Countess of Mar Question:
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Cranfield study on cabin air ever collected reliable information on the concentration of organophosphates in a visible fume event; and if so, what the quantitative figures collected were.
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Answer:
The Cranfield University report of May 2011 successfully completed a range of air quality measurements during the course of 100 flights. Flight and cabin crew, as well as the investigating scientists reported a number of fume /smell events in a post-flight questionnaire. Samples specifically taken during recorded air quality events did not have notably elevated concentrations of any of the individually measured pollutants.
Further detailed figures and measurements can be found in the Cranfield report.
The concentrations of organophosphates in visible oil fume events in passenger jets remain – unpublished.
To view a real visible, oil fume event watch this video.
Please contact your Member of Parliament or politician to ensure that this fundamental evidence is finally published.