• 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 child sits next to a vat used for burning leather trimmings on the outskirts of the town of Kanpur. The leather is burned, dried and then used as fertilizer and chicken feed.
  • A small tannery in the backstreets of the Jajmau area of Kanpur.
  • Kiran Devi comes from a small village that is afflicted with water pollution from nearby leather tanneries. It is suspected that increased exposure to harmful toxins during mothers' pregnancies might be causing the increased number of children being born with mental disabilities in the villages outside Kanpur.
  • Shabhan Sheikh Siddique (1) is held by his mother outside the family home in a poor community of Kanpur. He suffers from cataracts and is one of a growing number of children in the community suffering from developmental issues believed to have been caused by increased exposure to water pollution whilst in the womb
  • 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.
  • Leather belts on sale in a small market in the city of Kanpur.
  • A worker in a small and informal leather-producing tannery in Kanpur.
  • A child looks into a tannery, in the Jajmau area of Kanpur.
  • Women from villages on the outskirts of Kanpur collect water from wells that have been sunk deep into the ground. It is feared that the severe pollution has penetrated the groundwater, allowing many harm toxins to enter the water and food chain.
  • Two young men work with leather in a tannery workshop in the Jajmau area of Kanpur.
  • A tannery worker carries treated pig skins on his head, with little to no protection, inn the Jajmau area of Kanpur.
  • A woman from a village on the outskirts of Kanpur carries water from wells that have been sunk deep into the ground. It is feared that the severe pollution has penetrated the groundwater, allowing many harm toxins to enter the water and food chain.
  • A factory worker making leather shoes in a workshop in the Jajmau area of Kanpur.
  • Sandhya Katari, 4, lies on a bed outside her home in the Jajmau area of Kanpur. She is one of a number of children in the area suffering from mental development problems believed to be caused by prolonged exposure to toxins in the local water. The city is notorious for having some of the country's worst 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 boy jumps over a water channel on local farmland near Kanpur. Local water channels are laced with toxins, released from the nearby leather-producing tanneries. The water goes directly onto farmland, feeding into the local food chain, resulting in serious health problems for many locals.
  • Women from villages on the outskirts of Kanpur collect water from wells that have been sunk deep into the ground. It is feared that the severe pollution has penetrated the groundwater, allowing many harm toxins to enter the water and food chain.
  • A factory worker stands with a shoe made of leather produced from the factories of Kanpur. As with much of the city's leather, it is destined for western markets.
  • Local women stand on the roof of a farmhouse in a small village on the outskirts of Kanpur.
  • 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 man stands near farmland on the outskirts of the city of Kanpur. Local water channels are laced with toxins, released from the nearby leather-producing tanneries. The water goes directly onto farmland, feeding into the local food chain, resulting in serious health problems for many locals.
  • A man opens a vat used for burning leather trimmings on the outskirts of the town of Kanpur. The leather is burned, dried and then used as fertilizer and chicken feed.
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