英国航空会社の客室乗務員に体調不良が出ている: ずくなしの冷や水

2017年08月19日

英国航空会社の客室乗務員に体調不良が出ている

航空会社の乗務員に健康被害が多発している恐れがあると何度か書いてきましたが、読者からは何の反応もありませんでした。でも、ガーディアンが飛行機の乗務員の健康問題を取り上げています。この記事では、放射能と関係のない機内の空気の汚染が原因ではないかとの観点で書かれています。もともと機内空気の質が悪いのにそれに放射性物質が加われば、どうなるのは明らかでしょう。

theguardian Saturday 19 August 2017 09.00 BST
'There are hundreds of sick crew': is toxic air on planes making frequent flyers ill?

Kate Leahy used to work as cabin crew, until she was signed off sick. Then a young colleague died in 2014. She talks to the former staff looking for answers

Three years ago, Matt Bass, 34, died suddenly in his sleep. According to his father, Charlie, he had been feeling unwell for a few months. He’d lost weight, had digestive and respiratory problems, and suffered from severe fatigue. Doctors thought he might have Crohn’s disease, but were struggling to reach a diagnosis.

Matt was cabin crew for British Airways, and on the day he died had returned overnight from Accra, Ghana (by cabin crew standards, a relatively short, six-hour flight). He went for a scheduled MRI scan, hoping to get to the bottom of his ill health, then in the evening to a crew friend’s house in Slough for pizza. After a few hours, he said he needed a rest and went to lie down. When his friends couldn’t wake him, they administered CPR. An ambulance arrived and took him to A&E, where paramedics tried to revive him; but he never woke up.

When I meet Charlie Bass in a hotel lobby in Colnbrook, a small village at the end of Heathrow’s westerly operating runway, he is warm but his anger is still clear. “Matt wanted to fly for as long as Fiona, my wife, and I can remember. When he was just eight years old, he wrote to British Airways to ask about becoming a pilot. They wrote back and told him to apply when he was 18.” He smiles.

The initial postmortem did not reveal a reason for the sudden death. “The coroner’s office couldn’t tell us why Matt had died,” Charlie says. “At first we felt numb and kept asking why? We just wanted to find out what had happened.” Then two aviation experts got in touch with Charlie and Fiona. Dr Michel Mulder, a former pilot and consultant in aviation medicine, and Frank Cannon, an aviation lawyer, suggested the couple arrange a specialist secondary postmortem to look for specific toxins in Matt’s body. “We didn’t know if there would be an answer, but because of the information we had from ex-crew members who were ill, we were confident Matt’s symptoms were the same.” Desperate, they spent around £5,000 on tests; the results showed that Matt had high levels of organophosphate poisoning, one of the many effects of exposure to toxic cabin air, otherwise known as aerotoxic syndrome.

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