free to amend it as you like if necessary.
You can use the web site below to send the letter off, it’s pretty easy and you just need to enter your postcode, select the MP option and then paste in the text of the letter:
Once you have pasted the text into the template and selected send you will get an email back with a link to click on to ask you to confirm that you want to send the letter. This is just a simple way to confirm your email address. It is easy to do so please support this campaign.
You can also find the details on how send your MP a letter at:
On Thursday 17 March 2016 there will be a three-hour Westminster Hall debate at 1.30 pm on cabin air safety and aerotoxic syndrome in the airline industry.
As my MP I am writing to urge you to join the debate on Thursday 17 March.
In most modern aircraft unfiltered ‘bleed air’ from jet engines is used to supply the cabin, but faults with engine seals and seepage can lead to contaminated fumes entering the cabin air. Such instances are known as ‘fume events’.
Both long and short-term exposure to contaminated air can lead to what has become known as aerotoxic syndrome, a term which is used to cover illness and in some cases death of pilots and cabin crew. Aerotoxic syndrome affects the peripheral central nervous system and the brain with wide ranging symptoms including migraines, fatigue, difficulty thinking, numbness, aches and pains in joints and muscles, breathing problems and digestive problems. In more serious cases, aerotoxic syndrome is suspected to have caused the death of otherwise healthy pilots and cabin crew.
This is an issue of concern not just to me and cabin crew colleagues, but for frequent flyers too.
I hope you can attend the debate on Thursday and urge the government to look into this serious issue.
Thanks for the support, Charlie Bass (Father of Matt Bass)