This week, we unveil a new BC Legal publication, called: Aerotoxic Syndrome – An Emerging Risk?
So-called ‘aerotoxic syndrome’ is purported to be a condition caused by cumulative exposure to contaminated air, which enters aircraft cabins through unsealed jet engines (also known as ‘bleed air’) during ‘fume events’. However, Airbus, the largest aerospace business in the UK, has previously refuted this assertion as ‘absurd’.
Our collection of articles provides a comprehensive examination of the:
- Symptoms of the unrecognised medical syndrome;
- Medical literature on the potential toxicological causes;
- Case studies on the occupational health of pilot and cabin crew;
- Preventative industrial action taken (or not taken); and
- The legal position, should future personal injury claims be commenced against companies within the aviation sphere (and their insurers).
To access our collection of articles on this emerging EL/PL risk, please click here.