Portugal sob risco "muito alto"
de exposição ultravioleta
Lusa - 02/06/2014 - 8H26
Dead BA pilots 'victims of toxic cabin fumes'
Published: 00:20, Sun, January 27, 2013 by Ted Jeory
TWO of British Airways’ most talented pilots have died after complaining of years of exposure to toxic oil fumes on board passenger planes.
KLM = ROYAL DUTCH AIRLINE http://www.klm.com/home/pt/en
BA = BRITISH AIRWAYS http://www.britishairways.com
Portugal sob risco "muito alto" de exposição ultravioleta
Lusa - 02/06/2014 - 8H26
Portugal continental apresenta esta segunda-feira um risco “muito alto” de exposição à radiação ultravioleta (UV), segundo informação do Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera (IPMA).
Segundo o IPMA, todos as regiões dos 18 distritos portugueses encontram-se com risco “muito alto” de exposição, à excepção para Vila Real, que apresenta apenas risco “alto”.
Estes distritos apresentam índices de UV de níveis oito e nove, numa escala que vai até ao 11, o que leva o IPMA a aconselhar o uso de óculos com filtro ultravioleta, chapéu e protector solar e ainda a evitar a exposição das crianças ao sol.
O Funchal, na Madeira, apresenta o índice mais elevado (dez), enquanto Vila Real, no continente, é a região que apresenta um menor risco, com nível de sete. A radiação ultravioleta pode causar graves prejuízos para a saúde se o nível exceder os limites de segurança, adverte o IPMA.
Thousands of pilots are currently “unfit to fly”, one specialist doctor believes.
In some cases, crew members have passed out yet in almost all incidents, passengers are unaware.
Those most at risk are pilots, cabin crew, other very frequent flyers and people who are genetically susceptible to the toxins. A suspected three per cent of people are most vulnerable due to a genetic make up that renders their bodies less resistant. .. Many pilots complain of headaches and other symptoms but they are often ignored or misdiagnosed. .. Like many pilots, according to Dr Mulder, who himself flew for KLM and who suffered similar symptoms, Richard failed to tell his employer for fear of losing his job. KLM = ROYAL DUTCH AIRLINE http://www.klm.com/home/pt/en
.. pilots search for private medical advice to avoid any blemishes on their health record !! ..
“He was misdiagnosed with depression. So many pilots are misdiagnosed because there is so little awareness of aerotoxic syndrome. .. “Some of the symptoms are like the early onset of Parkinson’s Disease or MS.
Despite calls from many pilots and the Aerotoxic Association, BA and all other airlines do not install air quality detection systems. BA = BRITISH AIRWAYS http://www.britishairways.com
Instead, they rely on the results of disputed Government commissioned studies, the most recent of which by Cranfield University, Buckinghamshire, concluded in 2011 that cabin air was safe. Dr. Julu: “.. the airline believed the pilot was “faking” the symptoms as a way of suing for compensation.” The German pilot used his contacts in the UK airline fraternity, then several others asked to see Dr Julu with similar symptoms.
Airlines tried to argue that carbon monoxide poisoning was causing the symptoms but Dr Julu, who also had experience of those problems, disagreed.
HELLO DOCTORS !!!! ??????
Dr. Julu: “It tends to be fairly specific. It affects a specific group of neurotransmitters that includes serotonin, which explains the appearance of depression in some cases.
“An imbalance means you could develop tremors and lots of problems with the regulation of blood pressure. “This is very similar to what happens with organophosphates.”
Asked why the condition wasn’t recognised, he said: “It’s mainly because the part of the nervous system it affects lacks experts.
“Neurophysiology is the study of nerve function. While there are many neurophysiologists—every hospital will have one—when it comes to autonomic neurophysiology, I’m the only one in Europe.”
He has now treated a large number of senior pilots, including BA’s Karen Lysakowska, who was buried last week. “She was exactly the same as the other pilots who I had seen.”..
(Article from 27th January 2013 – Express London – by Ted Jeory)