L. Cox's research while affiliated with UNSW Sydney and other places

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The concerns that were brought to the Australian Federation of Air Pilots regarding air quality problems revealed a number of operational and OHS issues. This prompted the design and conduct of a survey of symptoms in members who fly BAe 146 aircraft in Australia. A total of 19 pilots and two flight attendants responded. Survey respondents showed h...


... The authors coined the term 'aerotoxic syndrome' for the association of symptoms with exposure to hydraulic fluids and to engine oil fumes mixing with cabin air. Cox and Michaelis (2002) undertook a small-scale survey of Australian aircrew who reported an increase in health complaints (most notably headaches, respiratory difficulties, eye and skin irritation, fatigue and cognitive impairment) since flying the BAe-146 aircraft type. Almost half of the respondents mentioned an association with exposure to engine oil fumes. ...