SCHIPHOL – Five percent of Dutch travelers who regularly fly have health complaints after a flight. This is evident from a screening program by Aviation Medical Consult and research firms IBT and Environs.
The report has been presented to the National Advisory Group Cabin Air (NAC), which has been set up by the Ministry and is conducting scientific research into the so-called ‘aerotoxic syndrome’. People on board can become deadly sick when the engines leak oil bringing along nerve gases with the fresh air supply, is the conclusion.
(The health of )Passengers, pilots and stewardesses who are sensitive to this, is slowly declining according to physician-pilot Michel Mulder, one of the researchers. “This happens when their bodies can not properly break down the TCPs they are exposed to. Some eventually die.”
Mulder has calculated that there are some 700,000 frequent flyers in the Netherlands, who take to the air several times a year, whether for business, private or as professionals. “Of them, 35,000 get serious neurological complaints related to the flights, in such a way that their daily functioning is severely hampered, “he says(source)
translation Bearnairdine Beaumont Aerotoxic Team