There are five different types of cancer suspected to be related to radioactive exposure:
- Malignant Melanoma (skin cancer): A study among British Airways pilots showed an increased incidence of Malignant Melanoma (Skin cancer) by a factor of six.
- Blood cancer: A Canadian study among 2740 Air Canada pilots reported in the American Journal of Epidemiology showed an increased incidence of Myeloid Leukemia (Blood cancer) by a factor of four, and of Astrocytoma (brain tumor/cancer) by a factor of two compared to the general population.
- Leukemia: Four times the normal rate. From the experience in Hiroshima and Nakasaki it has been proved that this type of cancer is related to radioactive radiation.
- Prostate cancer: There are speculations of whether this type of cancer may be caused by electromagnetic radiation from cockpit instruments and weather radar. But it is a fact that the above mentioned studies revealed a significantly higher incidence of prostate cancer.
- Breast cancer: A Scandinavian study showed an increased incidence of breast cancer among female flight attendants. A similar Californian study showed a 30% higher incidence of breast cancer. The latest study reveals disturbing news: Female cabin attendants who have flown for more than five years have an incidence 400% higher than cabin attendants who have flown less than five years.
“GlobaLog® is an excellent product that
delivers on it’s promise. We are about to
commence trans-Atlantic flights and
expect GlobaLog® will also play a role in
optimizing flight rostering. I know many of
our pilots also make good use of the
GlobaLog® electronic logbook.”
“It’s a source of great comfort for our
pilots and cabin crewmembers knowing
their exposure to cosmic radiation is
calculated and accounted for on an
individual basis. GlobaLog® also enables
our pilots to keep their logbook when
most convenient for them.”
“GlobaLog® does everything it says and
more. Setting up the data channel was
easy and the level of service is good. My
colleagues and I are convinced GlobaLog®
provides the most accurate picture of how
much cosmic radiation our pilots and
cabin crew are exposed to.”
“GlobaLog® has made it easy to provide
our pilots and cabin crew members with a
personal cosmic radiation account.
GlobaLog® has helped increase
understanding of cosmic radiation among
aircrews and thus helped us fulfill our
legal obligation to inform them about the
health risks involved.”
GlobaLog® – as seen by the airlines in the words of our customers
“We are very pleased with GlobaLog®. The
system makes it easy to comply fully with
EU directives and national regulations.
GlobaLog® also enables us to pursue a
health & safety strategy of ensuring the
cosmic radiation load is shared equally
among those of our pilots exceeding 1.0
“We are well aware that the EU directive
on cosmic radiation monitoring is
currently not being enforced to the letter.
It’s a comfort factor knowing that with
GlobaLog® we are fully prepared for when
that day comes and will not have to rush
to implement technology for keeping
individual radiation accounts.”