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Essential Lens: Analyzing Photographs Across the Curriculum

Garbage: The Science and Problem of What We Throw Away #4048


Date: 2010
Location: Chittagong, Bangladesh
Photographer: Pierre Torset
Source: Pierre Torset Photographie



Workers are daily dealing with some highly toxic materials. The simple contact can be very harmful for health, but by burning them (on purpose or indirectly, through heat generated by the blow torchers), the effect is devastating. Asbestos, heavy metals (in paints, coatings, anodes…) and persistent organic pollutants (found in chemicals) are some of them, being the cause of cancers and premature deaths, impossible to check because of the lack of medical facilities.


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