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Toxic Fumes From Bleed Air LA Times

Old 23rd Dec 2020, 22:13
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Toxic Fumes From Bleed Air LA Times

A recent investigation by the LA Times into toxic fumes from bleed air contamination is getting a lot of attention and would be worth discussing here. Their analysis drew upon upon reports from NASA's Aviation Safety Reporting System, the FAA's Mechanical Interruption Summary reports and Service Difficulty Reports, as well as crew interviews, according to a follow-on story.

Manufacturers have so far succeeded in framing these "offensive odor" incidents (a term that even suggests something humorous, like a fart on an elevator) as benign and transient, while some crew have attested to debilitating long-term harm, even at imperceptible levels. One pilot compares toxic bleed air fumes to being “the tobacco and asbestos of aviation” that nobody wants to talk about.

I'd post the links, but don't have that privilege anymore. Your thoughts?
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Old 23rd Dec 2020, 22:26
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Not a new problem, search "AERO TOXIC"....going back 30 years when I flew the Bae 146 it was an everyday event, also reported on 757s and other types using The Garret (Allied Signal) 150M APU, 146 had leaky seals in the compressor section which allowed ingestion of Mobil JET 2 synthetic lubricating oil, one of the ingredients is TCP, a known carcinogen....
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Old 27th Dec 2020, 10:19
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Log in and register to partake in the 2021 contaminated cabin air conference, will be done as a zoom meeting!

Will be a lot of information here from Doctors and medical Professors that will shine a light on the whole problem.
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Old 27th Dec 2020, 10:52
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