The Aerotoxic Logbook (ATLB) in English (EN)

The problem has been known since the 1950s - roughly 70 years and nothing has ever been done about it.  The air in the cabin is still ‚bled off’ (the engines) in airplanes - with the well-known possible consequences for flight safety and health, in particular that of  flight crew.

Although the cabin air is 50% re-circulated in modern aircraft types, the basic problem remains unsolved. With one exception: the Boeing B787.  This is/was also the state of knowledge at the first big conference on this topic in London in September 2017. The presentations can now be viewed here: www.aircraftcabinair.com  

There are many reasons why no solutions are found: the targeted influencing of scientific discussions, the airlines’ economic interests, the links between politics and air transport industry and other reasons.

The ‚Aerotoxic Logbook’, launched in January 2017, is a first comprehensive documentation addressing the problem of potentially contaminated cabin air (www.ansTageslicht.de/Kabininenluft) and documents what is happening in this area.  Or, what is not happening. And why not. This German language blog (www.ansTageslicht.de/ATLB) is now also available in English and can be accessed directly via this permalink: www.ansTageslicht.de/ENATLB.

The information we collect in German is translated by Bearnairdine BEAUMONT who operates the network www.aerotoxicteam.com  and the blog www.aerotoxicsyndrombook.com/blog.

With the ‚Aerotoxic Logbook’ we want to achieve international networking,  bringing together all initiatives and activities to communicate about this unsolved problem and to initiate solutions. At the same time it is a scientific experiment: What must happen before a problem is addressed?

20th June, 2018

Lufthansa - BG Verkehr und Laboratory Technician ROSENBERGER: a perpetuum mobile

How industrially controlled research in connection with cabin air functions in Germany, is now also available as a graphic. LH finances BG Verkehr (as do others) on the one hand , on the other hand also the research (as do others) at the Hannover Medical School MHH. They can rely on Wolfgang ROSENBERGER’s results, to which Lufthansa themselves and BG Verkehr regularly refer, for example, in their refusal notices concerning applications for the recognition of the consequential health damages after fume events.

ROSENBERGER - respectively his former boss, who is now retired - works (as do others) in the spirit of the VALENTIN School of Erlangen, now in the fourth generation. (more here: www.ansTageslicht.de/Valentin). Its outstanding characteristic is - and always has been - its openly demonstrated closeness to the professional occupational liability associations.

The graphic in English can be opened here by clicking on it or via the link www.ansTageslicht.de/werwiewaswarum (there in German). 

5th June, 2018

The „Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung“ (DGUV), which represents the'heart' of the'system' and is the control centre of the 'Cartel of Secrecy', reacted to our publication of May 26th in BOOK TWO ( the article 'The Cartel' can be downloaded as a PDF here) with a statement on its website.

However, they only commented on the publication in the printed edition of the Süddeutsche Zeitung, in which, despite the fact that a full three pages dealt with the subject- in which not everything could be presented in detail.

The DGUV's communication strategy - as is to be expected - is to focus on aspects that we only mentioned in passing or not at all.

 The DGUV does not deal with the extensive, detailed and with many 'hot docs' evidenced representations found in www.ansTageslicht.de/krankdurcharbeit at all - obviously aware that they could not really "criticize" by using their platitudinous 'counterstatements' . As expected, it is part of what we described in ansTageslicht.de in the chapter  „Tricks, Methods and Strategies“ in which we gave examples: it is a strategy of creating confusion. In a German journalism manner of speaking, one speaks in such cases of "fog candles".

Example:

The DGUV states (see paragraph 10):

 "It remains unclear on what the authors' judgement is based on,  when they describe a "recognition rate" as "absurdly low" without stating standards or reasons. What is the significance of the relationship between recognition and notifications of a suspicious nature and the quality of expert decisions? The "reputable journals" which  made serious accusations about"unclean research“ having been carried out (in which cases?), are not mentioned.“

The spokesman of the DGUV, Stefan BOLTZ, has either not read properly or does not want to do so. We did quote figures; by "absurdly low" we meant that only 7% of those who have applied for recognition of occupational ill health receive financial compensation from the "system". This figure does not even take those into account, who abandoned the lengthy recognition procedure after their first attempt.

We reconstructed several examples of "unclean" research in detail. And named the  horse and rider: names of so-called renowned professors, who are constantly commissioned for their expertise, by the DGUV, respectively by the occupational associations.

DGUV’s summary:

 "However, a dialogue can only be useful for the public if the parties involved can agree on a common basis for the discussion. "

A "dialogue" could be difficult: those who scatter“ fog candles“ show little interest in an objective discussion. How would it be possible?

4th June, 2018

The British non-governmental organisation (NGO) Aerotoxic Association Ltd has announced, that it is initiating a public inquiry and investigation by the European Criminal Court in The Hague,  to clarify the evidence of the cabin air problem and to investigate whether airlines knowingly expose their employees and passengers to the health hazards of fume events and contaminated cabin air.

According to the NGO’s statements, the organisation has identified around 2,500 affected people.

The London Economic goes in to detail : Airlines face call for international criminal inquiry into toxic exposure of crew & passengers

May 25, 2018

In cooperation with the Süddeutsche Zeitung:
Occupational Medicine + Fume Events. A Shadow Empire as a Cartel of Silence

One year ago, DokZentrum dealt with the topic „fume events“: the contaminated air in aircraft. We reconstructed how this health problem developed, and that most incidents do not appear in official statistics. This fact alone has a minimizing effect on the problem. However, the truth is: more and more pilots and crew members become unfit to fly due to exposure to toxic fumes, and are unable to work: www.ansTageslicht.de/cabinair 

These investigations left questions unanswered: Why isn’t  anyone taking this problem seriously? And why is nothing changing?

Now we have found the answers: it is the sector of  "occupational medicine" which, with its expert opinions, denies practically all connections between incidents, pollutants and subsequent health problems. In practically all cases.  It was the same scenario with asbestos, mercury, dioxin and other dangerous substances. And now it is contaminated cabin air.

The science of occupational medicine has been integrated into the system of "statutory accident insurance". This in turn is financed by the industry, the companies. Result: only 7% of all cases of occupational disability benefits are paid. Occupational medicine provides reliable help: for companies that are not prepared to take better precautionary measures since this is more expensive than compensation for a few cases.

Why isn’t anybody changing this? Because. it is a completely non-transparent system, it is a "realm of shadows". Nobody outside of the system knows about this. Not until 7pm this evening, when this documentation goes online: www.ansTageslicht.de/krankdurcharbeit or alternatively: www.ansTageslicht.de/Arbeitsmedizin 

DokZentrum shares its research results with the „Süddeutsche Zeitung“. Tomorrow, Saturday, 26th May, a compact article will be available in the printed weekend edition as a full centre fold: Cartel of Secrecy.

In the future, silence will no longer be possible.  Although the Aerotoxic Logbook has had to take a short break over the last few weeks as a result of extensive research, we will continue to report continuously.

March 25, 2018

The topic "Contaminated Cabin Air" and "Fume Events" is now also available in English

Bearnairdine BAUMANN, former chief stewardess at Lufthansa and flight disabled because of contaminated cabin air health issues, translated the first large texts of our documentation into English. Gradually, more chapters will go online in English.

Everything can be  viewed at www.ansTageslicht.de/cabinair