Aircrew Dosimetry Service

Ionizing Radiation and Radioactivity

Safety for aircrew

Cosmic rays as a risk

Humans on board of modern aircraft are significantly stronger exposed to cosmic radiation than on the Earth. Depending on flight altitudes and flight routes, pilots and flight attendants can obtain as high radiation doses as those who work with radioactive sources in medicine or industry.

Aircraft operators have therefore to meet specific regulatory requirements with respect to their flight crew.

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