Is cabin air killing pilots, passengers? Vaporized jet oil contains sarin-related elements

From: WorldNetDaily

A former British Airways pilot who was in the cockpit of commercial jets for 19 years is warning that in addition to terrorists, crashes and hijackings, passengers need to worry about the air they breathe while aloft.

He said he’s finished six years of research into a phenomenon he fears threatens every airline passenger today, an air supply that is so poisoned the flight deck crew might no longer be able to fly the airplane. …

He said the problem comes from the engineering in today’s aircraft that allows half of the air in the cabin to come from the “blisteringly hot heart of its engines” that is only cooled before it and “any toxins it might have picked up along the way” is directed straight into the passenger cabin. …

At the University of New South Wales, a special research project has been launched to look into the “association of symptoms” among pilots and flying officers who are “exposed to hydraulic or engine oil vapors or mists.” …

At a website called Aerotoxic, there is an announcement about a program scheduled to be aired on the BBC on March 3 that focuses on Loranie’s work, and the issues that are raised. …

He said airline industry leaders keep the level of toxicity a closely guarded secret. “But it is now generally accepted – except by the airlines, the aircraft manufacturers and the British government – that vaporized jet oil contains neuro-toxic, immuno-toxic, and potentially carcinogenic organophosphates that are related both to the deadly nerve gas sarin, and to the chemicals found in anti-malaria and anti-nerve drugs implicated as causing Gulf War Syndrome when given to troops in the first Gulf War,” he said.

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