From Contaminated Aircraft Cabin Air to Aerotoxic Syndrome
Science over the years
Neurotoxicity—the poisoning of the brain and nervous system—is a well-documented effect of exposure to many chemical substances, yet doctors (and lawyers) often fail to recognize it. A person who has suffered a serious chemical injury is likely to have sustained considerable damage to his or her brain and nervous system. This is important for a lawyer to know, because doctors often recognize only the person’s physical illness, not realizing that serious brain and nervous system damage may have also occurred.
A multitude of chemical substances is present in the aircraft cabin air. The fumes can be visible or invisible, they can leave behind certain 'smells' or not. Measurements have to date summed up ca. 130 substances (EASA). In the past the focus has been on tricresyl phosphate (TCP), an organophosphate in the bleed-air as the main health damaging substance. However, the case is more complex and the mixture of the various chemicals, from the engine to hydraulic oils, kerosene fumes to solvents, flame retardants to insecticides (disinsection). their interaction and constant 'low level' presence in the closed environment of an aircraft must be taken into consideration.
Chronic exposure to low levels of some toxic chemicals can be even worse than a single acute exposure because brain damage is cumulative over time. The symptoms of brain injury from exposure to toxic chemicals vary widely. But there are ways you and your experts can pinpoint the damage and its cause. Please find (and use) below collection of scientific papers in relation to aircraft cabin air 'accidents' and ill-health.
INFO for your doctor >> medical staff / first responders/ paramedics < (©AerotoxicTeam /BB-SCIENCE)
You may want to use online translation programs to translate the studies into your own language. Even if the texts are scientific, you will be surprised how much you can understand.
Evidence from over
60 years ago!