An aerial view of the Alusuisse-Lonza company in Visp, Switzerland, taken 1997. File photo: AP

Swiss biotech group Lonza admits 250 employees suffered mercury poisoning decades after they were sickened

Mercury, once commonly found in medical thermometers, attacks the nervous system and can result in severe, lifelong disability

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An aerial view of the Alusuisse-Lonza company in Visp, Switzerland, taken 1997. File photo: AP
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