Daily Mail: Santa Claus Has Cancer
The Daily Mail wonders:
Can a change in solar activity increase the risk of cancer for frequent flyers to the U.S.?
Frequent flyers to China can breathe easy. Says the paper:
Dramatic changes in solar activity could raise the risk of cancerous damage to the cells of those on board planes flying over the Poles, claims professor of space environment physics Mike Lockwood.
Does a flight from London to New York go over the South or North Poles? And if it does, might the pilot be lost? Forget cancer – the polar bears and killer penguins want your blood. Unless you’re Santa Claus, in which case you need to see a doctor…fast! (And get Rudolph’s nose seen to – that boil looks nasty; it’s most likely cancerous.)
Says Professor Lockwood, who details his warning in the journal Geophysical Research Letters:
“I am not being alarmist.”