Airline pilots and melanoma risk

2014 Research

Airline pilots would appear to have double the risk of skin cancers including melanoma.

 



In January, a study published in the British Medical Journal started the concerns.

Now a study in the Journal of Phytochemistry and Photobiology showed that pilots on an Airbus A321 flight had UV-A exposure well higher than recommended maximum levels. In some cases the figures were 50 times higher than maxima.

Pilots have been recommended to wear sun visors and dark glasses and more research is planned. UV-A has known links to skin cancers.


 

 

2014 Research
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