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Old 02-17-2009, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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PASSENGERS on some of the world's popular airlines are reportedly breathing in contaminated air, an investigation has revealed.

Swab samples taken by German television network, ARD, along with Swiss broadcasters Schweizer Fernsehen, reportedly found high levels of a dangerous toxin onboard several planes.

'Toxic' fumes found on passenger planes | Travel News | News.com.au
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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This is NEWS???
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:29 PM
 
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When you get deiced and you smell that sweet smell? That's glycol. AKA Antifreeze. MMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmm. Just think I breathe it in multiple times a day. No wonder I twitch.
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:32 AM
 
Location: A little suburb of Houston
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I find their method of testing suspect not that I don't agree with the conclusion, but you don't conduct air quality testing with swabs.
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Old 02-21-2009, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Washington State
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Don't look over here, man, it wasn't me this time, I swear!
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Old 02-24-2009, 10:57 PM
 
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reminds me of the days when you could see the quality of the seal on an aircraft door by looking where the nicotine stains were.
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:02 AM
 
Location: The Raider Nation._ Our band kicks brass
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reminds me of the days when you could see the quality of the seal on an aircraft door by looking where the nicotine stains were.
Most people will think that you are kidding about that, but it's very true. Fuselage inspections used to be very easy in the days of smoking on flights. We could very easily spot cracks, and loose rivets that had a streak of brown tar coming through. The cabin air filters were some of the most disgusting things you could possibly imagine.
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