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Too Many Children Still Die from Pollution

Expand “My name is Amina and I am twenty years old. I grew up here in the town of Bagega. I had six children. Three have died. Each time one died, I was so distraught and I was very traumatized.” Amina, Bagega, Zamfara state, Nigeria, 2011. © 2011 Marcus Bleasdale/VII for Human Rights Watch Bhopal, Chernobyl, and Minamata – these environmental disasters shocked the world. Yet, pollution results not only from catastrophic accidents but also from years of silent exposure. Children’s developing bodies are particularly vulnerable. According to the World Health Organization, some 1.7 million children…

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