Taking care of people and business – Risks groups
Statistically some pilots, cabin attendants and frequent flyers are receiving a larger than recommended annual dose of cosmic radiation.
- Frequent flyers that are likely to fly in high latitude, can receive annual doses of radiation greater than those received by radiation workers in the nuclear industry. Consequently they are more at risk from over-exposure to cosmic radiation. The dose of radiation at the cruising altitude of jetliners is between 200 and 400 times greater than at sea level.
- Pregnants. Cosmic radiation can cause damage to the genetic material of an unborn child. That is why medical experts recommend that women receive only a minimal dose of cosmic radiation during pregnancy. GlobaLog® has special customized procedures for early warnings to pregnant crew members or frequent flyers caring for the health and development of an unborn child.
- Flight crew members. The dose of radiation at the cruising altitude of jetliners is between 200 and 400 times greater than at sea level. Radiation doses received by pilots and flight attendants are often greater than those received by radiation workers in the heavily regulated nuclear industry. Medical research has documented a significant correlation between overexposure to cosmic radiation and certain types of cancer – including breast and skin cancer.