By  on November 17, 2011

GENEVA — Millions of people, particularly workers in poor nations, face serious health risks from exposure to toxic pollutants used in industrial processes such as tannery operations and textile dyeing, according to a new study.

Toxic exposure associated with mining and industrial processes all over the world “is a major health risk for the affected population,” said David Hanrahan, head of the global program at the U.S.-based Blacksmith Institute, which prepared the study jointly with the nonprofit Green Cross Switzerland.

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