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Airlines sued: Toxic air makes employees chronically ill

the Cabin staff and pilots are constantly exposed to toxic air in aircraft cabins, it is claimed that in an action by the british trade union Unite, according to several media outlets, among other Independent and TTG Media is behind. The action is directed against the british airlines EasyJet, British Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines, Jet2 and Virgin Atlantic.

the trade Union claim on behalf of a number of pilots and cabin crew, to the air in the flykabinerne has made them chronically ill, and at the same time, the trade union, that they have the 'ekspertbeviser' that prolonged exposure to the air in the passenger compartment or other røghændelser can give irreversible neurological damage and long-term illness.

They require that the aerospace industry is forced to use the more secure oil to lubricate jet engines, and having to mount filters in the flykabinerne, so the air becomes cleaner.

- the Aviation industry can not continue to dodge from the question of toxic kabineluft, while the staff on the planes are exposed to health and safety risks, says Howard Beckett, assistant secretary general for legal matters in the Unite, according to TTG Media. the

- we would never make
TTG Media has contacted the five airlines, which is the subject of the action.

- We would never operate an aircraft if we believed it posed a health or safety risk to our customers or our staff. Nothing of the substantial research conducted over many years by the quality of kabineluft have shown that exposure to kabineluft provides long-lasting ill health, says a spokesperson from British Airways, according to TTG.

Roughly the same answer provides a spokesperson from EasyJet.

EasyJet takes any concern raised by staff seriously, but aviation authorities and manufacturers the world over have looked at this problem and not found it proven that the long-term health problems arising on the basis of the quality of the air in the cabins, says he.

- sometimes called røghændelser occur. Research has shown that in some cases may cause some minor, acute symptoms, but there is no proof of any connection to long-term health effects, sounds on.

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