Pilots, flight crews face higher risk of skin cancer

September 3, 2014 10:32 PM

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Pilots, flight crews face higher risk of skin cancer

Airline pilots and flight crews may face as much as twice the risk of the type of skin cancer known as melanoma compared with the general population, according to a new analysis of existing research.

However, it's not clear whether exposure to the sun during flight time is responsible for the increased risk.

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