Chemical Challenge Gap Analysis: Electronics industry standards fall short of protecting the health and safety of electronics workers — Goodelectronics
November 12, 2016 in Latest News
San Jose, November 11, 2016 — This week the GoodElectronics Network and the International Campaign for Responsible Technology (IRCT) launched the online Chemical Challenge Gap Analysis, showing just how far the manufacturing standards developed by the electronics industry fall short of expectations set by experts in occupational health and safety as well as civil society organizations. Alejandro Gonzales from GoodElectronics: “We call on the electronics industry to proactively reduce and eliminate human rights violations associated with the use of process chemicals in the manufacturing of electronics products and components.”Deaths and diseases by chemical poisoningExposure to toxic substances causing chemical poisoning linked to increased rates of cancer, reproductive damage, birth defects and other serious illnesses, is increasing for workers on the electronics assembly lines. Companies responsible do not want to be transparent about disclosing the chemicals and toxins their electronics workers are exposed to on the job.