Kids are unsafe in US tobacco farms
May 16 , 2014
Children have been suffering from respiratory problems among other issues on US tobacco farms.
Human Rights Watch revealed that these children have been putting 72-hour-long weeks and many make bare-skin contact with the plants, risking dangerous nicotine poisoning. "On the first day when I was working, chemicals got on my face a lot and I didn't know until I got home later that my face was burning," a 13-year-old told the media.
Child laborers don't enjoy protection for agricultural jobs and children over the ages of 12 work for unlimited number of hours. There was an attempt to change this for tobacco farms but it failed in 2012.