The attendants have complained that the outfits, which may be contaminated with a toxic chemical, have caused itching, hair loss and other unpleasant reactions.
a letter to the company’s president, union leaders representing Alaska
Airlines employees demanded that the uniforms are changed.
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Itchy: One Alaska Airlines attendant showed off his rashes, which are thought to be caused by the airline's new uniforms
Painful: 280 attendants have complained about the uniforms causing itching, hair loss and other adverse side affects
The Association of Flight Attendants
says that 280 flight stewards - roughly one in 10 of the total workforce
- have suffered from the side effects since the new uniforms were
introduced last year.