STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

American Airlines Employees File Class Action Suit, Says New Uniforms Causing Health Ailments

CHICAGO –– Employees, including flight attendants and pilots, of American Airlines have filed a class action lawsuit against the airline and the manufacturer of their uniforms, saying that the clothes contain chemicals and are inducing a number of health ailments.

In the Aug. 24 class action lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the plaintiffs said that the uniforms are made of synthetic materials and have been found to contain cadmium, formaldehyde, and other harmful carcinogens.

“One conclusion that is clear … is the new uniforms are causing these health problems,” the suit ...

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