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Global Post: Apple supply chain workers in Asia fall ill again

China – Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Editor’s note: This story is part of our series Silicon Sweatshops, an ongoing GlobalPost investigation into the supply chains that make some of your favorite electronic gadgets. In this latest installment, GlobalPost examines the fallout after a factory that supplies Apple and Nokia used the toxic solvent n-hexane in violation of local codes and without proper safety equipment.

BEIJING, China — Just weeks after Apple finally acknowledged their plight, the young Chinese workers made ill in 2009 by toxic chemical exposure at a touch screen supplier factory in eastern China have begun running out of options.

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28 October 2010

In March 2010, a SACOM research team went to investigate the massive poisoning case at United Win (China) Technology Ltd., a subsidiary of Wintek Corporation in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China.

In mid-2009, there were rumours about workers being poisoned. The poisoning cases [...]

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