Welcome Canadians! Join the cohort today—the FA Health Study is recruiting flight attendants from across the U.S. and now Canada to take a quick survey about work and health history.We started in December ’13 and will collect data through 4/15/15. There’s still time to join! You have the chance to take part in an important venture that will help you, your coworkers, and generations of flight attendants to come know more about an understudied occupation. Researchers at Harvard School of Public Health conducted a landmark study in 2007 on this subject, and follow-up today is needed to understand trends in flight attendant health over time.
- Over 4,000 flight attendants participated in the first study. Help us exceed this number.
- The prevalence of respiratory disease amongst Flight Attendants was approximately three times that found in the general U.S. population.
- In addition, sleep disorders, fatigue, depression and heart disease were greatly increased in female Flight Attendants compared to the U.S. population.
- Release of the FAA Report (Coming Soon!)
- Read our presentation at the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology conference, Barcelona, Spain 2011