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9.14.23 – Harvard University Flight Attendant Health Study Extended Through Tomorrow

Harvard University Flight Attendant Health Study Extended Through Tomorrow

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Established in 1997 following a 1991 class action lawsuit brought by non-smoking Flight Attendants against the tobacco industry, the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (FAMRI) funds research to study, understand, and diagnose conditions related to Flight Attendant health. The Harvard University Flight Attendant Health Study began in 2007 and is the most extensive study of flight crew well-being.

Led by Eileen McNally, instructor in the department of environmental health, Harvard Chan School is conducting a follow-up study to its landmark 2007 study to understand trends in Flight Attendant health over time that can lead toward treating chronic and acute disorders. The first study investigated more than four thousand Flight Attendants and found the prevalence of respiratory disease, heart disease, fatigue, depression, and sleep disorders were significantly increased compared to the U.S. population.

The research group requests current and retired Flight Attendants to participate in this fourth survey to represent our profession accurately. The goal is to understand the prevalence of health conditions in current and retired U.S. and international flight crew and the relationship with working conditions – especially in light of the pandemic and its aftermath – to solve some of the stressors in flight attendant work that lead to early-onset illness and disease.

Health Study Survey Closes Tomorrow, September 15, 2023!

Click Here to Take the Survey Now!

In Solidarity,

Cathy Sharp
APFA National Health Chair

[email protected]

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