Lives Cut Short

About 90% of child laborers and residents living near tanneries in Bangladesh will die before age 50, according to a new WHO report.

Toxic chemicals used to process leather have permeated the air, streets and rivers, and employers do not provide protective equipment.
In 2015, MSF set up 4 clinics for 5,000 workers at tanneries and other factories—the first time the NGO has intervened outside war or natural disaster. Venkiteswaran Muralidhar of Sri Balaji Medical College says the facilities “are the most horrible conditions you can imagine. … I have never seen anything as bad as this.”
Source: The Guardian

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