Poison case puts Polman’s green boasts on the line – The Sunday Times

Every day Daisy Varghese is haunted by the thought that her former job in a factory may have killed her six-year-old son.

Between 1996 and 1999, Varghese, now 35, was a contractor at a mercury thermometer factory run by what is now Hindustan Unilever — a company majority-owned by Unilever, the FTSE 100 consumer goods giant.

She worked in a section close to the factory’s toxic “mercury” area, and claims she was given a coat but no cap, facemask or gloves.