Child labour

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Child labour

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My friend was watching Youtube videos about cosmetics and she quickly came across what appears to be the dark side of mica.

Apparently, hardscrabble entrepreneurs who don't have the skills or capital to build proper mines instead employ children to dig small holes in the reddish ground. The kids haul mica-containing dirt out by hand and then sift it to isolate the small pieces of mica. It's dangerous, dusty work for obvious reasons - like can you say cave-in???!.

Here are some of the results of sample search in Google:

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