CallSign AirBird

Aviation's Wounded Canaries

CallSign AirBird

Aviation's Wounded Canaries


Air is the Earth's atmosphere. The air around us is a mixture of many gases and dust particles. It is a clear gas in which living things live and breathe. It has an indefinite shape and volume. It has no colour or smell. It has mass and weight because it is matter. The weight of air creates atmospheric pressure. Air can be polluted by some gases such as carbon monoxide, smoke and ash. This air pollution causes various problems including smog and acid rain. It can cause harm to people's health.

Did you know? Also, indoor air can be polluted. But, did you know that aircraft cabin air can be very polluted?

The problem has been known since the 1950s. Despite scientists', engineers' and "clean-cabin-air"-advocates' warnings there are still no effective filters in the engine and air-conditioning system to protect your health!

Where can you go in the event of toxic fumes filling the aircraft cabin? Can you escape?


Are the airlines offering protection by supplying respiratory masks for each adult passenger, your children and for the cabin crew?


Only the pilots have their full-face oxygen mask - and even then, they can be overcome by toxic fumes before they realise they should don their masks to save the lives and the plane they are in charge of.

Read about such events here. And while you are on that page, please sign the petition, thank you!

Fumes can appear gradually

but are not always visible.

Is there a difference between fumes, smells & odours?

Whatever its called it is always a Cabin Air Contamination Event

A bad case of oil fumes contamination

a very toxic cocktail and only your lungs as a filter!

Respiratory Disease Caused by Toxic Fumes > CabinAir Quality




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