Episode 9 – Bearnairdine Beaumont

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Episode 9 – Bearnairdine Beaumont

Guest Speaker – Bearnairdine Beaumont

After experiencing the misfortune of becoming unfit to fly and being more or less forced into medical retirement,  Bearnairdine became involved in research to improve the quality of aircraft cabin air and has become a busy advocate and voice for the campaign. For years now she has been helping aerotoxic fume victims to understand their ill-health.

Over the years after a lot of trial and error, her own health improved somewhat. Before beginning her flying career she qualified as a laboratory assistant and decided to use that education and combine it with naturopathy. She qualified as a naturopath in Biofeedback, Neuro-Electro-Anatomy, Herbalism. 

In 2013 Bearnairdine founded the ‘Aerotoxic Team’, a very informative website containing evidence, documentaries, testimonies, science and news. She also has a blog called “It’s in the air we breathe” and writes articles for news outlets. Bearnairdine networks internationally with experts, scientists and other ‘clean cabin air’ advocates and appeared in the investigative documentary “Unfiltered Breathed In”.

In 2016  Bearnairdine published two books in two languages in which she talks about her Aerotoxic journey. It is not only part of her story with many colorful high-lights from her flying years, it also helps understand what actually causes Aerotoxic Syndrome. Her third book: ‘Tomb in the Sky’ is being launched any day now.

She retreated from the modern world which has become increasingly saturated with chemical fumes everywhere, and is now living in a beautiful, very secluded ‘clean-air’ area in the Swiss Alps with her little dog ‘Dolly’. From there she continues to support the Aerotoxic Syndrome campaign via computer and telephone.

Link to bio – Bearnairdine Beaumont

http://www.planeholistichealth.com/about-me.html

Websites:

aerotoxicteam.com

planeholistichealth.com

Bearnairdine Beaumont Contact

https://www.aerotoxicteam.com/contact.html

Host – Chriselda Barretto

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Episode 8 – Mary-Roos Nijs

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Episode 8 – Mary-Roos Nijs

Guest Speaker – Mary-Roos Nijs Bio

Mary Roos did her initial training 19 years ago at the Sabena flight academy and soon after graduation she started working as a flight attendant medium haul and long haul. She was promoted to purser almost 13 years ago. 

As from her initial training, she has flown on the Avro/146 family, ATR72, Dash8, Boeing 737, Airbus 320 family and the Airbus 330 family too… 

She is passionate about her job and still, after all this time, she really loves flying! But now she is even more passionate about promoting healthy flight conditions and solutions. 

After finding out about the dangers of contaminated air in aircrafts and the impact of toxic fumes on the human body, she started an awareness campaign on her own in the company she is flying for. 

Now looking back in time, the first results and evolution are encouraging however she realizes that there is still a long way to go…

Mary Roos Contact:

Crew for NON-TOXIC Healthy Cabin Air

Host – Chriselda Barretto

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Episode 7 – Dr. Michel Mulder

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Episode 7 – Dr Michel Mulder

Guest Speaker – Dr. Michel Mulder, MD

Dr Michel Mulder is a medical doctor, specialising in aviation medicine.  He served in Africa with Medcins Sans Frontières. There he was instrumental in organising a Hercules airlift, and caught the flying bug. Later, after qualifying as a pilot, Michel became a KLM pilot ending up on long-haul routes.

“Destinations in Africa” says Michel “were my favourite, for which I volunteered.” When pilots are able to bid for their preferred routes, most select Los Angeles, Boston, New York, Sidney, etc, but he would ask for Africa, using his stopovers to help organise village cleanwater schemes. At the same time he continued to practice as an aeromedical examiner on his days off.

He has now seen hundreds of Aerotoxic cases. In 2012 he diagnosed Richard Westgate as suffering the severest effects of Aerotoxic Syndrome.

Since 2008 Dr Mulder was involved in numerous research projects and co-authored scientific studies and articles.

