Considering that the fight is ongoing and strong with the many crew and passengers still being severely affected after taking a flight, this conference gives us another incredible shot at trying to work towards finding an effective solution.
Thanks to Tristan Loraine, his efficient team and the +30 speakers that made this event a thorough success.
It has definitely motivated all of us and given me the fuel to launch the follow-up to my Podcast series “The 3 Pillars” – Aviation. Stay tuned for more information on Aerotoxic Syndrome and positive ways moving forwards…
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,
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.
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…