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.
“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.”