Michel F.A. Mulder Bio:

Dr Michel Mulder Contact:

aeromed@neomailbox.ch

Published Scientific Articles

AUTOANTIBODIES TO NERVOUS SYSTEM-SPECIFIC PROTEINS ARE ELEVATED IN SERA OF FLIGHT CREW MEMBERS: BIOMARKERS FOR NERVOUS SYSTEM INJURY

Autoantibody markers of neural degeneration are associated with post-mortem histopathological alterations of a neurologically injured pilot

Cognitive impairment and associated loss in brain white microstructure in aircrew members exposed to engine oil fumes

A comparison of fresh and used aircraft oil for the identification of toxic substances linked to aerotoxic syndrome

(DUTCH) Het aerotoxisch syndroom: feit of fabel?

DNA Testing (and other miscellaneous tests)

Host – Chriselda Barretto

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Episode 6 – Ap Van de Kraats (+ Annie De Vries)

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Episode 6 – Ap Van de Kraats (+ Annie De Vries)

Guest Speaker – Ap Van De Kraats Bio

Born in 1954, Ap grew up in the Netherlands. He received his flight training in 1972-1975, at the Dutch Government Flight Academy. After that he spent 3 years in small aviation, performing banner towing (advertisement) flights, aerial photography and sight-seeing flights over the Netherlands.

In 1978, he joined a large Dutch airline company and spent 33 years there with great pleasure. After 7 years as a co-pilot on the DC9, he upgraded to Captain on the DC9, B737, A310 resp. (all short- and middle range routes). In 1994 he became a Captain on the B747-400 (long range). During the last 5 years before his retirement, his partner Annie would frequently accompany him on his trips, which they both enjoyed a lot. In 2011 he was retired, in good health and fit, and he wasn’t too keen to give up active flying yet. So, when offered the opportunity, he happily accepted a position as a Captain B747-400 in a South Korean company.

Ap: “Also in this ‘after career’ I was more than happy: many new destinations and routes, the interaction with new people, new cultures etc. It was a very intense period, but in one word amazing!”

Unfortunately, mid 2014 he suddenly got several acute health problems, like a sudden hearing loss, neurological disorders and extreme fatigue.

Ap: “That was the abrupt end of a flying career and the start of a difficult period with lots of doctor appointments, getting to accept my limitations and searching for possible causes. And of course for solutions, if at all possible…..”

“After a tip from a colleague, we were lucky enough to discover the cause of my health problems pretty soon: for years the air on board appears to have been contaminated with Organo Phosphates, severe toxins which damage the nerve system. Even very low doses can silently ‘pile up’ in your body until they reach a certain critical level, and then suddenly cause this type of disorders.”

“At that time I was in a very bad shape indeed, almost like a Zombie. My short term memory was very bad, and my mind had slowed down dramatically. My vision was blurred and I was moving as in a slow motion movie. For about 4-5 months, driving a car was absolutely no option, as the world was going way too fast for me, I simply could not keep up. Sitting in the car as Annie was driving me to the next doctor or therapist, I’d suffer strong vertigo during turns, I’d literally brace myself with both hands. I had several strong tremors per day, which literally exhausted me. I slept well over 12 hours per night and even then I really needed a good extra nap in the afternoon to get through the day.”

“One of the nastiest symptoms there is probably the depressive emotions that come with it. I’ve fortunately never reached a point where I seriously considered to commit suicide, but I do understand now that so many people with these problems do take their lives. I’ve been particularly lucky to have the unconditional support, understanding and solidarity of my partner Annie to help me through this difficult period. Many a relationship gets under severe pressure or even strands completely as the partner doesn’t understand what is happening to an AS patient (nor does the patient himself) and why he/she changes so drastically.”

“I was again very lucky to come into contact with John Midavaine., an ex-orthopedist, who specialised in sports- and orthomolecular medicine. With his professional guidance, food supplements and some supporting therapies, daily life gradually became a lot more ‘normal’ again.”

“I personally experienced how important it is to get the right information passed on and to receive the proper support when you’re suddenly confronted with so many health issues which you don’t understand, a really threatening situation. This motivated Annie and I in 2017 to take part in the founding of Stichting Fly Aware. With our contribution to this non-profit foundation we hope we can help others to get going again, too.”  

