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Bill Would Study Aviation Community’s Cancer Links

April 20, 2022

From the National Guard Association of the United States website

A groundbreaking Air Force study released last year determined fighter pilots and air crews were far more likely to be diagnosed with certain cancers than other airmen.

Legislation introduced last week by an Air Force Reserve fighter pilot seeks to determine if the risk extends to those who fuel, arm and maintain warplanes.

The Aviator Cancer Examination Study Act (H.R.7524), introduced by Rep. August Pfluger, R-Texas, would require the Department of Veterans Affairs to identify the cancer incidence in the entire aviation community, what toxins they faced and whether a link exists between their illnesses.

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