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Unclean bill of health

14.04.21: THE CHEMICAL giant IZF may be taken to the cleaners if 200 of its former employees win their landmark case, which began in the High Court today.

The plaintiffs, some of whom had worked in the dry-cleaning industry 30 years ago, claim that the chemicals used in their work have caused serious health problems and reduced their quality of life.

In a sign of the times, genetic research will provide vital evidence for the case. Claims for this type of industrial injury have been transformed by recent advances in ge