TORONTO, Oct. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - The Air Canada Component of the Canadian
Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is inviting its members, air travellers and
concerned citizens to the North American premiere of "Welcome Aboard Toxic
Airlines," a ground-breaking documentary on aircraft contaminated air. The
event will take place on Sunday, October 26, 2008 at 1 p.m., at the Planet in
Focus International Environmental Film & Video Festival in Toronto.
The film tells the story of what some airline crews call the biggest
cover up in aviation history. Passengers and crews have been breathing
unfiltered air taken directly from aircraft engines for nearly 50 years, this
despite the fact that the air is believed to be contaminated with engine oil
containing neurotoxins, carcinogens and other hazardous chemicals.
"This is a very powerful documentary, which addresses serious concerns
about the health and safety of airline crews and passengers. CUPE is studying
the issue and developing information for its members and health and safety
representatives," said Brian Buchanan, flight attendant and health and safety
representative with CUPE 4090.
WHAT: North American premiere of documentary film
"Welcome Aboard Toxic Airlines"
WHO: Brian Buchanan, health and safety chair, CUPE 4090
(Air Canada Halifax flight attendants) will be present and
available for comments
WHEN: Sunday, October 26, 2008 at 1 p.m.
WHERE: Planet in Focus International Environmental Film & Video
Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen's Park
For further information:
For further information: Humberto da Silva, CUPE National
Representative, (416) 839-9550; Sébastien Goulet, CUPE Communications, (613)