The board of Stichting Fly Aware consists of:

Chairman: Dr. John Midavaine

Secretary/Multimedia/International Contacts: Annie de Vries

Treasurer/web master: Ap van de Kraats

Website: https://www.flyaware.nl

FB: Stichting Fly Aware

Twitter: @FlyAware

E-mail: info@flyaware.nl

Ap Van de Kraats Contact:

ap@flyaware.nl

Fly-Aware Information Event In Holland – May 10

https://www.flyaware.nl/events/informatieavond-10-mei/

Host – Chriselda Barretto

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Episode 5 – Daniel Dumalin

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Episode 5 – Daniel Dumalin

Guest Speaker – Daniel Dumalin Bio

Education:

1. Licentiate in Experimental and Theoretical Psychology (Research psychologist)

Today this is called Master of Science in Experimental and Theoretical Psychology

2. Associate’s degree in Electronic Engineering

3. Associate’s degree in Biomedical Engineering

Separate courses:

1. Biomedical Electronics (M.Sc. in Electronics and ICT Engineering Technology)

2. Biomedical Product Development (M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering)

3. Neuromodulation and Imaging (M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering)

Experience:

29 years experience in IT, Software developer, Web developer, System administrator

Organizations:

Board member of Section Neuroscience and Psychophysiology [2017-present]

Section Psychophysiology [2012 – 2017] organization position Board member and Technical Advisor until it merged into the Section Neuroscience and Psychophysiology

QNBG (Quantified Neurophysiology Belgium Group) [1999 – 2005] as Scientific and Technical coordinator

Daniel Dumalin Contact:

AerotoxBrain@proximus.be

Daniel Dumalin Publication:

Dumalin, D. (2017). The Contingent Negative Variation: The Cumulative Curve Method Revisited. In P. Sittiprapaporn (Ed.), Event-Related Potentials and Evoked Potentials (pp. 51-66). Intech. doi:10.5772/65183

https://www.intechopen.com/books/event-related-potentials-and-evoked-potentials/the-contingent-negative-variation-the-cumulative-curve-method-revisited

Fly-Aware Information Event In Holland – May 10

https://www.flyaware.nl/events/informatieavond-10-mei/

Links to different press articles

English version

Short link: https://wp.me/p5lySl-fvf

Dutch version:

De Morgen

https://www.demorgen.be/tech-wetenschap/belgisch-onderzoek-naar-giftige-dampen-in-vliegtuig-eerste-resultaten-zijn-verontrustend~b63c5881/

French version:

https://www.7sur7.be/7s7/fr/1518/Sante/article/detail/3525017/2019/04/08/La-qualite-de-l-air-dans-les-avions-jugee-catastrophiq

Host – Chriselda Barretto

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Episode 4 – Willem Felderhof

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Episode 4 – Willem Felderhof

Guest Speaker – Willem Felderhof Bio

Willem is a former commercial airline pilot from the Netherlands. Willem always had a fascination for aviation since the time he was a little kid. The fulfillment of his dream to become an airline pilot came into manifestation when he started his training at the National School of Aviation in the Netherlands. Before that he served as a green beret in the Special Forces of the Dutch army and had several jobs in commerce.

Before his career as an airline pilot his physical health was outstanding also as a result of intense and different sporting activities during his youth.

When he finished his initial flight training in 1991 with success he started as a copilot in small aviation on the Dornier 228. 2 years later he joined Transavia Airlines where he operated as a co-pilot on the B737-300 and 400.

In 1995 he was hired by KLM and where he continued his flying career as co-pilot on the MD11. After 19 years he left the MD11 division and started his training for captain on the B737. Due to his severely deteriorating health condition he had to quit his job as a pilot completely in 2014 with more than 10 thousand flight hours. At this moment Willem does not board any airplane anymore, also not as a passenger and he is trying to recover from AS – Aerotoxic Syndrome.

His first health issues started roughly after 4 years of flying with migraines, loss of energy, sleeping disorders and emotional stress. He was diagnosed with burnout by the airlines health department first in 2001 and then again in 2003. During this period, he tried to recover from this condition by changing his life drastically on all levels.

It took him 8 years to come to the definite conclusion that the increasing deteriorating health condition, despite the radical shifts in his life, was caused not by him but the result of something in the airplanes. Although he had strong suspicions that there was something “wrong” with the air supply he had no idea what this exactly could be. When he came in contact with people that had knowledge of AS he started to take samples of the air, his blood and urine and tested these on the presence of organophosphates, in particular TCP’s and its affiliated isomers.

