Sarah Mackenzie-Ross, consultant clinical
neuro-psychologist at UCL, has used
the CAA database to estimate as many
as 197,000 passengers in 2004 may have
been exposed to such fumes. She said:
'Passengers may suffer mild flu-like
symptoms although it may affect others
in a more drastic way. For pilots the
problem is they could become dizzy
or disorientated that could affect
their ability to handle the aircraft.'
The airline industry rejects these
claims saying that any organo-phospates
that enter an aircraft are at such
small doses they pose no significant
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