Health effects from exposure to contaminated air may vary from short term effects to long lasting chronic effects.
Ensure you take these to all medical appointments.
2. TCP BLOOD TEST - BLOOD STORED LOCALLY:
Complete instructions on how to do this are posted here.
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3. NEUROTOXICITY BLOOD TEST:
Another blood test under development is intended to provide objective evidence of brain damage, but it is not specific to toxins. More information here.
There are a range of other tests that crew and their doctors have found useful such as: TBA
4. RESPIRATORY TESTS:
A range of suggested respiratory tests cab be found in the following published paper here.
5. NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL ASSESSMENTS OF AUTONOMIC FUNCTION
Information can be seen here.
Keep a calendar with a record of any symtpoms, sick days, medical visits, or other important information including the aircraft registration, flight number, date and time, and keep records of documentation.
Also bring your doctor a copy of the Material Safety Data Sheet for the product you were likely exposed to, the incident report that you filed with your airline, and your symptom calendar.
Additional data on health issues related to contaminated air can be found at:
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