Global Cabin Air Quality Executive

First Floor

10 Queen Street Place

London, 

EC4R 1BE

England

Copyright © 2019 by GCAQE

HEALTH

The GCAQE is currently working with leading health experts to produce 'fumes guidance' material.

 

This is expected to be available in late 2019.

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LONG TERM HEALTH EFFECTS

  • Neurotoxic symptoms: numbness (fingers, lips, limbs), parathesias;

  • Neuropsychological or psychotoxic symptoms: memory impairment, forgetfulness, lack of coordination, severe headaches, dizziness balance, sleep disorders;

  • Gastro-intestinal symptoms: salivation, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea;

  • Respiratory symptoms: breathing difficulties (shortness of breath), tightness in chest, respiratory failure, susceptibility to upper respiratory tract infections;

  • Cardiovascular symptoms: chest pain, increased heart rate and palpitations;

  • Skin symptoms: skin itching and rashes, skin blisters (on uncovered body parts), hair loss;

  • Irritation of eyes, nose and upper airways;

  • Sensitivity: signs of immunosuppression, chemical sensitivity leading to acquired or multiple chemical sensitivity

  • General: weakness and fatigue (leading to chronic fatigue), exhaustion, hot flashes, joint pain, muscle weakness and pain.

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SHORT TERM HEALTH EFFECTS

  • Neurotoxic symptoms: blurred or tunnel vision, nystagmus, disorientation, shaking and tremors, loss of balance and vertigo, seizures, loss of consciousness, parathesias;

  • Neuropsychological or psychotoxic symtoms: memory impairment, headache, light-headedness, dizziness, confusion and feeling intoxicated;

  • Gastro-intestinal symptoms: nausea, vomiting;

  • Respiratory symptoms: cough, breathing difficulties (shortness of breath), tightness in chest, respiratory failure requiring

  • oxygen;

  • Cardiovascular symptoms: increased heart rate and palpitations;

  • Irritation of eyes, nose and upper airways.

  • Other symptoms are being reported by crew and passengers

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS