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Breast cancer risk among Finnish cabin attendants: a nested case-control study
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    • Katja Kojo, scientist
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      • Eero Pukkala, Anssi Auvinen

    Dear Editor,

    We thank Dr. Rafnsson[1] for valuable comments on our paper.[2] Rafnsson finds our policy implications surprising. In the light of present evidence, we do not find further measures justified for reducing radiation exposure among cabin crew. The justification for this view is the fact that exposure limits common for all radiation workers, also apply for the cabin crew. Dose monitoring indicates that the...

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    None declared.
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    Retrospective assessment of exposure

    Dear Editor,

    Kojo et al. [1] report their results on breast cancer risk among airline cabin attendants in a nested case-control study. Increased incidence of breast cancer has been repeatedly found among Finnish and other airline cabin attendants and that is the motive of the study. The results do not support the hypothesis that cosmic radiation exposure as measured in the study is strongly linked to the inductio...

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