11th May 2012, 03:17
Just wanting some feedback from any crew that may be suffering from ill health? Have you noticed any fumes on your flights? Have you been suffering fatigue, headaches, breathing difficulties, skin rashes, memory loss to name a few........what aircraft types do you crew?
12th May 2012, 11:34
'Aerotoxic syndrome'...feel free to google for it or check the wikipedia article.
Can't fly a plane without hydraulic oil in the engines, plane makers know ( and downplay ) about the health risks, and are quietly looking for alternatives to replace some of the unheatlhier ingredients. Or you go the 787-way...
13th May 2012, 08:17
Which aircraft? It appears that some people are susceptible to minute amounts of the unpleasant stuff (organo-phosphates and the like) that are found in aviation oils but other, lucky people, are not. I have many former colleagues who have believe they suffered from some form of aerotoxic poisoning.