Low standards in Asia’s hitech industry

Every day thousands of workers in Asia are exposed to dangerous chemicals without the required protection while making computers and other hitech equipment, a new report has found. ‘Winds of change’, produce for ElectronicWatch and which involved fieldwork in South Korea, noted that the chemicals used included benzene, a heavily restricted and potent human carcinogen.

Electronics Watch news release and full report, Winds of change: public procurement’s potential for improving conditions in the ICT industry. Green America blog. Risks 680.

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