Nausea. Dizziness. Vomiting. Such were the symptoms experienced last month by more than 1,200 employees of a yarn factory in the Chinese city of Jilin, according to a report in the New York Times.
But even as the workers flooded nearby emergency rooms, Chinese health officials quickly attempted to defuse concerns. While the stricken employees say their illness stemmed from toxic fumes from a nearby chemical plant, the officials maintained mass hysteria -- an outbreak of similar psychogenic...Full Story