What is Aerotoxic Syndrome?
The term Aerotoxic Syndrome describes acquired acute & chronic ill health caused by exposure to toxic oil fumes present in the breathing air of most commercial jets. Unaware, thousands of people suffer every day, without knowing about this hidden health and safety hazard.
A US doctor and scientists from France, Australia were the first to identify Aerotoxic Syndrome in 1999. The hidden illness is known to affect the central nervous system and brain, causing a range of acute symptoms and long-term ill-health in around 30% of all flyers.
An oil fume event was photographed by passengers on a flight from London Heathrow to Valencia in August 2019. The full account of the incident can be found here.
Captain John Hoyte
John is a career pilot who began flying in 1976 with a varied international flying teaching career but ceased flying BAe146’s jets prematurely after 16 years because of increasingly severe neurological & physical symptoms with ‘Chronic stress’ in mid-2005.
In early 2006, John was tested by University College London (UCL) along with 26 other British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) pilots, 100% of whom showed evidence of Toxic Air exposure, which was later published by Dr Sarah Mackenzie Ross of UCL.
John founded the Aerotoxic Association Ltd. Charity in 2007 to help support other survivors (both aircrew & passengers) and to work with international groups such as the Global Cabin Air Quality Executive (GCAQE) which was formed in 2006 to counter the still existing formal position of ‘No positive evidence’ by governments and industry.
Many international professional groups now work for the formal acceptance of Aerotoxic Syndrome as an Occupational Disease, the illness was first defined in 1999 by a US doctor, a forensic scientist from France and an Australian toxicologist and for the urgent introduction of the known and now available technical solutions such as filtration and monitors which is in the public interest.
John has published evidence, which is in the public interest of anyone who flies in unfiltered & unmonitored bleed air jets on www.aerotoxic.org since 2007. He has recovered most of his previous excellent health due to pioneering Simulator Flying and other public flight entertainment systems from 2015-2019 and now holds a Class 2 Aviation medical certificate and looks forward to return to his lifelong passion of flying.
John has helped fund & produce educational films and published books on Aerotoxic & his flying career.
John recently presented the Associations/Unions ‘Wish list’ for some of the 1.5 million Euros for ‘Further research’ into toxic cabin air to Airlines, Manufacturers, Researchers & Regulators at EASA’s (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) first ever ‘Cabin Air’ workshop in Cologne, Germany in January 2020.
If you are interested in professional consultation into any aspects of aerotoxic syndrome, please contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org – but please note that he is NOT medically or legally qualified to offer medical or legal advice or treatments, which are carried out by other specialist experts.
Media Release, US Letters & 2003-4 Dated Evidence
Evidence from Robin Montmayeur and the AOPIS film
Summarises Media Release pdf
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18th June 2007 The Launch of Aerotoxic Association Ltd. The Charity (2007) Non-profit. At Houses of Parliament, London.
LHS. Capt. John Hoyte Paper – Dr. Susan Michaelis Tin – Capt. Tristan Loraine RHS Capt. Julian Soddy (BALPA)
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Governments across the world claim that there is “NO POSITIVE EVIDENCE” of chronic public ill health caused by Toxic Cabin Air in jet planes. (sic)
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1st February 2007
Evidence of Aerotoxic Poisoning?
Perhaps the best chronicled European accident of “aerotoxic poisoning” to present happened on 1st February 2007 when a group of around 40 British passengers were poisoned on flight XLA 120 from London Gatwick, UK to Sanford International, Florida, US. Read more…
30th October 2020
Automatic reply from Baroness Vere to Aerotoxic Association – 20 business days. Expected by 27th November 2020.
3rd June 2019
Member of Parliament Fiona Bruce letter to pilot constituent concerning Government policy on Aerotoxic poisoning.
26th May 2019
Baroness Vere of Norbiton, Minister of Aviation replies to Fiona Bruce, Member of Parliament with UK Government policy on Aerotoxic Poisoning.
2013 – Australia ABC 60 minutes Documentary ‘Toxic Flyer’ – Aerotoxic Syndrome in 15 mins