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Aerotoxic syndrome is a phrase coined by scientists in 2000 to describe short- and long-term ill-health effects caused by breathing contaminated airliner cabin air. In instances that are becoming increasingly frequent contaminants enter the cabin through the air-supply system. Oil leaks can be detected by pungent smells described as 'wet dog' or 'smelly gym socks' and in more serious events fumes fill the cabin. Chemical sensors to detect contaminated air - instead of human noses - would alert pilots and crew to problems allowing prompt preventive action. The toxicity and neurotoxic properties of organophosphates contained in the jet engine oils have been known about since before the Second World War. The toxins attack the central nervous system (including the brain). Anyone frequently flying is repeatedly exposed and is therefore especially at risk.Various governments and regulatory authorities have commissioned research which while admitting an association between contaminated cabin air and chronic health problems have stopped short of admitting causation.The aviation industry has tended to use the latter set of research (despite its often dubious scientific quality) to deny the existence of the problem while ignoring the evidence of the independent studies or victims' testimonies about which this book tells one of many stories.