08/18/2011 09:28 am ET | Updated Oct 18, 2011

'Galactic Cosmic Rays' Threaten Fliers Health, Scientist Claims

A British solar scientist is warning long haul fliers that they may be subjected to cancer causing cell damage on flights near the poles due to an increasing number of solar energetic particles and galactic cosmic rays.

The alert, which sounds like something out of an early James Bond film, is based on shifts in solar weather

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