The poisoned children of Madagascar in mica mines


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  • 2020 Final release date
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The poisoned children of Madagascar in mica mines

Mica is a ubiquitous heat-resistant mineral used in our makeup, in planes or cars and many consumer electronics. But on the ground, in Madagascar, those who mine mica are mostly children who work in deadly conditions to scavenge for this precious mineral.

Mica is a mineral ubiquitous with us: in household appliances, where we take its insulating properties, or in cosmetic products, for its sparkling effect. But at the other end of the chain, on the other hand, it is harmful dust that seeps into the lungs of white gold workers, often simple children. Travel to Madagascar, the third world exporter of this precious and formidable rock.

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