Flight attendant shares the ‘hidden’ danger on planes that few know about
- Ex flight attendant reveals UV danger on planes
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An ex-flight attendant has revealed a hidden danger on planes that could be dong serious damage to your skin.
Kayla was a flight attendant for five years and said she ‘religiously’ wears sunscreen on board as the UV levels in the sky are dangerously high.
The former air hostess said she always makes sure to apply an Australian-brand sunscreen as well as a toner to keep the skin fresh and hydrated.
‘There’s a hidden danger on flights that I think most people don’t think about and it’s UV,’ Kayla said in a TikTok clip.
‘The UV up there is so incredibly high so I am religious with putting on sunscreen before a flight and during.’
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Kayla (pictured) was a flight attendant for five years and said she ‘religiously’ wears sunscreen on board as the UV levels in the sky are dangerously high
Research has shown pilots and cabin crew are twice as likely to develop a melanoma compared to the general population according to the Cancer Council.
The study looked into the increased likelihood of melanoma in pilots and cabin crew and compared the amount of UV radiation in airplane cockpits to those in tanning beds.
It found plastic windows, like those found on commercial planes, block UVB rays, the ones that cause sunburn, but have no effect on the transmission of damaging UVA radiation.
The occasional exposure to UVA radiation won’t cause much harm to those who travel infrequently however those who fly regularly were advised to apply sunscreen every two hours while in the air.
However the Cancer Council have previously dismissed the claims extra sun protection is needed on commercial aircrafts.
Kayla is extra cautious when it comes to UV damage from air travel and said she always packs and applies Eco Tna’s Natural SPF 30 sunscreen when flying.
Research has shown pilots and cabin crew are twice as likely to develop a melanoma compared to the general population according to the Cancer Council (stock image)
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‘It’s Aussie which means the UV protection is actually amazing compared to some countries, if you buy sunscreen over there it just does not work the same,’ she said.
She also uses the brand’s Super Fruit Toner face mist spray which she described as a ‘godsend’ for skin hydration.
‘Especially on your hands and face this is your reminder: sunscreen,’ the frequent flyer said.
Kayla’s clip was viewed almost 50,000 times and had hundreds in the comments shocked.
‘Omg this never even occurred to me!! Will be slip slop slapping from now on,’ one viewer said.
‘Also why I pull the shade down no matter how long the flight,’ another added.
‘Huh, so that’s how I keep getting mystery sunburns on travel days,’ a third wrote.
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