Bangladesh: Pollution in Leather Tanneries: haz_ALLISONJOYCE__23-copy

63 year old Abu Talib unloads leather hides from a vat of chemical mixture in a tannery, the Phoenix Leather Complex. Talib has been working in the tannery for 9 years. He says that sometimes he gets itchy rashes on his skin and has breathing problems if the mixture is especially acidic. He earns anywhere from 8,000 to 9,000 (about $102 to $115) taka a month.

63 year old Abu Talib unloads leather hides from a vat of chemical mixture in a tannery, the Phoenix Leather Complex. Talib has been working in the tannery for 9 years. He says that sometimes he gets itchy rashes on his skin and has breathing problems if the mixture is especially acidic. He earns anywhere from 8,000 to 9,000 (about $102 to $115) taka a month.