A reply has been received to the following letter from the CAA:
Dame Deirdre Hutton Aerotoxic Association Ltd.
Chair & Board Members, Civil Aviation Authority 27 Old Gloucester Street
45-59 Kingsway London WC1N 3AX
London WC2B 6TE
4th March 2019
CABIN AIR CONTAMINATION INFORMATION SHEET FOR PATIENTS – CAA
Dear Dame Hutton & CAA Board,
Evidence from the CAA web site (Search ‘Fumes’) is noted that: “Short term symptoms that have been reported at the time of contaminated air events include irritation of the eyes, nose and throat, headache, dizziness and tingling in the hands, feet and face.” (Sic).
And that these changes to normal human health cause both aircrew and passengers’ (including children) to become ‘patients’ after a single contaminated bleed air flight, as was the case of Flight XLA 120 on 1st February 2007. (Enclosed) which was reported to the public by BBC Panorama ‘Something in the air’ on 21st April 2008 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dsDznr4z5w and in 2013 by Australia’s 60 Minutes ‘Toxic Flyer’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvdmK0toSCo
It is also noted that when repeated human exposures to contaminated cabin air occur – somehow recurrent exposures do not cause long term, chronic ill health identical symptoms in patients?
I and many other members of the public would be grateful for a full explanation of the CAA’s logic, as Easyjet and other airlines are about to filter their bleed air; install poison detectors after Easyjet changed to less poisonous oil in 2017 in order to lessen cabin air contamination, but solely due to an ongoing French criminal public Court legal case, which began in 2016.
Could you also confirm that the CAA will attend the 13th Annual International Cabin Air Conference in London on 17th/18th September 2019 https://www.aircraftcabinair.com/ as the CAA failed to attend the conclusive BALPA / Pall Aerospace sponsored London Cabin Air Conference of 20th / 21st April 2005 https://www.aerotoxic.org/pdfs/BALPA-CAPC-London-April-20051.pdf and has also failed to attend all other annual London Cabin Air conferences.
The CAA has a public duty to be aware of and act on all evidence in the public and national interest – yet continue to claim, ‘No positive evidence’ of Aerotoxic poisoning for both aircrew and passengers’.
I look forward to your earliest response on this important, still hidden, public interest H&S matter.
Former BAe 146 Training Captain
Chairman & Founder Aerotoxic Association
Cc 15 CAA Board members
Clive Lewis MP
Lady Countess of Mar
David Powles Editor Archant
Mike Powell BBC reporter
Air Vice Marshall Gerry Mayhew