Researchers have recently found that there are radiation clouds that, if one were exposed to for long enough, could affect health. Data suggests that a flight across the U.S. is equivalent to getting one chest x-ray; doing so while flying through a radiation cloud would double that exposure.
The World Health Organization International Agency for Research on Cancer notes that ionizing radiation is a factor that causes cancer in humans.
Kent Tobiska, lead author of the study and President of Space Environment Technologies spoke with MailOnline detailing how much radiation you could be exposed to over travel.
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