Snippet from the article:
Hundreds of Alaska Airlines flight attendants say their uniform is making them ill. The Association of Flight Attendants â€“ which represents roughly 2,800 Alaska employees â€“ says the company’s recent uniform makeover has prompted itching, hair loss, and other adverse health reactions.
In a letter to the company’s president last month, the union says 280 â€“ or about 1 in 10 flight attendants â€“ developed issues after Alaska made the switch in 2011. It believes a contaminant, possibly Tributyl phosphate, may be embedded in some uniforms and is causing the problem. The union is asking the airline to make a change.
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The employee union believes a chemical in the uniforms has caused the sickness, but multiple labs have tested the uniforms and were unable to make a determination of the cause.
In any case, it sounds like the hair loss has subsided in most of those that were affected… so hopefully this was just a temporary issue.