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By Linda Gondo on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 9:39 am:
I only recently heard that there is exposure to solar radiation when flying which could be harmful to a fetus. This is apparantly quite "old news" although most people I have talked to know nothing about it. Is a return flight to Scotland from Tokyo something to worry about or am I being paranoid? I have been invited to a wedding in Scotland in August, and although I am not pregnant now, I hope to be. Also, flying in a solar storm increases exosure much more. Can they predict solar storms so that one can avoid flying then? Any comments greatly appreciated.
By Bethan Hutton on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 10:23 am:
I remember hearing about this a few years ago, but I seem to remember the report I read said that occasional travel as a passenger wouldn't amount to dangerous exposure, but if you were a frequently flying airline crew member you might possibly have cause for concern, though I don't think there have been any in-depth studies on the subject.
I certainly flew at least half a dozen times (short and long haul) during both my pregnancies and have two very healthy children, for what it's worth.
By Linda Gondo on Friday, January 21, 2005 - 2:40 pm:
Thanks Bethan for your input regarding solar radiation.