A Tannery Worker Poisoned by Toxic Chemicals (Extra Scene from “Toxic Tanneries”)

Bangladesh’s leather industry is worth a billion dollars a year, but that value comes at a significant human cost to the many workers employed in the country’s leather tanneries. The process of tanning leather hides is highly toxic. Workers face appalling conditions and are exposed to dangerous chemicals that also pollute surrounding waterways. VICE News traveled to Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital, and visited the tannery district in the city’s Hazaribagh neighborhood — ranked by international research organizations as one of the most polluted places on Earth — to investigate the conditions in which workers produce leather that is exported and sold all over the world. In this extra scene, VICE News correspondent Tania Rashid meets 17-year-old tannery worker Mohammad Rahman, who has developed a series of health problems from working in the leather industry his whole working life. Without adequate safety equipment provided by his employer, daily exposure to the chemicals used when treating raw leather hides have taken their toll on Mohammad’s health. Watch “Toxic Tanneries Poisoning Workers in Bangladesh” – http://bit.ly/1Caf9DK Watch “A Crime Unpunished: Bangladeshi Gang Rape” – http://bit.ly/1wolPGl Read “Tanneries in Bangladesh Are Spewing Toxic Waste and Making Workers Sick” – http://bit.ly/1woRIhQ Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos

From: VICE News

Views: 301

20 ratings

Time: 01:34 More in News & Politics

from Blogger http://evangelinagius.blogspot.com/2015/01/a-tannery-worker-poisoned-by-toxic.html