Radiation-associated tumor risk in aircrew in Germany - Implementation of a third follow-up (FLIPKO)


Airline crew is one of the occupational groups with the highest exposures to ionizing (cosmic) radiation. Since 1997, an ongoing cohort study examines occupation-related health risks of cockpit and cabin crew, in collaboration with national and international partners, with a focus on the identification of radiation-associated cancer risks. The third follow-up of the German cohort is currently being carried out in collaboration with the University of Bielefeld and the IMBEI at the Mainz University Medical Center. Results are expected in late 2016.

Funding period

Begin:   January 2014
End:   December 2017


  • German Social Accident Insurance Institution for Transport and Traffic


 Steffen Dreger


  • Prof. Maria Blettner (IMBEI, Universitätsmedizin Mainz)
  • Prof. Oliver Razum (Universität Bielefeld, Fakultät für Gesundheitswissenschaften)
  • Dipl. Biol. Schafft Thomas (Universität Bielefeld, Fakultät für Gesundheitswissenschaften)