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Aerotoxic Syndrome: Aviation's Darkest Secret

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Aerotoxic Syndrome is aviation’s darkest secret, yet the cause of this toxic illness has never been formally accepted – despite it doing incalculable damage to aircrew and passengers’ health for over half a century; exposure to deadly neurotoxins that leak from jet engines into cabin air makes countless flyers seriously ill, and has led to some deaths. 

Every airliner today - with the sole exception of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner - is pressurised by air coming from compressors built into the aircraft's jet engines. This is much cheaper than utilizing separate compressors BUT at a much higher cost to crew and passenger health, through contamination.

But there is huge pressure on the aviation industry and its government backers to systematically deny its existence. Solutions exist for this problem but the industry would rather avoid the expense of adopting them. 

“...the only thing filtering this toxic soup out of the cabin are the lungs of the passengers and crew"

Alisa Brodkowitz, US Attorney

  • 1 in 2000 flights is recorded as a 'fume event', where toxic oil from the jet engines leaks into the cabins
  • completely unrecorded, invisible fumes leak into cabins on almost every flight
  • Airlines and governments are aware of the dangers and risks but provide no warnings to passengers or aircrew
  • Exposure to jet engine oil fumes in a confined space is poisonous to humans - the effects can be deadly

Written by an Aircrew Remembered researcher, a former professional pilot and Training Captain for a major airline, this important book brings together the evidence that aircraft manufacturers and airlines refuse to acknowledge.

For a comprehensive exposé of the subject, read aerotoxic.org

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