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Court: Chemicals caused Samsung chip worker's ovarian cancer

A South Korean court says exposure to carcinogens at a Samsung chip factory caused a worker's ovarian cancer

Court: Chemicals caused Samsung chip worker's ovarian cancer

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A South Korean court says exposure to carcinogens at a Samsung chip factory caused a worker's ovarian cancer.

The ruling is the first time a court in South Korea has linked ovarian cancer with chemicals that chip workers were exposed to.

The Seoul Administrative Court said Friday it sees a "significant causal relationship" between the disease and even a low level of toxic chemicals because the worker Lee Eun-joo was exposed to carcinogens over a long period.

Lee died in 2012 after battling the disease for more than a decade. She worked at a Samsung chip factory for six years.

The court ordered a government agency to compensate her family.


Updated : 2021-04-14 01:42 GMT+08:00