Apple Plant Closed After Pesticide-Linked Illness

Hundreds of Foxconn workers hospitalized
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 27, 2010 3:29 AM CDT
Apple Plant Closed After Pesticide-Linked Illness
Visitors to a job fair walk past a Foxconn recruitment area.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Foxconn has closed a factory in India for at least a week after hundreds of workers were hospitalized. The company, which makes components for Apple and other electronics firms, says most of the 250 workers sent to local hospitals after experiencing "sensations of giddiness and nausea" were released soon afterward, Reuters reports. Foxconn says it believes the illnesses are related to the spraying of pesticides at the plant.
(Read more Foxconn stories.)

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