Accession Number:

ADA411032

Title:

Known Harmful Effects of Constituents of Jet Oil Smoke

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH TOXICOLOGY DETACHMENT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The construction of cabin pressurization systems of certain commercial aircraft allows pyrolyzed jet oil to leak into the cabin air, often producing visible smoke. The principal toxic constituents of this smoke are tricresyl phosphate, carbon monoxide, and N-phenyl-L-naphthylamine. Long-term neurological effects alleged by airline workers could be due to tricresyl phosphate andor carbon monoxide exposure.

Subject Categories:

  • Commercial and General Aviation
  • Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE