Doubled Melanoma Risk Found in Pilots, Cabin Crews

September 3, 2014 9:01 PM

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Becoming a pilot or airline hostess might seem like a glamorous job, but new research reveals that these professions could also double the risk of cancer.

Lead researcher Dr. Martina Sanlorenzo, of the University of California, San Francisco, and colleagues, conducted a meta-analysis that involved 19 studies that involved more than 266,000 participants. They found that people with any flight-based occupation were 2.21 times more likely to develop mela...

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