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Report Traces Goods Made with Child Labor to 76 Countries

Gold and Tobacco Among Products Most Often Tainted by Child Labor

  • Jo Becker
  • HRW

Of the products we use, wear, or consume every day, how many are made with child labor?

Perhaps quite a few.

A new report from the US Department of Labor identifies 148 different consumer goods produced with child or forced labor around the world.

Lay 2bThe list includes clothing, beef, sugar, bricks, coffee, and other products originating from 76 countries.

Gold tops the list.

The report found that in at least 21 countries, children help mine gold, climbing into unstable shafts, carrying and…

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