FAQ Cabin Air Quality

Transcript

1 - FAQs Cabin Air Quality Event What is a Cabin Air Quality Event (CAQE)? Cabin pressurisation and air -conditioning generally uses a combination of recirculated air that is filtered, and ‘bleed air’ from the engines. -Conditioning Cabin air needs to meet air quality standards (such as the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Engineers ASHRAE), and extensive research has shown cabin air t o be of high quality in normal operations. Uncommon Cabin Air Quality Events (Commonly referred to as odour, smoke or fumes events) can occur when cabin air becomes odorous or (rarely) if it is contaminated e.g. by trace amounts of oil or hydraulic fluid or other agents from the engines or APU. What are the procedures if there is a CAQE? CAQEs can be minor odour events (e.g. from galleys, lavatories, passengers or extraneous sources), or more serious when (irritant) or causes illness (noxious). the air contamination is persistent, causes symptoms For the more serious events, operating crew are trained to take a conservative approach, and this may result in an air turn- back, or the precautionary donning of oxygen masks and/or smoke hoods. For detectable smoke and/or fumes, a Smoke and Fumes Protocol should be followed during flight and then upon landing. This protocol may involve operating crew, engineers, safety and health personnel and management in a coordinated assessment. Technical investigations should always be conducted to find the source of the smoke/fumes/odours and correct it. Engineering and other improvements are constantly being sought to reduce the likelihood of these events. What are the possible Health Effects of a CAQE? In most CAQEs there is no impact on crew or passengers and all that is noticed is an unusual smell. In some events, crew and/ or passengers experience symptoms. Affected aircrew are generally interviewed by safety and/or medical personnel and given appropriate advice. Health ef -to - fects are usually short lived and resolve over hours -of- breath, headache, nausea and abdominal days. These can include Irritation of the eyes, nose, mouth or throat, shortness discomfort and tiredness. It is important to note that the nose and eyes are extremely sensitive organs and can detect and react to substances that -micro -than -concentration levels. Irritant symptoms are our body’s way of warning us of low level are present at lower exposures so that we can take corrective actions. Irritation does not mean that someone will become ill. An analogy is our eyes response to cutting onions. We can become extremely irritated by this colourless substance but there is no health effect. What is ‘Aerotoxic Syndrome’? o subsequently experience ongoing ill health and may link their symptoms Some crew who have been involved in CAQEs d to the exposure, however the research to date has not established any causative link. -term health of crew involved in such events is a controversial issue and w The risk to the longer hilst research on the subject needs to continue, there is much misinformation in popular media and online that is not scientifically based. -quality May https://www.iata.org/whatwedo/safety/health/Documents/faq -cabin -air 1 -event.pdf Issued 2018

2 Aerotoxic syndrome is not a medically or scientifically recognised diagnosis, and there are no scientifically valid tests or treatments. The label of aerotoxic syndrome is unhelpful, and it’s important for treating medical practitioners to accurately diagnose and treat the known medical effects of smoke/fumes exposures. Being involved in a CAQE event can be a stressful and not surprisingly, can create anxiety in some crew. Reading information from lobby groups or being told that you will become sick can worsen this anxiety and some susceptible crew ant to receive factual based information so that no members may actually feel unwell because of these anxieties. It is import -meaning and concerned groups and individuals. harm is done from these well What can I do if I suspect that I’ve been exposed or affected in a CAQE? Follow procedures from the relevant operating manuals • Be conscious of other crew and/or passengers who may have been exposed • Relay any symptoms you have to your on -board manager and/or ground manager • Seek clear medical direction around your symptoms • Actively seek reassurance for any concerns or uncertainties. If available, contact your company Medical Services • or designated physicians if you would like to discuss any health concerns. Ensure early medical assessment for symptoms that aren’t mild or that don’t resolve quickly by themselves • Follow your company proc edures if you feel too unwell to work • Where Can I Get More Information? IATA Guidance – Cabin Air Quality Event https://www.iata.org/whatwe do/safety/health/Documents/guidance -medical -response- cabin -air -events.pdf AsMA – Health Effects of Contaminants in Aircraft Cabin Air -7-Apr2014.pdf -Publications/Air effects -report -v2 -health- https://www.asma.org/asma/media/asma/Travel -contamination ASAM Position Paper on Aircraft Cabin Air Quality Events https://www.asam.org.au/sites/asam.org.au/files/documents/aircraft_cabin_air_quality_position_paper.pdf - Contamination of aircraft cabin air by bleed air – CASA a review of the evidence https://www.casa.gov.au/file/82021/download?token=gh4Wxle2 – Aircrew Safety and Health CDC https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/aircrew/cabinairquality.html CAA UK – Cabin Air Quality -information https://www.caa.co.uk/Passengers/B -fly/Am -I-fit -to -fly/Health -you -for -passengers/Cabin- air -quality/ efore EASA studies https://www.easa.europa.eu/document -library/research -projects/ea sarepresea20144 https://www.easa.europa.eu/document -library/research -projects/easarepresea20152

Related documents

Microsoft Word   A) Division 245.docx

Microsoft Word A) Division 245.docx

tables Attachment Division 245, including A: Nov. 15-16, 2018, EQC meeting 1 of 121 Page Division 245 CLEANER AIR OREGON 340-245-0005 Purpose and Overview (1) This statement of purpose and overview is...

