How China Is Screwing Over Its Poisoned Factory Workers

submitted by : @7rex / 2 years ago

category : China / tags : Technology, Jobs, Safety,

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LONG LI DIDN'T ask what was in it. All she knew was that she was supposed to use it to clean cell phone screens hundreds of them every hour. Fumes filled the air in the windowless room where she worked in a threestory factory outside the southeastern China city of Dongguan.

Long, the 18-year-old daughter of peasant farmers from Guizhou, was supposed to dip her rubber-gloved right index finger into the oil and then rub each screen for 10 to 20 seconds.



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