Unilever Workers in India Exposed to Mercury !
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In March 2001, Unilever's thermometer factory in Kodaikanal, India,
was exposed for illegally dumping toxic mercury wastes in a scrap
yard adjacent to a school in a sensitive watershed forest behind
the factory building. Workers and former employees are outraged at
the callousness of Unilever for keeping them in the dark about the
toxic nature of
mercury - a substance that was handled casually in the workplace.
Unilever's workers have demanded their health records from the
company in preparation for an independent assessment of potential
health effects from their workplace exposure to mercury. They have
also demanded meaningful financial compensation for closure of the
factory and a long-term plan for health monitoring and remediation.
The company has ignored both demands. Instead, Unilever has
relocated production more than 1000 miles away.
Send a free fax today demanding that Unilever fairly address the
workers' concerns. You can also read more background on the issue: