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25 Sep 2012

Zheng Caixiong, China Daily

35 workers poisoned in Dongguan [China]

Thirty-five workers have been diagnosed with occupational N-hexane poisoning in…Dongguan, Guangdong province. All the victims come from the same electronic company…[O]ne of the victims…said those who were seriously ill could not walk and had to rely on wheelchairs…[A]nother worker, said all the victims worked in the same workshop that requires workers to use a chemical cleaning agent to clean the screens of mobile phones. "And we could smell the terrible odor while working," The workshops where workers were diagnosed with N-hexane poisoning were closed for further investigation…she said. [Official statistics] revealed the number of occupational disease patients has been on the rise since 2003…