Daniel Dumalin MSc. Psy., clinical research psychologist and neurophysiologist

In 2018, during a study of a Belgian flight attendant at the Bruges-Ostend hospital, Daniel Dumalin identified deviations due to brain damage. This sparked his interest in the phenomenon of “Aerotoxic Syndrome.” He soon observed similarly striking brain damage in several other flight attendants.

In 2019, Dumalin initiated a study on brain damage resulting from exposure to toxic substances in and around aircraft. His research received extensive coverage in the Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws and during the Aircraft Cabin Air Conferences of 2019 and 2021. Flight crew, ground staff, and frequent flyers from around the world eagerly volunteered to participate in this study.

Unfortunately, due to a series of unforeseen circumstances, the research unexpectedly came to a halt at the end of 2019. Read Dumalin’s own explanation of the challenges he faced here.

After a long period of silence, Daniel recently (April 2024) decided to establish his own practice and continue this important research there. You can now sign up to participate in the study again. Fly Aware Foundation will (as in 2019) selflessly manage the scheduling of participants, allowing Daniel to focus on the research. We hope, of course, for a large number of sign-ups and that the publication of the final results will significantly contribute to the recognition of Aerotoxic Syndrome as an occupational disease.

For more information and to sign up for participation in the study, please send an email to info@flyaware.nl. Rest assured, all personal information will be treated with utmost confidentiality.

Prefer direct contact with Daniel Dumalin himself? That’s also possible, via a mail to AerotoxBrain@proximus.be.