The Asbestos Of The Skies
January 7, 2008 6:54 PM Subscribe
posted by AmbroseChapel (35 comments total)
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It smells like dirty socks, wet dog, oil, chemicals, gymnasiums, burning, vomit
, and more. It induces blurred vision, disorientation, shaking and tremors, vertigo, seizures, loss of consciousness, respiratory failure, depression, sleep disorders, salivation, nausea and diarrhoea
among other symptoms. Is "toxic airline syndrome"
the new Gulf War Syndrome?
A pressure group seems sure that a "design flaw in modern aircraft"
brings fumes direct from the engine into the cabins
which include organophospate neurotoxins, including tricresyl phosphate (TCP)
. There's been a Senate Inquiry in Australia
. There's a documentary
, with an unintentionally hilarious theme song
. There's a book, and an array
of different websites
, most of which seem to be funded by one pilot's early retirement payout
. One aircraft in particular, the BAe-146
, has definitely been reported to have this fault by credible
but the "toxic airlines" people insist it's a much bigger problem. They've got the story the airlines don't want you to hear, and they'll even sell you a detector
so you can see for yourself. According to them it's a massive industry cover-up
; the Asbestos Of The Skies