Mystery of the cancer cluster killing Chinese workers at factory that makes new iPhon

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  1. steve knight macrumors 68020

    steve knight

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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...eukaemia-falling-sick-plant-recent-years.html
     
  2. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    Sounds like Apple needs to implement more robotics to keep this from happening.

    If they can shrink their human labor work force by 50% and use robotics the odds of people being over worked, and sick and suicidal should decrease dramatically.
     
  3. vrDrew macrumors 65816

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    The Foxconn facility in Shenzhen employees more than 230,000 workers. And since iPhone production started in 2007, five employees have succumbed to leukemia.

    The Age-Standardized fatality rate from leukemia is approximately 3 per 100,000 annually throughout the developed world. (This means that out of a random population of 100,000 humans, annually three of them will die of leukemia. Its a nasty disease.) Suggesting that, if anything, working at the iPhone factory makes you less likely to die of leukemia.

    Lessons:

    Learn how to understand statistics.

    Don't believe anything published in the Daily Mail.co.uk website.
     
  4. steve knight thread starter macrumors 68020

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    not saying it is fact. who knows interesting though.
     

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