Alexei NAVALNY and cabin air: Novichok and tricresyl phosphate (TCP)
We had no desire that our research would have such an unexpected twist. We have great respect for this courageous person who is now - poisoned by a substance from the Novichok poison range - fighting for his life in the Berlin Charité. Russian students had already drawn a portrait of this intrepid politician in 2013 - in connection with the project Human Media Democracy: www.ansTageslicht.de/Navalny.
We have now put together another documentation about the substance tricresyl phosphate (TCP), which is added to synthetic turbine oils and can enter the cockpit and/or cabin air during fume events and as such harms people: Novichok and TCP belong to the same chemical family of phosphoric acid esters.
The health consequences of such substances: often lifelong damage to the nerves and muscles, sometimes quickly, sometimes with a time delay. Worst case scenario: death.
As usual with Russian poison attacks: the Russian authorities always deny everything. As usual regarding the health damage caused by fume events or TCP: airlines and the employer’s liability insurers always deny everything. Similarly, the Federal Government: "The Federal Government has no knowledge of this.“
We have reconstructed the problem of TCP and have shown how absurd the claim by Lufthansa, the employer’s liability insurance assocations and their mainstream occupational physicians is: 'Because no TCP can be proven, there can be none, full stop.“
The explanation: TCP cannot be detected in blood or urine - the substance is one of the so-called hit-and-run substances: once it has entered the human body, TCP causes damage and dissolves - virtually undetectable, similar to white asbestos dust. Only very few experts can provide evidence in specialised laboratories: not directly, only indirectly on the basis of chemical indices.
Even though flying and the problem of contaminated cabin air are currently only of secondary importance to the public due to corona, we are continuing to work on this topic.
"We": These are the committed members of the Aerotoxic Global Network, the Patient Initiative P-COC, as well as individual experts who work with ansTageslicht.de, including the initiator of ansTageslicht.de.
Following TCP, the next complex subject will deal with filters: filters as in nose-mouth covering, HEPA filters in aircraft and the air in operating rooms. According to Lufthansa, the air in an aircraft is as clean as in an "operating room". We will continue our research into this.
Why TCP cannot be detected and what this means is compiled under "The Hunt for Tricresyl Phosphate", which can be accessed directly at www.ansTageslicht.de/TCP. The English version is fortcoming at www.ansTageslicht.de/tricresylphosphate.