Futuristic Airline Uniforms Making People Sick

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  • The most recent lawsuit filed by Delta employees is against Lands’ End, the manufacturer of the new Delta uniforms, alleging the uniforms trigger toxic reactions including hair loss, headaches, fatigue and skin burns
  • Delta uniforms are chemically treated to be self-deodorizing as well as stain-, static- and wrinkle-resistant
  • Harvard University scientists believe flight attendants may inadvertently be testing toxic chemical combinations
  • The textile industry is a major source of environmental pollution and water use; it drives a trend toward cheap, disposable clothing which clogs landfills
  • The industry will change when you vote with your pocketbook. Clothing can be a source of hazardous chemicals, and cheaply made items take a toll on both the environment and people

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