Aerotoxic poisoning. Pictured: John Hoyte at the Aerotoxic Association launch in London June 2007. Former Norfolk Julian Soddy is far right.
Former pilot and Norwich man John Hoyte is the founder of a group called the Aerotoxic Association. They, and a growing number of pilots, scientists and MPs, believe that potentially thousands of air crew and passengers may have been poisoned by contaminated air when flying.
It is believed the current system on most commercials planes of drawing air for the cabin through the engine is flawed, because if a fault occurs in the seals of the engine, known as a ‘fume event’, the air will be exposed to potentially harmful oil particles, which then pass into the cabin.
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