Duas em uma: Asssédio sexual na indústria do entretenimento e sentença judicial sobre exposição a nanopartículas

Duas em uma: em inglês.

1. Asssédio sexual na indústria do entretenimento.

2. Primeira sentença na Europa sobre exposição a nanopartículas

Harassment in the entertainment industry
The results of the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) survey into sexual harassment in the theatre industry have been released and the findings are shocking. MEAA is now working collaboratively with the whole industry to make change.

At least 40 per cent of 1124 people who took part in the MEAA survey had experienced sexual harassment – ranging from suggestive comments or jokes, unnecessary or unwelcome physical familiarity, receiving intrusive questions about their private life, and staring or leering – and a similar amount have witnessed it.

But 53 per cent of victims and 60 per cent of witnesses said they had never reported sexual harassment, criminal misconduct or bullying for reasons ranging from worries about professional repercussions, a belief that they did not think anything could be done, fears that reporting would worsen the situation, or hope that it would resolve itself.

MEAA conducted the survey of workers in the live performance sector, before stories began emerging from the United States about high-profile case of sexual harassment and assault in the entertainment and media industries.

MEAA equity director, Zoe Angus said "This is a unique moment in history... The revelations of sexual harassment in our industry have been sickening, but the rise of the #metoo movement has been inspiring. We now have an opportunity to work together to solve this problem. We hope this will be the start of a collaborative effort to create change."
Read more: New collaborative approach to overcome culture of fear over sexual harassment in theatre MEAA Media release

Spanish court rules on exposure to nanoparticles
A judge in Spain has handed down a decision that a worker who had had a kidney transplant was especially sensitive to nanoparticles, neurotoxins or mutagens, or ionising radiation, and should not be exposed to them.

This unprecedented ruling is based on the precautionary principle, is in line with the union view of potential hazards, and disagrees with the 'no data, no problem' arguments by some in industry. The judge commented that there are not enough data on the effects of nanoparticles currently on renal function, since their potential toxicity - which is not disputed - cannot be measured scientifically even today, and there have been insufficient studies.  Read more: (In Spanish) Primera sentencia en Europa sobre exposición a nanopartículas

And a recently available Guideline from the World Health Organization: Protecting Workers from Potential Risks of Manufactured Nanomaterials [pdf].

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