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Samsung Rises to Deny Allegations linked to Cancer Fears - TopNews United States

Electronics giant Samsung, world's top memory chips-maker rose to the endless allegations, relating to its workers at its semiconductor factories facing a high cancer risk, launching an attempt to quell health fears following employee illnesses and deaths.

As per Reuters, South Korea's Samsung has been a hard hit of the criticism by some social and civic groups to take responsibility for the deaths, which were reported until late 2000s and for which a government investigation was launched in 2007 and 2008.

Since then, it concluded to have not found any radiations leaks, the cancer cases were not the company's responsibility.

However, with reportedly 22 employees infected with leukemia or lymphoma, 10 of which have already died, Samsung discovered that it could no longer overlook the unceasingly surging pressure from outside and has initiated with its own review..

Now, the South Korean electronics giant is witnessed to undertake steps with an aim to reassure the public after a January lawsuit which is alleged to involve six people who developed leukemia and lymphoma they claim was caused by exposure to radiation and benzene, a carcinogen, in Samsung chip factories, out of which four of them have succumbed.

On Thursday, the company was reported to have summoned reporters to a chip plant south of Seoul in order to give a complete demonstration of its manufacturing process and emphasize its commitment to safety.

"We will do our best to improve the working environment and better communicate from now on", quoted, Choo Soo-in, President of the Memory Division at Samsung, not directly specifying what the cause of the diseases could be.



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