Great piece by Paul Jobin on the decades-long (legal) struggle of Taiwanese workers producing for US and later French television companies, who contracted cancer or other illnesses from exposure to toxic substances. The workers, mainly comprising women, were exposed to numerous chemical substances, including trichloroethylene and other carcinogens, without adequate protection and medical monitoring. The company, RCA, had deliberately concealed information about the pollution of the site, which was later found to have contaminated soil and groundwater. In October 2017, Taipei High Court confirmed the liability of all defendants, including General Electric, and recognised the causal link between exposure to the toxic substances and the most serious diseases such as cancer.
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