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Stone wash jeans and Silicosis

Stone Wash Jeans and Silicosis

2010/1/26

France 24: Globalisation: When fashion kills)

Turkey is one of the main producers of jeans. With the current demand for stone-washed jeans, factories hire thousands of workers to manually sandblast the denim to lower the cost. However, little care is taken to make sure that workers wear protective gear or face masks. As a result, many workers suffer from silicosis.

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Tannery, Polluted River and Health

Tannery, Polluted River and Health

 

 

the Ecologist : Hell for Leather: the toxic trade in leather from Bangladesh to EU)

Buriganga River runs through the heart of Dhaka, Bangladesh. 240 million dollars worth of leather is exported from Bangladesh each year. Much of it is sent to Europe, which is made into bags, belts and shoes for high street shops. However, tanneries in Dhaka  supply much of those leather are killing the river and poisoning people live and work nearby.

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