Toxic Tanneries Poisoning Workers in Bangladesh

Toxic Tanneries Poisoning Workers in Bangladesh


and this is simply unacceptable and sheer violation of environmental laws in the bones that’s how you know it’s poisonous this ain’t good for you and their people barefoot dumping themselves in these dangerous chemicals the Bangladeshi leather industry is worth around 1 billion dollars per year the Finnish leather is exported to the US and Europe well be made into luxury coats handbags and shoes but the process of tanning leather hides is highly toxic and workers face appalling conditions with little regard for their help ninety percent of the workers die before the age of 50 and the factories are responsible for poisoning the country’s waterways we travel to the capital Dhaka to the tannery district of huzzah debug to investigate this environmental crisis I’m an old taka we’re about to take a boat with a local NGO worker towards the tannery districts to see where the toxic waste comes from is it that can make a joke you know you like it should be a generality gosh I can do more juggling Cora Nutella factory owner tell effectively Malik tonight on Johnny ona booze known as a is a way to get kids or innate pollution toads a politically turn if cookie God genies manipulate apostasy with the hundreds of chemicals that’s deposited into this river from the tannery how will this affect the people even he until a manager net idea send it to deliberation when a protein in a diet char be completed missions come on this into illusions gothic a surveillance charcoal Eggman ate the other effect obey the bhavish at the effect of a shaken akin to generate a furrow you can taken me into ionic impurity of the digital circuits in it so China from what I’m understanding they’re eating the fish they’re drinking the water they’re getting diseases like hepatitis severe diarrhea problems it’s essentially poisoned being ingested into their body they caught these fish from last night and they’re showing us all the different kinds of fish they catch from this dirty sewer dump river these fish have really sharp teeth and he says when when you when they bite you it feels like your fingers gonna get chopped off yeah sorry ain’t nothing mass keenora man again yeah they are you do funny noise to her guitar for a key mistake that crash boom goes into 2010 with the key to turn yourself I can take it today Chemical a panty bad boy Jonathan me Joey you know deep partnership to it I don’t know ah the bunny fire my master Bonnie wheeler accident get it I go Jay I would watch every tackle oh you know study money Vacarro a yoga that put it was a mistake they must take a mistake this fish that these kids are catching are sold in the marketplace where people like me or any other family is eating and what’s worse is these kids they’re exposing themselves to this toxic water we went to meet Phillip who works for a local organization for human rights and Environmental Protection he wanted to take us to the site where leather trimmings are dumped next to a highly polluted lake every day the tanneries allowed 22,000 cubic meters of toxic waste to flow into the main river Hadera bag is one of the five most notoriously polluted places on earth the Buddha Ganga is actually a Dead River because of this tannery industry here time the factories here I mean this is unimaginable and in violation of environmental laws they are polluting but they are not treating they are not paying so I mean the polluters pay principle does not work at all in case of tannery industry what are those women doing they are cleaning some plastics and you can see the water it’s a it’s a horrible it’s very very toxic so they are cleaning some plastic Baxter for reuse is there chemical in that water definitely you can you can see with your own eyes let’s go talk to the women and and find out more about what they’re doing down there Appa come on I said I’ve never lost any took off I will go up to this young gay to application in a pan atomic nuna tape Anita metonic chemical si I’ll say key kumamoto good repo no spirit I feel really after I got sick I’ll come down upon you with a polythene bag gotta kill it yeah I got cousin Amanda castor their bodies are itching from from cleaning cleaning this dirty Lake out see look she has marks but not car didn’t doctor were you so they can no car apply gonna no calories look I see the rashes that broke out at the con and her arms oh my gosh I feel bad for them that they work under these horrible conditions and the rashes they’re getting on their arms it’s just like it’s disgusting the tannery district is ranked among the ten most polluted places on earth when we explored the surrounding area to see how people lived we found the residents cramped in between piles of industrial garbage and animal carcasses from the even in the developing world it is highly unusual for toxic industries to be situated in the heart of densely populated urban areas like taka we wanted to see for ourselves what goes on inside one of the 270 tanneries here which employs some 15,000 workers I’m in the tannery district one of the most polluted parts of Bangladesh I’m about to go inside a factory and see what goes on here wrong cowhides cow skins just hanging out here piles and piles of roads can you tell me a little bit about how you process the Kaua’i that go to jump right up they’re talking about whether a chemical boys learn chemical for fighting each other is eating together which I bitterly chemical here is the dollar Jared he came economy sodium sodium sodium sodium did a portion are once the cowhides have been processed in that barrel like device there it turns into this which is leather aw boom I’ve never liked it neither boy over it’s just amazing to see that this is how your leather purses your leather booth they’re made by these guys right here so many risks that’s how you know it’s poisonous this ain’t good for you and their people barefoot and with their bare hands dunking themselves in these dangerous chemicals for decades there have been calls to move the factories out of the city away from the residential areas and build treatment plants capable of removing toxins from the waters of life but the tannery owners have refused to shoulder the cost of relocation oh my god the is that that’s premium that’s the chemical coming out of the factory and this water is then taken goes straight into the river the main river in Bangladesh where people fish get their shrimps and they’re ingesting the chemicals despite Bangladesh’s environmental laws the tanneries continue to operate outside of the system as long as this situation prevails workers and locals will continue to pay with their health for the West’s desires for cheap high street goods you

