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Defence report looks at health risks of jet fuels

The federal Department of Defence has published the results of research investigating the effects of jet fuels and solvents on air force maintenance crews.

The report was made public on 30 April by Air Force chief, Air Marshall Geoff Brown, who stressed the importance of providing “the most up-to-date health information to our current and former workforce” on the health risks of occupational exposure to jet fuel.

The four-year $3 million study was conducted by the Mater Medical Research Institute in Brisbane, led by biochemical diseases expert Frank Bowling. The investigation was ordered following a federal parliamentary inquiry into occupational health risks relating to staff working on F-111 fighter jets. 

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