Lead Exposure in the Workplace – Is This Really a Problem and Who is at Risk?

Occupational health issues are typically ignored by the vast majority of workers and businesses operating in developing countries, especially for those issues where exposure to toxins may take years to exhibit symptoms.  There are multiple reasons for this, including behavioural, cultural and socio-economic.  Regardless of the reason, the result is the same – workers are […]

Fakes and Worker Health and Safety – A Hidden Killer!

We are likely all aware of reports that off-spec, counterfeit and inferior quality medicines are being sold to developing countries (if not check out this article by Newton et al1 for a good overview of the problem).   We have also probably read reports of certain pesticides, which are not permitted for use in industrialized countries, […]