• Workers in many leather tanneries in the Hazaribagh neighborhood of Dhaka, the Bangladesh capital, including children as young as 11, become ill because of exposure to hazardous chemicals and are injured in horrific workplace accidents. The tanneries, which export hundreds of millions of dollars in leather for luxury goods throughout the world, spew pollutants into surrounding communities.

Reports

  • Burst Pipes, Contaminated Wells, and Open Defecation in Zimbabwe’s Capital
  • The Health Repercussions of Bangladesh’s Hazaribagh Leather
  • Child Labor, Mercury, and Artisanal Gold Mining in Mali

Environment and Health