Captain John Hoyte’s Story

When Captain John Hoyte first became a BAe 146 pilot in 1989 he put his extreme exhaustion and chronic fatigue down to the anti-social hours as he was flying permanent nights. At first he assumed the exhaustion was normal. Gradually he began to notice other symptoms. Bright lights would “jump around” and he found it…

In utero exposure to nicotine and chlorpyrifos alone, and in combination produces persistent sensorimotor deficits and Purkinje neuron loss in the cerebellum of adult offspring rats

Abstract This study was carried out to investigate the effect of in utero exposure to the cholinotoxicants, nicotine and chlorpyrifos, alone or in combination on neurobehavioral alterations and neuronal morphology latter in adult age. In the present study, 90 days old (corresponding to a human adult age) male and female offspring rats were evaluated for…

Ill health following exposure to contaminated aircraft air: psychosomatic disorder or neurological injury? – MacKenzie Ross & J. Burdon

Cabin air on commercial aircraft is sometimes contaminated with hydraulic fluids, synthetic jet engine oils and combusted or pyrolised materials, and aircrew have been reporting ill health following fume events for many years. The purpose of this article is to raise awareness among physicians of the short- and long-term health effects that may develop after…