Log In
Friday 24th November 2017

Brain damage link to plane toxins

24th September 2009

Researchers say that toxins found in airliner air systems can be linked to the neurological symptoms suffered by some pilots.

Pilots and cabin crew have for some time blamed their long-term exposure to jet engine fumes for symptoms such as memory loss and muscle spasms. But now Dr Peter Julu, a consultant neurophysiologist at the Breakspear Clinic in Hertfordshire and Royal London Hospital, says the symptoms are due to onboard organophosphates after conducting tests on pilots suffering from so-called Aerotoxic Syndrome.


Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Mayden - Innovative cloud-based applications for healthcare
© Mayden Foundation 2017