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NGOs from around the globe deliver “Challenge” to electronics industry on toxic chemicals

March 16th, 2015

March 16, 2015: NGO’s today delivered a formal challenge to the electronics industry to take action to stop the harm to workers and communities caused by hazardous chemicals used to manufacture electronic products.

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Samsung Apologizes To Semiconductor Workers Who Contracted Cancer, Promises Compensation

May 27th, 2014

Samsung took an unprecedented step on May 14, and publicly apologized to workers who developed cancers after working at Samsung semiconductor plants. Some of the workers have died from leukemia.

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New research shows CFLs and LED light bulbs have higher toxicity and resource depletion than incandescent bulbs

January 16th, 2013

January 15, 2013: CFLs have from three to 26 times higher resource depletion and toxicity potential than incandescents and LED bulbs have two to three times higher potential.

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Recyclers Stockpiling Millions of Pounds of Toxic Glass From CRT TVs and Monitors

November 15th, 2012

“…instead of actually sending the toxic leaded CRT glass to proper glass processors, they simply stored this glass on their property or other locations.”

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Apple Takes First Steps on Supply Chain Working Conditions

January 20th, 2012

Is this a significant step in improving the working conditions for the people that make Apple’s products?

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