Petitioning Minister of State for Transport Legislation and Maritime The Rt Hon John Hayes and 4 others

Stop contaminated cabin air in aircraft!

German version

Every day, many millions of people board an aircraft, which has become a normal way of transportation in every day life. But what they do not know is that this flight could land them in a hospital because of exposure to toxic cabin air!

It often begins with flu like symptoms: limb pain, dizziness, and nausea. Long-term damage to the nerves, the lungs, the cardiovascular system or cognitive impairment may follow.

You as a passenger, but also pilots and flight attendants like myself, are at great risk to be exposed to neurotoxic breathing air on any flight in most aircraft! The World Health Organization recently published a new study about aircraft cabin air quality and the illness related to being exposed to the toxic fumes: "AEROTOXIC SYNDROME: A NEW OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE?" which shows a definite connection between in-flight toxic fumes and health damage. The German pilots’ association VC-Cockpit estimates that in one of 2,000 flights a ‘fume event’ accident with poisoned cabin air occurs! "This means there is more than one incident per day in Germany alone." (Jörg Handwerg, VC-Cockpit).

Over many decades new victims have been added every day; it is now time to address the political leaders directly. The poisoning of human beings on flights cannot be tolerated any longer.

Politicians are no longer allowed to look in the other direction. Airline regulations must be implemented: aircraft must be fitted with filters and sensors, and airlines must be placed under obligation to inform the public!


To attend “The International Aircraft Cabin Air Quality Conference” taking place on September 19/2O, 2017 at the Imperial College in London is the opportunity to hear powerful talks and presentations by internationally renowned experts on the topic.

This petition will be delivered to:
  • Minister of State for Transport Legislation and Maritime
    The Rt Hon John Hayes
  • Conservative MP for Crawley
    Henry Smith
  • Aviation Minister
    Lord Callahan
  • Conservative MP for Bexhill & Battle
    Huw Merriman
  • The Countess of Mar

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