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Rape on the Night Shift

Hell of a job

In Reveal’s July episode, we examine the hidden problem of sexual assault of female janitors on the night shift; explore the legacy of toxic chemicals used in electronics manufacturing, both here and in Asia; and take to the fields to explore why it was so hard to ban a tool that was injuring agricultural workers.

Jul 4, 2015
Worked Over

Toxic tech in America

In 1975, when she was 18, Yvette Flores got a job assembling parts for some of the first supermarket checkout scanners. It took 30 years before she connected her daily chemical exposure at the Silicon Valley manufacturing plant to her son’s severe disabilities.

Jul 4, 2015

When politics mix with science

Lawmakers and industry groups opposed to new regulations on toxic chemicals have found a way to keep the EPA mum. The Center for Public Integrity has uncovered a strategy that has been remarkably successful for those guarding their own interests at the risk of public health.

Jan 22, 2015