Aircraft: Air Conditioning

Department for Transport written question – answered on 22nd February 2018.

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Photo of Rosie Duffield Rosie Duffield Labour, Canterbury

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when (a) he or (b) Officials of his Department last met with unions or individuals to discuss aerotoxic syndrome.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) – the industry regulator – has responsibility for managing and leading meetings on aerotoxic syndrome. The Department for Transport (DfT) last met with unions and individuals to discuss aerotoxic syndrome prior to the 2011 publication of DfT commissioned Cranfield University research into cabin air quality.

These research findings were submitted to the Committee on Toxicology (COT) in 2012 who published a position paper on cabin air in 2013. There was no evidence for pollutants on board aircraft occurring at levels exceeding the health and safety standards and guidelines outlined in Chapter 5 of Cranfield University’s “Aircraft Cabin Air Sampling Study; Part 1 of the Final Report”.

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