(This is a message from researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health regarding the Harvard Flight Attendant Health Study. For any inquiries about the study, please reach out to the researchers directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Launched in 2007, the Flight Attendant Health Study aims to enhance knowledge that can lead to improved working conditions for flight crew members in both the U.S. and Internationally.
Flight Attendants represent a group of workers who have received limited attention in research. According to the study Flight Attendants are maybe exposed to various physical and psychosocial stressors, including cosmic ionizing radiation, higher ozone levels, stressful interactions with passengers, reduced oxygenation (hypoxia), potentially severe disruption to circadian rhythms, and other exposures.
On June 26, 2023, we commenced the fourth wave of the study, and it is crucial to have as many Flight Attendants as possible participating to accurately represent the characteristics and experiences of flight crews.
The primary goal of the study is to understand the prevalence of deleterious health conditions among current and retired U.S. and international flight crew members, particularly in light of the pandemic and its aftermath. The intent of the study is to address some of the stressors present in Flight Attendant work that contribute to early-onset illnesses and diseases.
We need your participation! Please take a few moments to complete the survey using the QR code provided or by visiting bit.ly/fahs, and kindly share this survey with your flying partners.