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Most Comprehensive Study Yet: U.S. Air Force Fighter Pilots and Crews Have Higher Rates of Cancer

By B.N. Frank

In 2019, former U.S. Naval fighter pilots blamed high levels of radiation exposure for causing cancer and deaths among service members. Similar concerns about radiation exposure were expressed that year by the Air Force as well:

"At the heart of the Air Force study was a question of whether extended exposure in the cockpit to radiation may be linked to increased risk of prostate cancer.

"The study said 'pilots have greater environmental exposure to ultraviolet and ionizing radiation … (fighter pilots) have unique intra-cockpit exposures to non-ionizing radiation.'"

In 2020, American senators introduced a bill to study cancer risk among military pilots. Recently, a new study revealed cancer rates are higher among Air Force pilots and crew. Exposure to radiation and other environmental toxins are again being considered as factors....

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