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Commercial flight crews show higher cancer rates: study
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Flight crews have higher than average rates of certain cancers, according to a study of more than 5,000 US-based flight attendants. "We report a higher lifetime prevalence of breast, melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers among flight crews relative to the general population," said Irina Mordukhovich, a researcher at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and co-author of a study published Tuesday in the journal Environmental Health. Out of 5,366 flight attendants who took part in the study, just over 15 percent reported ever having been diagnosed with cancer. read more


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