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BOEING747400
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Flying Unsafe For Passengers?

Sat Oct 25, 2003 4:28 am

I've read reports about cabin crew & pilots having higher than average incidence of cancer due to radiation and sunlight in the skies. Does that also mean flying is risky for the passengers too? And what solutions can anyone think of to solve this health problem arising from flying aircrafts? Maybe a radiation-proof aircraft body (constructed of materials known to withstand radiation) and/or sunlight shields? Thanks for any information regarding this important topic!
 
Unique
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RE: Flying Unsafe For Passengers?

Sat Oct 25, 2003 5:43 am

Does that also mean flying is risky for the passengers too?

Obviously it's not as otherwise, millions of people would be suffering from cancer! Crew members fly a lot more than the ordinary passenger hence the risk for crew is unequally higher.

It's still unproven that there is a risk at all...
 
wbryce
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RE: Flying Unsafe For Passengers?

Sat Oct 25, 2003 5:56 am

only if this world was a risk free enviroment.

Damn, theres reports that your children are at health risk from certain container lids now.

Too many people are trying to wrap todays people in big cotton buds.
 
ahlfors
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RE: Flying Unsafe For Passengers?

Sat Oct 25, 2003 6:07 am

Life is a health risk. 5 out of 5 people die.
 
RickB
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RE: Flying Unsafe For Passengers?

Sat Oct 25, 2003 6:11 am

Depends on the sample too - we asked 5 pilots in a hospital having chemotherapy if they think flying was the cause of their cancer....

The 10 lawyers having chemotherapy wheren't asked since they didn't fit our chosen demographics...

 Wink/being sarcastic

RickB
 
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RE: Flying Unsafe For Passengers?

Sat Oct 25, 2003 6:38 am

I heard the best definition of good health...
Dying at the slowest possible rate.

I quess the real answer to your question depends upon who the pilot is.





[Edited 2003-10-24 23:39:31]
 
levg79
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RE: Flying Unsafe For Passengers?

Sun Oct 26, 2003 10:05 am

As they say, life is dangerous, it leads to death.

And another quote I just remembered, "A new study shows that all humans, not just smokers, will die!"
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