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Watch Your Step. A Study on the Social and Environmental Impacts of Tanneries in Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, India

Art.-Nr.: 2017-59

Year of publication: 2017

This study focuses on the impacts of Indian leather tanneries – on nearby communities, on the local environment and on tannery workers. Interviews with workers and other stakeholders were conducted and samples of soil and water around tanneries were collected to document environmental pollution and health hazards, particularly those connected to the toxic chemical hexavalent chromium. The research was carried out in the two Indian states of Uttar Pradesh (Kanpur and Agra) in the North and Tamil Nadu (Peranambut, Ambur and Chrompet) in the South.

(Anton Pieper u.a., 36 Pages)

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Watch Your Step. A Study on the Social and Environmental Impacts of Tanneries in Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, India

Art.-Nr.: 2017-59

Year of publication: 2017

This study focuses on the impacts of Indian leather tanneries – on nearby communities, on the local environment and on tannery workers. Interviews with workers and other stakeholders were conducted and samples of soil and water around tanneries were collected to document environmental pollution and health hazards, particularly those connected to the toxic chemical hexavalent chromium. The research was carried out in the two Indian states of Uttar Pradesh (Kanpur and Agra) in the North and Tamil Nadu (Peranambut, Ambur and Chrompet) in the South.

(Anton Pieper u.a., 36 Pages)

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