Fortune | Flight Attendants Have a Higher Risk of Certain Types of Cancers. Here Are a Few Possible Reasons Why

A study by a group of researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that flight attendants are at a higher risk of getting cancer than the general population.

The study, published in the journal Environmental Health today, used data from the Harvard Flight Attendant Health Study and found that the group had a higher incidence of every kind of cancer they looked at. Flight attendants’ risk of breast cancer, melanoma, and non-melanoma skin cancer was particularly elevated, but the researchers also found a higher prevalence of uterine, cervical, gastrointestinal, thyroid cancers in the group.

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