ICARUS Cockpit Culture of Fly Till You Die

Greek Mythology told of a story with a father named Daedalus. He warned his son Icarus not to fly too high, or the sun would melt his waxen wings. However, the boy, intoxicated with flight, soared above his cautious father. In the clear blue sky, the warmth of the sun dissolved his delicate wings, causing him to plunge to his death in the green sea below. The myth of Icarus is used to illustrate the ancient Greek word hubris, a term for the overweening human pride and vanity that often result in tragedy. … More ICARUS Cockpit Culture of Fly Till You Die

Toxic Cabin Air Litigation Continues to Recirculate Through the Courts

A key issue in domestic toxic cabin air litigation is whether state law negligence standards apply or whether a plaintiff’s claims are preempted by federal law under the theory of implied field preemption.

One of the first issues commonly litigated is whether the case will be heard in federal or state court. Another issue many of the injured faces is the fact that “Aerotoxic Syndrome” is not an officially recognized medical diagnosis in the US Court system. However, Organophosphate Poisoning is an accepted term. The next Burden of Proof entails showing the direct cause of this type of injury in a court of law.  It will remain impossible to monitor or find the root cause for toxic fume event exposures until the industry implements a cabin air sensor monitoring system. … More Toxic Cabin Air Litigation Continues to Recirculate Through the Courts

Cabin Crew Survival Guide for dealing with Chlorpyrifos Chemical Exposure

The Nazis developed organophosphates during World War II as nerve gas agents. (Sarin gas is in this family of chemicals.) After the war, the chemical companies adapted the organophosphates to be used as pesticides, primarily as insecticides. Chlorpyrifos is an organophosphate pesticide first registered as an insecticide in the U.S. for both agricultural and residential uses, before Silent Spring and adoption of environmental and health standards in U.S. laws governing pesticide use in 1965.

The pesticide in question, chlorpyrifos, is a nasty piece of work. It’s an organophosphate, a class of bug killers that work by “interrupting the electrochemical processes that nerves use to communicate with muscles and other nerves,” as the Pesticide Encyclopedia puts it. Chlorpyrifos is also an endocrine disrupter, meaning it can cause “adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune effects,” according to the National Institutes of Health. … More Cabin Crew Survival Guide for dealing with Chlorpyrifos Chemical Exposure

Canary in the Cabin

Canary in the Cabin:

Did you know that there are telltale signs that your plane may be soon to have a Fume Event? There are indicators but you have to be paying attention to your passengers and you must have situational awareness. If you continue to fly on a plane where there are what I call chronic “Sick Rows” then do not ignore this problem. You notice that there seems to be an odd coincidence going on in a single row flight after flight. A group of passengers in one row of three on aircraft left midway in the back of the cabin typically around row 18 to 23 somewhere in that area keeps getting sick flight after flight. … More Canary in the Cabin

MCS Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

Multiple chemical sensitivity can include a wide range of symptoms, which some people link to their environment. It’s also known as “environmental illness,” “sick building syndrome,” or “MCS.” Your doctor may call it “idiopathic environmental intolerance.”

The symptoms people report is wide-ranging. They include a headache, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, congestion, itching, sneezing, sore throat, chest pain, changes in heart rhythm, breathing problems, muscle pain or stiffness, skin rash, diarrhea, bloating, gas, confusion, trouble concentrating, memory problems, and mood changes.

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity; in broad terms, it means an unusually severe sensitivity or allergy-like reaction to many different kinds of pollutants including solvents, VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds), perfumes, petrol, diesel, smoke, and “chemicals.”

The problem is ongoing, ie. chronic, and not a “one-off” event. The same symptoms are reproducible with repeated exposure to the same triggers. The patient is affected by many different triggers. The patient improves when triggers are absent. … More MCS Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

Heart Muscle Damage from Cabin Air Fume Events with Bleed Air Leaks:

High troponin levels usually indicate heart muscle damage, pulmonary hypertension, myocarditis, cardiomyopathy or congestive heart failure, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Additionally, medical procedures such as electrical cardioversion, and long-lasting illnesses such as kidney disease and heart disease, can cause high levels of troponin in the blood. Can you heal a damaged … More Heart Muscle Damage from Cabin Air Fume Events with Bleed Air Leaks:

Calmare Electro Nerve Therapy for Aerotoxic Syndrome and Chronic Pain

I have been dealing with the post Fume Event symptoms for over 6 years now. One of the conditions hardest to treat is the brain inflammation nerve ending pain, severe migraines, body tremors, memory loss, disorientation and compromised cognitive brain functions following these type of Organophosphate Poisoning events. You will go to a wide array … More Calmare Electro Nerve Therapy for Aerotoxic Syndrome and Chronic Pain

Olive Oil Pulling Natural Detox for Organophosphate Poisoning

I have been a long-time proponent for targeting this type of injury and disorder from as many holistic, naturopathic and alternative therapies as possible.  It has been now going on 6 years in my personal journey while dealing with chronic Aerotoxic Syndrome as well as Organophosphate Poisoning of the brain, heart, lungs, skin and eyes. I … More Olive Oil Pulling Natural Detox for Organophosphate Poisoning

Post Airline Fume Event Urine Test for Organophosphate Poisoning

Many cabin crew are being misdiagnosed following Fume Events due to incorrect tests being given or the tests are denied by the occupational medical doctors hired and financed by the airlines to treat them in order to hide the evidence of chemical exposure. It has become necessary for us to take this into our own … More Post Airline Fume Event Urine Test for Organophosphate Poisoning

New Airbus Cabin Air Filters Flawed Ineffective Design for Toxins

BREATHE EASY, YOU’RE FLYING AIRBUS The aviation industry has been dealing with a 60-year-old problem which is only getting worse and more dangerous in regards to VOC Contamination with airline cabin air which Pilots, Flight Attendants, and Passengers all breathe during a flight. Airline Management, Aircraft Manufacturers, and Governments have been involved in a very … More New Airbus Cabin Air Filters Flawed Ineffective Design for Toxins