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Child Labor: Health Issues not Limited to Developing Countries


Child Labor: Health Issues not Limited to Developing Countries

(ePharmaNews) – Child labor in third-world countries is a known thread on their communities, those children drop off their schools and work in unsupervised environments, but this fact is not limited to the third-world countries according to a new study.

A new American study published in Public Health Reports has shown that 20 thousands American teenagers suffered severe injuries in workplaces in 2010; most of the injuries were secondary to poor supervision.

"We don't tend to think of child labor as a major issue in the U.S., but we should," study author Carol Runyan said in a University of Colorado news release. "Laws governing the employment of youth ages 14 to 17 in this country are often very lenient and, in the case of family farms, virtually non-existent."

"From a fatality standpoint, farm work is the most dangerous occupation for kids," said Runyan, who also is a professor of epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health. "In farm work, youths are working around heavy equipment, digging and cutting with sharp implements. There are deaths almost every year from young people suffocating in grain bins."

About 18 million U.S. workers are under age 25. Although work offers many benefits for young people, it also can be hazardous if teens don't receive proper training and supervision by adults.

"Work can help young people develop skills, explore career options, earn money and gain self-esteem," Runyan said. "But without adequate safeguards in place, work can also be dangerous for youth."

She noted that young people working on family farms have virtually no legal protections and often drive while underage and operate tractors and other heavy equipment.

Sadly and expectedly, the situation in middle east countries is much worse, since those countries are agricultural communities and have no legal legislation or health coverage for children working in farms or other places, especially in unstable areas. In Palestine for example, 82% of children are working, and according to Unicef last report, 1 million children are working in Iraq rightnow!


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Prepared by: Laila Nour
Translated by: Awss Zidan


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