Entry Title: "
Dying for Leather"
Category: Professional, Lifestyle
Entry Description: Leather and leather goods represent a large portion of Bangladesh's yearly export revenue. Many tanneries in Dhaka are still operating with little technology or machinery in residential areas beside housing and food processing plants. It is one of the most toxic industries in Bangladesh posing great health risks to workers and residents living in the area. During the tanning process, the animal skin is treated with a number of toxic chemicals. Workers usually work without protective clothing. The liquid waste is often disposed of untreated into sewage lines and waterways leaking into the ground water and rivers of Dhaka .