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. We have the cultural history on 'Flying is safe' and the ongoing problems investigated at (EN).

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:  

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 ( - German) and documents what is happening in this area.  Or, what is not happening. And why not. This German language blog ( is now also available in English and can be accessed directly via this permalink: And you should also have a look at - an "ABC" under permanent construction.

The information we collect in German is translated by Bearnairdine BEAUMONT who operates the network  and the 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?

Other initiatives providing information on the contaminated air issue you can get here (right side).

October 18th, 2018

Contaminated cabin air now brought before the International Criminal Court

In an Open Letter the Aerotoxic Association called upon the public prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, to take action, stating that the existence of potentially poisoned cabin air violates several international regulations. Among other things, it violates ‚The Right to Healthy Indoor Air’, as demanded by the WHO;  also against the „Air Quality Guidelines“, Global update 2005: „Particulate matter, ozone, nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide“.

Even EASA demands in its regulation CS 25.831 the same as does the Code of Federal Regulations of the USA regarding air traffic:

"Crew and passenger compartment air must be free from harmful or hazardous concentrations of gases or vapours" (p. 1 D 38f)

And this in fact, is not the case. Especially not when fume events occur that are more than just "smells".

The original Open Letter is accompanied by 2 full folders of documents, scientific evidence, previous court documents, supporting documents and testimonials from more than 100 affected persons, documenting this disastreous calamity that has persisted for decades.

October 17th, 2018

British coroners to look out for toxic cabin air effects in their investigations

In connection with the investigation of a deceased former flight attendant, the responsible coroner (official investigator into deaths) has asked the chief coroner to look into such cases in the future to verify whether the contaminated cabin air might have played a roll.

The British trade union UNITE, which is currently involved in more than 100 court cases concerning injuries to the health of flight crew, wants to take this opportunity to publicly discuss this fundamental problem, which airlines and manufacturers are still largely ignoring.

More under ‚Call for Public Inquiry’ following coroner’s warning of toxic cabin air

November 5th, 2017

50 fume events in 1 month at BA

The English Times reports about a leaked document, from which this fact emerges. However, the journalist's report has been severely cut – due to the very detailed coverage of sexual harassment cases in the British Cabinet: British Airways warns pilots of 'fume events'