Breaking News Bar
updated: 12/14/2012 7:37 AM

South Korea says Samsung chip plant caused cancer

hello
Success - Article sent! close
 
Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea -- A South Korean government agency says working at a Samsung Electronics factory caused the breast cancer of a worker who died earlier this year.

Korea Workers' Compensation and Welfare Service said Friday there was a considerable causal relationship between the woman's cancer and her five years of work at a Samsung semiconductor plant in South Korea.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

The agency under the labor ministry said she was exposed to organic solvents and radiation at Samsung. It reviewed records from other countries that showed night shifts are related to a higher chance of breast cancer and that exposure to hazards at a young age is more likely to cause cancer.

The woman worked for Samsung from 1995 to 2000. She died in March, aged 36, three years after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.