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100 thoughts on “Toxic Tanneries Poisoning Workers in Bangladesh”

  • ?why people got 2 be polluting?️⛽☢️ da woater ?think of all the squids you hurt in the process ??? ?? yo ferr real tho don't shit where you eat

  • This is some very poor journalism, these people's illnesses will no doubt be partially caused by chemicals from tanneries but a lot of it is also poor sanitation (bacteria, viral and parasitic infections). It is a compound problem and would require not just removing or entirely re-building those tanneries but also things like tackling rubbish and sewage and poverty in general.

  • I really dislike the way she is conducting herself. Asking people if they don't feel bad and making pointless questions like that one, not high quality journalism in my humble opinion

  • 6:22…she feels so bad for them they have to work under such Conditions …she should jump in and help them..? or buy then some nívea

  • i couldn't care less about this problem. they literaly have billions of people in this place that can solve ot. good bye

  • Roasted n' Toasted says:

    Why does she keep asking people if they are scared of the chemicals that they are being exposed to and if they wish to avoid the chemicals?? So frustrating because she repeatedly got the answer of “what else are we supposed to do” yet it bounced off her thick skull and she just kept pestering people.

  • It’s not the Wests issue to fix, these countries need to learn to deal with their own issues rather than ignoring it and waiting on us to fix it

  • Baby Goat Juice says:

    That's terrible. But blame is surely, firstly with the Bangladesh government and factory owners? And not with consumers in the west and what they are offered for purchase.

  • “That sh*t ain’t good for you. The f**k is that?” In the ghetto people talk like that. Reporters should NOT talk like that on documentaries. Yet, here she is with he foul mouth and swearing like a sailor.

  • I guess end of the day a leather bag, shoes etc is worth more than clean water, fresh air… This materialistic ideology has obsessed the globe that We have lost the ability to be rational beings.

  • I’ve seen lots of videos like this and they say the United States should be helping them out constantly. The thing is, the U.S. is a country, too. We can’t keep going around helping other countries like a charity handing out massive amounts of money. It’s their own country’s fault and/or the factory owners fault

  • This is a result of employing uneducated people for cheap labor, they work in deplorable conditions and lack the knowledge to even speak up for them selves.

  • Gabriela Sanchez says:

    I thought it said trannys were poisoning people .. Lol this is still crazy too but i was trippin out for a sec lol

  • This is why the world is getting destroyed all because of us humans. We treat the world like a playground even though soon it'll get bad enough to where you can't live anymore.

  • "the owners don't know the kind of pollution that is spreading from their factories"

    yes they fucking do and it's god damn appalling

  • OMG girl, a complete waste of film and everyone who hasn't been living under a rock KNOWS of the rampant pollution created by a few greedy companies coupled with government apathy and in some cases collusion. Why in the HELL didn't you focus on the SOLUTION or the responsible parties, being company owners and government officials? You had a perfect chance to do 2 things; bring light to the real cause, and shame the perpetrators into possible change. But you did neither, you just rehashed and further confirmed what we already know.

    And as a retired Environmental Scientist, the actual on-ground conditions ARE disheartening and I know the eventual consequences of all of those pollutants which are a given. What is NOT a given is how society and governments react. Drinking Chromium and the other RCRA 12 heavy metals is blatantly and inherently toxic, we know that, what is being DONE about it is the only relevant question to pollution prevention and remediation, and one you completely missed.

  • Nidhi Krishnamurthy says:

    East Bengal (now ??) was more beautiful when it was part of ??. The pollution began when the ill-literate ancestors of today's ??fought for a Muslim homeland called ??, then in 1971, the hatred that these stupid people have for ?? made them worse than shit even though they became independent in 1971.

