Briefing Leaflet

Aircrews and Ionizing Radiation

Dec 11, 2019


Flying exposes crew members to ionizing and non-ionizing radiation. Ionizing radiation has the potential to result in cancer, cardiovascular disease, cataracts, or genetic defects in offspring. This Briefing Leaflet provides an overview of sources of ionizing radiation that affect flight crew, discusses radiation dose limits and provides recommendations for crew and operators on minimizing radiation exposure.