Dr. Gerard Hageman

Neurologist (retired) in Medisch Spectrum Twente Hospital MST Dr. G. (Gerard) Hageman has been connected to Medisch Spectrum Twente Hospital (MST) as a neurologist for 32 years. He did a lot of research and published several study results. Dr. Hagemna was one of the few medical specialists who took the complaints of the victims of […]

A future with less toxic oils?

Strict requirements for oil… In the past decennia, a lot has been written about the lubricating oil used in jet engines. In our short article Oils for Jet Engines we also highlighted on this topic. Super oil for jet engines Jet engine oil is not an “ordinary” oil, like the oil used in your car’s […]

Prof. Dr. -Ing. Dieter Scholz, MSME

Professor at HAW Hamburg Prof. Dieter Scholz is a professor at the Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften (HAW) in Hamburg, where he gives lectures, among other subjects, in the field of aircraft systems. Over the last years, Prof. Scholz has also done a lot of research into air quality and the causes of air contamination in […]

Ruling Central Court of Appeal

Subtle recognition of  Aerotoxic Syndrome by Central Court of Appeal   Incapacitated for work One of the many victims of Aerotoxic Syndrome is Evelyn van den Heuvel.Evelyn used to work 100% (= 40 hours per week) as a flight attendant for Dutch airline company KLM. In 2013, Evelyn went on sick leave for numerous physical […]

Is it really safe to fly in Corona times?

We still hear every day how important it is to keep a minimum distance of 1.5 meters on the terrace, in the restaurant and in the store. Don’t forget to wear your (homemade!) Face mask on public transport, that’s the motto, because you might not always be able to keep that distance there. It is […]

Aerotoxic Syndrome and the Coronavirus

Reporting on Coronavirus The spreading of the Coronavirus is increasingly accompanied by disturbing reports. On top of that, some of the reported complications add a whole new dimension to the Aerotoxic Syndrome.  In an article on April 1 2020, the New York Times described a number of serious neurological health issues as a result of the Coronavirus. […]

Coronavirus in Aircraft

Last week our partner Stichting Ikaros published a short article written by Michel F.A. Mulder MD. In his article, he discusses the possible spreading of the Coronavirus on board of aircraft, and expresses his doubts over the aviation industry claiming the air on board to be totally safe in this respect. Coronavirus in airplanes Based […]

Pregnancy and Flying

Exposure to chemicals Exposure to chemicals during pregnancy can have drastically different results from person to person; some people may have no negative effects, others may have babies with congenital birth defects, and others may miscarry or suffer a stillbirth or neonatal death. In addition to maternal exposure, a father’s exposure to some chemicals may […]

Neurological Disorders

As a result of flying, a great variety of health symptoms can occur. It often starts with: Extreme fatigue Headaches Neurological disorders Other related symptoms are: Loss of memory Loss of concentration Muscle weakness Tremors Blurred vision Nausea Vertigo Dizziness Tinnitus Coughing Sore throat Diarrhoea Irritated eyes Cold hands and cold feet Lack of reactive […]

Carbon Monoxide in the Cabin

Emergence of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Burning Hydrocarbon Compounds (like oil, gasoline or kerosene), will result in Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and Water (H2O) as end products, on condition that sufficient Oxygen (O2) is present for a complete combustion. When however a lack of Oxygen occurs, this will result in an incomplete combustion. Under these conditions Carbon […]