  • fuckin terrible journalist. Typical sheltered brat reactions. Of course its going to smell bad, they are forced to accept these conditons to survive… yet she still makes them feel bad about trying to live.

  • The human race is the disease. Our own actions will be the downfall of humanity!. We quite simply destroy anything and everything we come into contact with

  • Listen, they are doing this for years and that's the only way of their earnings.
    There should be more technological uses for God's Sake.
    But, you know what, they are happy. And suddenly most of the billionaires are not that happy like them.

    Please, stop asking this way, that's sad.

    Government must do their best and thank you so much for covering this.

  • Good job lady I would've left as soon as I saw all that poop and nasty stuff by the river. I would've been like y'all nasty I'm OUT !

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  • The implication at the end that the West is to blame is ridiculous. Why don't the workers unionize? Why doesn't their government protect them? Why do these business owners refuse to improve conditions? The issue is that Bangladeshis aren't looking out for one another but instead their pocket books.

  • Tania Rashid is a great journalist, I think she has a great inner feelings for Bangladeshi people because her ancestors are Bangladeshi.

  • Damn That beautiful woman in that filthy ?shit? hole☠️?☠️… gurl….. get outta there!,, ??‍♀️???????

    India is such a gross disgusting pit. ? hell ? on earth?!

    The one question she said to the two ladies washing their bags in the so called lake. She said, “ do you know that lake your in has chemicals that are dangerous in it?” lol I think the ladies are very aware, the lake it literally black with sewage, trash dead animals, and human excrement….

    Yeah… your hot as hell but your questions aren’t very intelligent…
    still much props to you sweet thang.

  • so the tanneries are the main of pollution..and the dead animals are from factories….yeah vice and it's journalists are inept libtards. If all the tanneries were removed it have very little effect. The entire country throws garbage and sewage directly into the water. There's plenty of credible news sources that have done reports on india's pollution. Even VICE has other reports that contradict the narrative this inept girl is pushing. Have people become so stupid that they can't see the liberal media's agenda?

  • appreciate the work, just hoping the journalist lady could be more… can't think of the word… observing?? but than she seems very humane so different style of journalism i guess

  • She is really horrible, she hardly knows how to repot. The worst part she keep on using slangs which is very unprofessional. They should have edited those.

  • it just pisses me off how she looks at water out of a building and is like “that’s the chromium” as if she knows what that water contains to the t and it irritates me

  • I AM Cheeky Bloody Beowulf cheeky says:

    This journalist probably born in the US being Indian decent doesn't even know whats happening to her fellow Indians.

  • James Lawlor says:

    What is wrong with this country? Tired of watching all these vide of completely unregulated businesses destroying the people. Does India have no government or are they completely corrupt? Whats going on?

  • Benito Gordito says:

    All the trash in that river is from the tanneries? Yeah ok. The locals throw their trash in there, shit, eat and bathe in it too. GTFOH

  • Soumyarup Paul says:

    Apnaar voy lagena? Apnaar kharap lagena? Apnaar gaa chulkaay? Apnaar raat e ghum Ashe? Tumi mangsho Khao? Biriyani dile khabe?

  • Darren Fuerst says:

    India ignores saftey codes constantly and intentionally thats why shes asking these dumb questions because she knows they dont care and will do it anyway shes showing the level of ignorance they have towards the harm their inflicting on themselves india just refuses to change. Its sad these poor men have to do this but india is solely responsible for this problem same with the disease and death in mother ganges polluted river you cant expect people who dont want change to change.

  • here is an idea….why not pass on environmental taxes/fees to us the consumers…..i bet we will think twice about buying leather goods next time ?

  • China learned the high environmental and health cost of operating the tanneries and stifled the industry years ago. Now it's Bangladesh picking up the remains that China dumped and poisoning itself. When will the world, especially the third world, learn that this is the industry not worth to take?

  • Deixo Embranco says:

    I have watched several documentaries about the Bangladesh workers exploitation. Nobody talks about the real problem: Human overpopulation. "If you cannot afford to feed, don't breed." People cannot afford the basic necessities of life but they usually have eight, nine, ten children. My next door neighbor has seventeen children. Every country in the world should offer free vasectomy. World governments are not doing anything about it. As a matter of fact, in the United States, the more children you have, the less taxes you pay. The more people in the world, the more exploitation will proliferate. Also, the majority of these documentaries, they blame the westerners for their problems: They don't blame their own government for their misfortune. Yes, we are all responsible for the messy world we live in, but responsibility starts right at home: BREED LESS AND ELECT EFFICIENT GOVERNMENT.

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