More info »
DoD7045.7H

DoD7045.7H

DoD 7045.7-H EPARTMENT OF D EFENSE D F UTURE Y EARS D EFENSE P ROGRAM (FYDP) S TRUCTURE Codes and Definitions for All DoD Components Office of the Director, Program Analysis and Evaluation A pril 2004

More info »
NB18

NB18

Table of Contents National Board Pressure Relief Device Certificati ons NB-18 FOREWARD... 1 NATIONAL BOARD PRESSURE RELIEF DEVICE CERTIFICATION... 2 DETERMINATION OF CERTIFIED RELIEVING CAPACITIES... ...

More info »
Controller Tool Help

Controller Tool Help

Controller Tool Help No. LIT-1201 1147 Code 13.0 Release Software 2018 December Issued for the most up-to-date Exchange of this document. Refer to the Knowledge website version 21 Getting ... Started ...

More info »
7340.2H  Bsc dtd 3 29 18

7340.2H Bsc dtd 3 29 18

ORDER JO 7340.2H Air Traffic Organization Policy Effective Date: March 29, 2018 Contractions SUBJ: contractions used by ed word and phrase This handbook contains the approv personnel of the Federal Av...

More info »
UL White Book

UL White Book

GUIDE INFORMATION FOR ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT THE WHITE BOOK 2015-16 UL PRODUCT CATEGORIES CORRELATED TO THE 2011 AND 2014 NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE® UL’s General Guide Information is updated daily. To co...

More info »
JO 7210.3Y   Facility Operation and Administration

JO 7210.3Y Facility Operation and Administration

ORDER Y JO 7210.3 Air Traffic Organization Policy Effective Date: April 3, 2014 Facility Operation and Administration SUBJ: This order provides direction and guidance for the day- to-day operation of ...

More info »
BAAQMD CEQA Guidelines   May 2017

BAAQMD CEQA Guidelines May 2017

California Environmental Quality Act Air Quality Guidelines This May 2017 version of the Guid Note: elines includes revisions made to the Air District’s 2010 California Supreme Court’s 2015 opinion in...

More info »
attachment a  proposed final cap vol 1 pdf

attachment a proposed final cap vol 1 pdf

FINAL 2017 CLEAN AIR PLAN Ado P t E d A PRIL 19 , 2017

More info »
HANDBOOK of METAL ETCHANTS

HANDBOOK of METAL ETCHANTS

HANDBOOK of METAL ETCHANTS Editors Perrin Walker William H. Tarn CRC Press Boca Raton Boston London New York Washington, D.C. © 1991 by CRC Press LLC

More info »
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Safer Affordable Fuel Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Year 2021 2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks

Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Safer Affordable Fuel Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Year 2021 2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks

The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Year 2021–2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks Draft Environmental Impact Statement July 2018 Docket No. NHTSA-2017-0069

More info »
chemical table

chemical table

UPS Chemical Table - 49 CFR Version (Ground and Air Packages) GROUND AND AIR GROUND SHIPMENTS SHIPMENTS AIR SHIPMENTS BASIC DESCRIPTION FOR GROUND AND AIR Symbols: "‡" Requires a Technical Name / "*" ...

More info »
Thriving on Our Changing Planet: A Decadal Strategy for Earth Observation from Space

Thriving on Our Changing Planet: A Decadal Strategy for Earth Observation from Space

TIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS THE NA This PDF is available at http://nap.edu/24938 SHARE     Thriving on Our Changing Planet: A Decadal Strategy for Earth Observation from Space DET AILS 700 pages | 8.5 ...

More info »
MCO 1200.17E MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES MANUAL (SHORT TITLE: MOS MANUAL)

MCO 1200.17E MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES MANUAL (SHORT TITLE: MOS MANUAL)

DEPAR T MENT THE NAVY OF ADQ UARTE UNI T ED ST ATE S MAR INE CORPS HE RS RINE COR N PS PENT 3000 MA AGO 20350-3000 NGTON, HI D.C. W AS 7E 00 .1 12 MCO 465 c AUG 0 8 013 2 ORDER 1200.17E MARINE CORPS C...

More info »
2018 2019 AU Catalog 20190115

2018 2019 AU Catalog 20190115

AIR UNIVERSITY CATALOG ACADEMIC YEAR 2018 - 2019 1 OCTOBER 2018 1

More info »
catalog 2019

catalog 2019

2019 ® HARLEY-DAVIDSON GENUINE MOTOR PARTS & ACCESSORIES

More info »
C:\Users\aholmes4\AppData\Roaming\SoftQuad\XMetaL\7.0\gen\c\H5515 ~1.XML

C:\Users\aholmes4\AppData\Roaming\SoftQuad\XMetaL\7.0\gen\c\H5515 ~1.XML

H. R. 5515 One Hundred Fifteenth Congress of the United States of America AT THE SECOND SESSION Begun and held at the City of Washington on Wednesday, the third day of January, two thousand and eighte...

More info »
ASAALT Weapon Systems Handbook 2018

ASAALT Weapon Systems Handbook 2018

AMERICA’S ARMY: TODAY’S MODERNIZATION IS TOMORROW’S READINESS

More info »
DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, January 2019

DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, January 2019

DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms As of February 2019

More info »
JP 3 17, Air Mobility Operations, 5 February 2019

JP 3 17, Air Mobility Operations, 5 February 2019

Joint Publication 3-17 O F T T N H E E M W E S ' I L L H D T E A T F E N D R R A M P Y E • D • U A N C I I T R E E D M A S T F A O T E S Air Mobility Operations 5 February 2019

More info »