Monday, 27 June 2011

Cabin crew more at risk from AIDS and air accidents than cancer, says study

From Lifestyle Reviews – a 2002 study shows that cabin crew studied in Germany between 1960 and 1997 died more frequently from accidents and from acquired immunodeficiency syndrome than from many types of lung cancer and that 'occupational hazards  seem not to contribute strongly to the mortality of airline cabin attendants'. Lung cancer incidence was low, even though exposure to SHS occurred commonly in aircraft until the mid-1990s.

Male and female data shown.

Aeroplanes are fertile environments for cross-infection.Thoroughly ventilating aircraft is imperative for maintaining air quality – smoke, as anywhere, constitutes a minor pollutant.

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