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How Airplane Cabin Air Can Get You Sick


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Cabin ventilation air comes through the engine. So, if there's an oil leak, engine oil mist -- containing neurotoxins -- can seep into the aircraft. Though relatively rare, it has happened on commercial flights, triggering neurological symptoms like severe headaches, tremors, and dizziness in crew members and passengers.


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