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UN Expert: Exposure to Toxic Chemicals is a Form of Worker Exploitation

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Exposing workers to hazardous chemicals is a global health challenge that “can and should be” considered a form of exploitation, a United Nations expert warned earlier this month. Speaking to the 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Sept. 12,  Baskut Tuncak, UN Special Rapporteur on hazardous substances and wastes, stressed…

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