Tricresylphosphate and the aerotoxic syndrome of flight crew members – current gaps in knowledge

J. de Boer, A. Antelo, I. van der Veen, S.H. Brandsma, N. Lammertse

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Abstract

Tricresyl phosphate (TCP), and in particular its tri-ortho substituted isomer (o,o,o-TCP), has been frequently used in aircraft engine oil. Bleed air, provided to the flight deck and cabin can contain traces of TCP. TCP can cause neurotoxic effects in humans. Regularly, airline pilots complain about loss of memory, headaches, dizziness, tunnel vision and other neurotoxic effects. The concentrations of TCP reported in flight deck air (max. ca. 50-100ngm
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S58-S61
JournalChemosphere
Volume119
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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