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Aviation: Carbon Emissions

House of Lords written question – answered on 6th November 2009.

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Photo of Baroness Hanham Baroness Hanham - Shadow Minister, Shadow Minister

To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Cranfield University study on incidents of fume events in aircraft did not include a requirement for a neuropsychological study.

Photo of Lord Adonis Lord Adonis Secretary of State, Department for Transport, The Secretary of State for Transport

We are following the advice of the Committee on Toxicity (COT), which saw the logical first step as research to examine potential exposure. This is currently proceeding.

When we know what is in cabin air and in what concentrations, then we can begin to make judgments about any need for, and the possible design of, epidemiological studies.

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