Cancer incidence in airline cabin crew
E A Whelan
Evidence that flight crew are at increased risk for certain types of cancer is growing although epidemiological evidence remains inconclusive.
Conclusion: The evidence that flight crew are at increased risk for certain types of cancer is growing and current concerns about
potential hazards in this occupation are not without basis. However, thus far, the epidemiological evidence remains inconclusive due to limitations in exposure assessment, sample size, and characterization of confounders. The studies from the European Union and the USA will move us further towards understanding the nature of the risks involved for workers in this unique occupation.
Occup Environ Med 2003;60:805–806