If you love to travel then odds are pretty high that you’ll be doing a good amount of flying to get to lots of destinations.
I never really thought about whether or not flying could be bad for you. The New York Post writes that, “flying might be slowly killing you“.
Besides making me really sleepy, I wouldn’t think that flying is actually bad for you but the Post points out various reasons why it might just be.
The article mentions health issues which might be caused from being exposed to “air contaminated by engine oil and other aircraft fluids — which is what you’re breathing in when you’re traveling on a plane“.
Health issues can be headaches, dizziness, breathing & vision problems, hearing loss, cardiovascular disease and more.
When we fly we’re 100 times more likely to catch a cold. I find this stat interesting. I can’t say that I recall catching colds from flying and I’d definitely say that I’ve done my fair share!
A 31 year-old flight attendant mentioned in the article left her job due to feeling physically and emotionally drained. She was “concerned about the recycled air she was breathing and was getting ear infections all the time“.
So what do you think- is flying slowly killing you?
Find out more from the New York Post here.