Monitoring the air quality on board planes
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Is the air we breathe on planes contaminated?

A former Concorde captain, Tristan Loraine, who was medically retired after his health deteriorated, monitors the air quality on four routine flights.

The data he collects is analysed at a laboratory and shows a clear pattern of increased levels of ultra-fine particles associated with engine operations while flying, and contaminant levels 25 times higher in an aircraft cabin than in his kitchen.

  • 25 Feb 2020