Astrasol cancer case unprecedented despite low pay-outs

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Government and Latsia shoe factory were found responsible for creating a cancer cluster

 

By Elias Hazou

The verdict in the case of Astrasol, the shoe sole manufacturers sued for their toxic gas emissions, may be the only case globally where a court accepted that the substance Dichloromethane (DCM) is demonstrably a cancer hazard. But whereas the plaintiffs may have felt some satisfaction from this recognition, the amounts awarded in compensation left a lot to be desired as many of the victims continue to need expensive cancer...


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Astrasol cancer case unprecedented despite low pay-outs


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