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Cosmic rays

#1 Post by tmrh22 » Mon May 22, 2017 12:18 pm

Hearing a lot of talk about radiation from frequent flying. Anyone from experience genuinely concerned for their health regarding this?
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Re: Cosmic rays

#2 Post by BE20 Driver » Mon May 22, 2017 10:59 pm

Yes. Starting to think about it now. Inquired over at the teal team a while back. Got a nice don't worry about it response from management.
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#3 Post by cgzro » Tue May 23, 2017 3:03 am

Insurance companies are good at avoiding risks, what do your personal health insurance policies say? Do they charge more for pilots? I thought they did not and that cancer etc. related incidents among pilots were no different than the general population.

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Re: Cosmic rays

#4 Post by altiplano » Tue May 23, 2017 6:42 am

We have a program that tracks it at AC.

The polar / high latitude flights are the worst for you, or of course when there is significant solar activity.

It seems like it's always ok... maybe a chest xray a month kind of amount...

A friend I know at another airline flying LH/ULH tells me they get restricted from more than a couple high latitude trips a month though...
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Re: Cosmic rays

#5 Post by Rudy » Tue May 23, 2017 7:15 am

What's the maximum allowable annual mSv dose for aircrew at AC?
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Re: Cosmic rays

#6 Post by cgzro » Tue May 23, 2017 9:20 am

I know some frequent fliers that do Toronto China twice a month or more.
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