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Time to Get Kids out of Hazardous Workplaces

Expand A child walks between bales of tobacco on an auction floor in Harare, Zimbabwe.   © 2017 Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP Photo Today is the World Day Against Child Labor, and this year’s theme highlights the global need to improve the health and safety of young workers and eradicate hazardous child labor. Worldwide, about 85 million children work in hazardous conditions. The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates a staggering 22,000 children are killed at work every year. Children who work often miss out on an education, and studies show they are less likely to find decent-paying…

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