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.