Review: Repeated UV exposure may raise melanoma risk for flight crews
Repeated, long-term exposure to ultraviolet radiation may put airline crews at higher risk for melanoma, according to a study in JAMA Dermatology. The researchers analyzed 19 previous studies involving more than 250,000 people and found twice the rate of melanoma in pilots and flight crews as in the general population. Flight crews and frequent airline passengers should get skin exams regularly and protect their skin, the researchers said. Reuters
(9/3), National Public Radio/Shots blog
Study finds high skin cancer risk, low awareness among troops
A study presented at the recent World Congress on Cancers of the Skin found that military personnel are at higher risk for skin cancer than the general population due in part to deployment locations, but only 22% of service members polled said they were "very aware" of the risk. Moreover, nearly a third of those polled by the Skin Cancer Foundation said they have no access to sunscreen, and 62% said they had experienced a sunburn while deployed abroad. Modern Medicine/Dermatology Times
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