Using Taiwan as an example, this paper conducts a historical analysis of the relationship between economic development in the new international division of labor and environmental pollution and industrial workers'health.
Three industries-asbestos, plastics and dye-were chosen for case studies.
We trace the emergence of each industry in Taiwan and study each industry's protection of workers'health and environmental quality.
Under the new international division of labor, the state's prioritization of economic development leads to lenient regulation.
Under such state policies, employers have few incentives to invest in the protection of their workers'health and in the control of environmental pollution.
Workers and the public are constrained in their efforts to protect their own health and prevent environmental pollution.
This situation is exemplified by the deplorable working conditions and inadequate environmental pollution controls in the asbestos, plastic, and dye industries.
Workers'health and the public's health are greatly compromised by economic development in the new international division of labor.
Mots-clés Pascal : Industrie, Amiante, Pétrochimie, Teinturerie, Travailleur, Santé, Toxicité, Pollution, Evolution, Homme, Santé et environnement, Taiwan, Asie, Médecine travail
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Industry, Asbestos, Petrochemistry, Dye works, Worker, Health, Toxicity, Pollution, Evolution, Human, Health and environment, Taiwan, Asia, Occupational medicine
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Code Inist : 002B30B04. Création : 03/02/1998.