All the tests were positive and from then on his battle against the airline and the industry started which resulted in a big lawsuit in 2013. The mainstream media labeled him from that moment ‘The Toxic Pilot’.

https://www.aerotoxic.org/klm-court-case-in-the-netherlands/

Willem Felderhof Contact:

willem@bodyoneness.nl

http://www.bodyoneness.nl/

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Host – Chriselda Barretto

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Episode 3 – Charlie Bass

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Episode 3 – Charlie Bass

DEDICATED TO MATT BASS

Guest Speaker – Charlie Bass Bio

Charlie Bass has 15 years experience as an aircraft engineer in the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm, and therefore has a full understanding of aircraft operational systems.  Charlie is trained in Nuclear biological and Chemical Defence, so he understands nerve agents and their effects on the human body. He had been appointed by a Secretary of State in the UK to the OFCOM advisory council (the independent body overseeing the activities of the UK’s communications regulator). This has given him experience of watching how an industry regulator, the industry it regulates and government operate/collude for mutual benefit. This reflects exactly what is happening today within the aviation sector and the CAA/EASA governments and airlines.  

Following the death of his son, British Airways aircrew Matthew Bass in January 2014, Charlie has been actively campaigning on the toxic cabin air front, spending four years in a legal process with Matt’s coroners hearing, which acted as the catalyst for ‘Unite the Union’ based in the UK which Matt was a member of, to take up Matt’s case and 120 other cases by those affected by contaminated air. Taking the airlines and CAA to court, was reflected last week in many news sources and is currently in progress.  

Toxic Fumes info on Facebook: Aerobot

Learn more about Matt Bass:

Celebrating the life of Matt Bass

Charlie Bass Contact:

ch@rlie.net

Host – Chriselda Barretto

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Episode 2 – Captain John Hoyte

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Episode 2 – Captain John Hoyte

Guest Speaker – John Hoyte Bio

John Hoyte began flying in 1976 on unpressurised aircraft until 1989 when he changed to fly Bae-British Aerospace 146 jets with pressurized ‘bleed air’ for safety and good long term stability with TNT on night freight flying. He suddenly experienced debilitating ill health in the spring of 1990 which he put down to night flying and told no one for fear of losing his job. He left night flying in 1998 as he was burnt out and experienced severe neurological symptoms of memory & poor speech and decided to begin day flying on the BAe 146 for Flybe. By then he was more like a vegetable but he still told no one as he needed his job.

The mystery ill health intensified until 2004/5 when he failed safe by walking off airliners as a BAe 146 Training Captain rather than risk his passengers’ lives as he was burnt out and unfit to fly.

In early 2006 he was tested along with 26 other BALPA Union pilots by University College London – all of whom (100%) had a cocktail of chemicals in their blood /fat including organophosphates and poor cognition.

On 22nd May 2006 JH made a formal Statement that he had been poisoned by organophosphate and other chemicals.

On 18th June 2007 he founded the Aerotoxic Association to help other survivors and the website www.aerotoxic.org continues to support others around the world with unsupported financial gain.

Their objectives of forcing airlines to filter ‘bleed air’, monitor the poisonous air and change to safer oil have been successful as Easyjet have been in a Paris criminal Court since 2016 and by the time of the 13th Annual Cabin Air conference in September 2019, it will be the first airline in the world to fit all of the known and available solutions, yet governments and regulators still claim ‘no positive evidence’.

Dossier written in 2014:

https://dossierphilipwhiteley.wordpress.com/?s=aerotoxic

John Hoyte Contact

Former BAe 146 Training Captain

john.hoyte@aerotoxic.org

Host – Chriselda Barretto

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Episode 1 – Introduction

Welcome to – The 3 Pillars Podcast!

Episode 1 – Introduction

This is the very first introduction episode for ‘The 3 Pillars’ Podcast.

Listen to the host Chriselda, share a little bit about herself and about what the podcast – The 3 Pillars, means. Find out what you can look forward to from the show.

Check out her blog: chriselda.blog

Contact her at:

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Link to her books:
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See you soon!