Apr 062021
 

Here is another story about occupational disease.  This one from the States.  Akron, Ohio – the Rubber Capital of the World.

https://publicintegrity.org/health/unintended-consequences-rubber-industry-toxic-legacy-in-akron/

While this story isn’t new to many of us, it is becoming more common in that wider world.  This one links the  health of the workers to the health of the whole community.  It gives us pause to reflect on the cost of “progress”.

Here at home, the story of the Dryden paper mill construction project back in 2002 – 2004, that poisoned over 400 tradesmen.  When the project was being planned, an engineering solution to limit the exposure of the toxic gases was seen as too expensive because it would add another 1% to the overall budget.  I guess another 1% is too much for workers health?

Justice for workers