[ RadSafe ] Fwd: Pilots UV-A radiation exposure

Hans J Wiegert hjwiegert at gmail.com
Sat Dec 20 18:18:22 CST 2014

For what it's worth.

I am not so sure about this. During my career I traveled almost 3 million
miles on various airlines with my seating preference being a window seat.
Never noticed anything like this. As a side note, on almost all of those
trips I carried a film badge on me and in recent years the Landauer Luxel
OSL badge.  The badges never showed any significant radiation exposure.

Best Regards,


*Retirement is, when the only day you have to set your alarm clock is
Sunday - so you are not late for church!*

On Thu, Dec 18, 2014 at 2:19 PM, Chris Alston <achris1999 at gmail.com> wrote:
> This is easy to believe.  I, as a passenger, have gotten a pretty good
> tan, mostly on one side of my face, on just one trip from Seattle to
> San Diego.  Fortunately, I had a window seat on the other side of the
> aircraft (DC-9 family, for whatever it is worth) on the northward
> return flight, to "touch up" the other side of my face, else I would
> have looked like that arch-criminal in the Batman comics.
> Cheers
> cja
> On Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 8:36 PM, ROY HERREN <royherren2005 at yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> > Hopefully the following isn't too "off topic", given that the article is
> dealing with UV-A radiation.
> >
> http://media.jamanetwork.com/news-item/airline-pilots-can-be-exposed-to-cockpit-radiation-similar-to-tanning-beds/
> > Airline Pilots Can Be Exposed to Cockpit Radiation Similar to Tanning
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