Being so high in the atmosphere does expose you to more radiation than being on the ground. Every time you have flown your ovaries have been exposed to extra radiation for your whole life. Is it significant enough to cause a problem? I don't know. The pilots and pilots unions would know. They threw quite a fit about being x-rayed multiple times in a day in addition to the flight exposer by TSA. I bet they have some research complied somewhere.
at 10:38 AM on Feb. 23, 2011