Many people want to become flight attendants, but foreign studies have found that the flight attendants have greater chances of cancer than ordinary people.
The United States Cable News Network reported that flight attendants are more likely to suffer from cancers such as uterine cancer, thyroid cancer, and cervical cancer.
Investigators believe that air traffic attendants are exposed to more carcinogens than the general public, such as oxidizers, jet fuel and ionizing radiation, and their irregular schedules make air traffic attendants more vulnerable to cancer even if they have healthy living habits. No smoking and no obesity, the chance of suffering from cancer is still higher than ordinary people.
Investigators also pointed out that although there is no evidence that those who regularly travel by air will also increase the risk of cancer, they logically will be affected by the equipment on board as well as the flight attendants.
In Europe, there are laws that limit and supervise the flight attendant’s exposure to ionizing radiation. Researchers criticize the United States for protecting the flight attendants. It is hoped that the research will prove the safety risks faced by the flight personnel.