Study: Flight Attendants Have Higher Risk of All Cancers
Maybe the skies aren’t so friendly. A new Harvard study of over 5,300 U.S. cabin crew members showed they had a greater risk of a range of cancers compared to the general population. That includes a 50 percent higher risk of breast cancer and as much as a 300 percent higher risk for some skin cancers. The cause isn’t known, but the authors’ theories include exposure to high-altitude radiation and disrupted sleep, which has already spurred the Association of Flight Attendants to demand better regulations and working conditions.