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American Air Pilots Say Uniforms Are Making Them Ill Too

  • Union says symptoms are similar to those of flight attendants
  • Workers have been offered clothing options, carrier says
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American Airlines pilots will be surveyed about reactions to the carrier’s new uniforms after about 100 reported rashes, itching and other symptoms similar to those experienced by hundreds of flight attendants.

Some aviators said recently they had red, swollen eyes and a general ill feeling even though they had been wearing the new clothing since September, according to Dennis Tajer, an Allied Pilots Association spokesman. The union plans to ask members later this week for feedback on reactions and advise them on what steps to take in response, he said Wednesday.