Flight attendant union thanks scientists for identifying job-related cancer risks (afacwa.org)

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA President Sara Nelson released the following statement on new research from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health that found U.S. Flight Attendants have a higher prevalence of every cancer they studied, especially breast cancer, melanoma, and non-melanoma skin cancer: “Flight Attendant health risks including radiation exposure, disruption to sleep […]

June 27, 2018

Skin Cancer Risk Is Higher For Flight Attendants and Pilots (time.com)

Flying increases exposure to UV rays that could cause melanoma Pilots and flight attendants are twice as likely to suffer from the skin cancer melanoma when compared to the general population, according to a new Journal of the American Medical Association study. Looking at data compiled from more than 260,000 people in 19 previous studies, […]

September 5, 2014