UK Airlines Face Legal Threat Over Air Quality

A group of 17 former and serving cabin crew are preparing to take legal action in the UK against British airlines claiming they were poisoned by contaminated air on-board aircraft, according to the BBC.

A group of 17 former and serving cabin crew are preparing to take legal action in the UK against British airlines claiming they were poisoned by contaminated air on-board aircraft, according to the BBC.

The legal claims, believed to be at an early stage, are backed by the Unite union which on Monday (June 8) called for a public enquiry and the monitoring of air quality on all flights.

In response, UK regulator the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said incidents of smoke or fumes on aircraft are rare and there is no evidence of long-term health effects.

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