09 Jun '11, 12pm

Toxics in the ‘Clean Rooms’: Are Samsung Workers at Risk?

Toxics in the ‘Clean Rooms’: Are Samsung Workers at Risk? Workers groups in South Korea report an unusually high incidence of cancers and other serious diseases among employees at Samsung’s semiconductor and other electronics plants. While the company denies any link, the pattern of illnesses is disturbingly similar to that seen at semiconductor facilities in the U.S. and Europe. by elizabeth grossman To experts in health issues relating to high-tech electronics workers, the story emerging from Samsung’s manufacturing plants in South Korea is distressingly familiar: An unusually high incidence of leukemia, lymphoma, brain cancer, and other serious diseases appears to exist among relatively young people who have worked in Samsung’s semiconductor and other chemically-intensive manufacturing plants. While direct cause and effect are difficult to prove, the South Korea situati...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/feature/toxics_in_the_clean_rooms_ar...

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