• A tannery worker stands barefoot in an area used for collecting dyes and effluent from the leather tanning industry. The city of Kanpur is notorious for having some of the country's worst water pollution which is created by the local leathery tannery industry. Waste water laced with toxins, such as chromium, is discharged in local waterways and agricultural land which is used many residents who live in the nearby area. An array of health problems now afflict locals who have worked in the tanneries, or use the local water. Health effects have included cancers, mental health problems, child development issues and skin diseases.
  • A child worker stands in the chromium fields of Kanpur, on the outskirts of the city next to the Ganges River. The area receives industrial waste from the nearby leather tannery industry. It is now highly toxic having received the city's industrial waste for many years. Workers have little to no protection.
  • A man in the city of Kanour, India. The city is notorious for having some of the country's worst water pollution which is created by the local leathery tannery industry. Waste water laced with toxic chemicals, such as chromium, is discharged in local waterways and agricultural land which is used many residents who live in the nearby area. An array of health problems now afflict locals who use the water including cancers, mental health problems, child development issues and skin diseases.
  • A young boy stands near large vats that are used for burning leather trimmings on the banks of the Ganges River in Kanpur. The city is notorious for having some of the country's worst pollution which is created by the local leathery tannery industry.
  • A worker stands in the chromium fields of Kanpur, an area next to the Ganges River that receives waste from nearby tannery factories. The city is notorious for having some of the country's worst pollution which is created by the local leathery tannery industry. Waste water laced with toxins, such as chromium, is discharged in local waterways and agricultural land which is used many residents who live in the nearby area. An array of health problems now afflict locals who have worked in the tanneries, or use the local water. Health effects have included cancers, mental health problems, child development issues and skin diseases.
  • Children run through the shallows of the Ganges River. Waste water in the foreground from nearby tanneries has contributed to the severe degradation of local water resources near the city of Kanpur. The city is notorious for having some of the country's worst water pollution which is created by the local leathery tannery industry.
  • A child worker pulls discarded leather trimmings discarded from local tanneries. The waste is laced with toxins produced in the tanning process. The city is notorious for having some of the country's worst pollution which is created by the local leathery tannery industry.
  • A small pool of red water sits in a footprint in near a waste water channel in the town of Kanpur, in northern India. The water is laced with toxins and is highly acidic, giving it its distinct colour. The city is notorious for having some of the country's worst water pollution which is created by the local leathery tannery industry.
  • Waste water from tanneries is channeled onto nearby farmland in the Indian city of Kanpur. The city is notorious for having some of the country's worst water pollution which is created by the local leathery tannery industry.
  • Waste water from tanneries is channeled onto nearby farmland in the Indian city of Kanpur. The city is notorious for having some of the country's worst water pollution which is created by the local leathery tannery industry.
  • Waste water from tanneries is channeled onto nearby farmland in the Indian city of Kanpur. The city is notorious for having some of the country's worst water pollution which is created by the local leathery tannery industry.
  • A young boy walks amongst discarded leather trimmings in a dumping ground on the banks of the Ganges River in Kanpur. The city is notorious for having some of the country's worst pollution which is created by the local leathery tannery industry. Waste water laced with toxins, such as chromium, is discharged in local waterways and agricultural land which is used many residents who live in the nearby area.
  • A young boy stands on the banks of the Ganges River at sunrise. This stretch of the river is now regarded as the most polluted in its entire length, as a result of the local leather tannery industry which dumps its water waste directly into the river.
  • A woman walks past a drainage channel that contains water laced with highly toxic and acidic chemicals, produced by the local leathery tannery industry.
  • A man walks along the banks of the Ganges River near the city of Kanpur. Black leather trimmings line the banks as they dry and are prepared for being turned into fertiliser and chicken feed. The city of Kanpur is notorious for having some of the country's worst water pollution which is created by the local leathery tannery industry.
  • A large bridge passes over the Ganges River in Kanpur. This stretch of the river is now regarded as the most polluted stretch of its entire length, as a result of the local leather tannery industry which dumps its water waste directly into the river.
  • A farmer works his farmland on the outskirts of the city of Kanpur. The city is notorious for having some of the country's worst water pollution which is created by the local leathery tannery industry. Waste water laced with toxins, such as chromium, is discharged into local waterways which are used by farmers who live in the nearby area. An array of health problems now afflict locals including cancers, mental health problems, child development issues and skin diseases.
  • A child wades through the shallows of the Ganges River. Waste water in the foreground from nearby tanneries has contributed to the severe degradation of local water resources near the city of Kanpur. The city is notorious for having some of the country's worst water pollution which is created by the local leathery tannery industry.
  • A fisherman pushes his boat along the Ganges River. Waste water in the foreground from nearby tanneries has contributed to the severe degradation of local water resources near the city of Kanpur. The city is notorious for having some of the country's worst water pollution which is created by the local leathery tannery industry.
  • Waste water from tanneries is channeled onto nearby farmland in the Indian city of Kanpur. The city is notorious for having some of the country's worst water pollution which is created by the local leathery tannery industry. Waste water laced with toxins, such as chromium, is discharged in local waterways and agricultural land which is used many residents who live in the nearby area. An array of health problems now afflict locals who have worked in the tanneries, or use the local water. Health effects have included cancers, mental health problems, child development issues and skin diseases.
  • Rakesh, 16, strokes a piece of leather in the factory where he works in the India city of Kanpur. He suddenly lost the sight in his left eye as a child and is one of many people in the area suffering from health development issues. The city is notorious for having some of the country's worst water pollution which is created by the local leathery tannery industry. Waste water laced with toxins, such as chromium, is discharged in local waterways and agricultural land which is used many residents who live in the nearby area. An array of health problems now afflict locals who have worked in the tanneries, or use the local water. Health effects have included cancers, mental health problems, child development issues and skin diseases.
  • A worker stands in the chromium fields of Kanpur, an area next to the Ganges River that receives waste from nearby tannery factories. The city is notorious for having some of the country's worst pollution which is created by the local leathery tannery industry. Waste water laced with toxins, such as chromium, is discharged in local waterways and agricultural land which is used many residents who live in the nearby area. An array of health problems now afflict locals who have worked in the tanneries, or use the local water. Health effects have included cancers, mental health problems, child development issues and skin diseases.
  • A child worker stands amongst leather trimmings discarded from local tanneries. The waste is laced with toxins produced in the tanning process. The city is notorious for having some of the country's worst pollution which is created by the local leathery tannery industry.
  • A man works in the chromium fields of Kanpur, an area that receives waste from nearby tannery factories. The city is notorious for having some of the country's worst pollution which is created by the local leathery tannery industry. Waste water laced with toxins, such as chromium, is discharged in local waterways and agricultural land which is used many residents who live in the nearby area. An array of health problems now afflict locals who have worked in the tanneries, or use the local water. Health effects have included cancers, mental health problems, child development issues and skin diseases.
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