The Brick industry is one of the largest industries in Bangladesh, since the country lies in a flood plain rich with soil ideal for brick making. During 5 months a year, entire families are employed at the brickworks and children are expected to help carry the two-kilogram bricks. Children do not go to school and they face a future with little opportunity. There is no focus on safety, so the most exposed workers suffer from respiratory problems, arthritis, and other diseases. Employees work 12 hours a day for a daily wage of 120 taka (USD 1.70) for men.
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