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A Toxics-Free Future

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Adverse health effects caused by toxic chemicals

The American Public Health Association (APHA), the world's oldest public health organization, today called on the global electronics' industry, public health officials and international agencies to step up efforts to protect workers and communities, citing well documented adverse health effects caused by many toxic chemicals used in the manufacture of electronic and electrical products worldwide. The resolution endorsed three key strategies: right to know; prevention through design; and health surveillance.

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