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labourers involved with mica mining and processing. The research showed that mica is used in paints and cosmetics, but also mentions its use in cars, electronics and construction. The number of children involved in mica mining in Jharkand and Bihar was estimated to total up to 22,000. Field research following these results

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  • Mica in Makeup: The Truth Behind Mica Mining, Child Labor

    Mica in Makeup: The Truth Behind Mica Mining, Child Labor

    Jul 24, 2020 L’Or al is currently one of the most active beauty companies involved in fighting the inhumane conditions that are rife in Indian mica mines. According to the company, they source at least 60 percent of their mica from the United States and use synthetic mica whenever they can. The rest comes from India and other places

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  • The ugly truth behind mica mining | Ethical Made Easy

    The ugly truth behind mica mining | Ethical Made Easy

    If you would like to know more about the electronic industry’s involvement in mica mining, this report is a great place to start. We think you'll like this too. Beauty, Wellness. Sustainable Soap Swaps for A Low-Waste Home. Beauty. A minimalist's approach to beauty: How

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  • Mica Mining Exposes Child Labor In The Makeup Industry

    Mica Mining Exposes Child Labor In The Makeup Industry

    May 04, 2019 Raw mica is milled into shimmer for the cosmetics industry. | Photographed by Jack Pearce. Mica linked to child labor is littered throughout the cosmetics industry — taking up residency in

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  • Child Labour Free Mica | Kailash Satyarthi Children's

    Child Labour Free Mica | Kailash Satyarthi Children's

    Child Labour Free Mica. Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation (KSCF) is addressing the multi-dimensional problems of child labour and exploitation in the mica mining districts of Bihar and Jharkhand. Child labour free mica is within our grasp if we tackle this issue by keeping children at the center, involving relevant stakeholders and engaging government at all levels, civil society and

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  • The Dark Side of Mica: Why We Say “No” in Skin Care

    The Dark Side of Mica: Why We Say “No” in Skin Care

    Apr 20, 2020 Let’s take a look at both kinds, and the dangers involved for you, and for children around the world. The Horrors of the Mica Mining Industry The biggest problem with naturally mined mica is where it comes from. 60% of the mica in the world comes from India, and specifically in a poverty-stricken area called Jharkand and Bihar

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  • Re-visiting the Unresolved Horrors of Mica Mining | by

    Re-visiting the Unresolved Horrors of Mica Mining | by

    Apr 29, 2021 Re-visiting the Unresolved Horrors of Mica Mining. Employment in dangerous, unregulated mines increases during the pandemic. Despite years of extensive, international attention, nothing has changed. A girl shows mica flakes she has collected froman open cast illegal mine in the north-eastern state of Jharkhand, India, January 22, 2016

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  • Child labour in mica mining - The Upstream Journal

    Child labour in mica mining - The Upstream Journal

    Dec 10, 2020 An alarming proportion of workers in mica are underage. In 2015 there were an estimated 22,000 children working. in India’s mica mines. In 2018, TDH estimated that half of the 20,000 mica miners in Madagascar were children. Child deaths related to the sector have also been recorded

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  • The Beauty Industry’s Exploitation of Child Labor for Mica

    The Beauty Industry’s Exploitation of Child Labor for Mica

    Aug 26, 2020 In other cases, working in mica mining runs in the family. Earlier generations spend a lifetime working in these mines so the job continues to run in the family. Mica producing countries under suspect of child labour besides India include Brazil, China, Madagascar, Pakistan, Peru, Sri Lanka and Sudan. Involved Brands

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  • Mica In Makeup - Mining Mica Often Involves Child Labor

    Mica In Makeup - Mining Mica Often Involves Child Labor

    Oct 16, 2018 Many shimmery makeup products contain mica—37 crystalline minerals often mined via suspicious practices, including child labor—but big players in the industry are working to change that

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  • Illegal mica mining continues unabated in Jharkhand

    Illegal mica mining continues unabated in Jharkhand

    Oct 06, 2020 Illegal mica mining continues unabated in Jharkhand, causing deaths and diseases. Years ago mica mines were abandoned in Jharkhand but neither the mines were restored nor the local inhabitants were rehabilitated. As a result, villagers over the years continued visiting them to extract mica. From sudden death owing to mines caving in or slow

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  • Is Mica Environmentally Friendly? - Elmelin Ltd

    Is Mica Environmentally Friendly? - Elmelin Ltd

    Oct 24, 2018 Mining mica crystals is a concentrated, demanding task because of the risk of damage to the material in its natural state. There are two main kinds of mica mining: for sheet mica and for scrap or flake mica. Mining for sheet mica involves either deep shaft or open pit surface mining methods

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  • Pledge to end debt bondage in mica mining

    Pledge to end debt bondage in mica mining

    COVID-19 has further exacerbated the already desperate situation for mica-dependent communities. A report in 2021 found that more people were being pushed into mining mica due to COVID-19 forcing other industries like hospitality to shut down, while existing mica workers in the industry are finding their debts steadily

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  • Mica Mining Exposes Child Labour In The Makeup Industry

    Mica Mining Exposes Child Labour In The Makeup Industry

    The majority of mica mining takes place in Jharkhand and Bihar, but there are hardly any legal mines in these states, so the mica from these states is exported using the licences of legal mines

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  • Blood Mica: Deaths of child workers in India's mica 'ghost

    Blood Mica: Deaths of child workers in India's mica 'ghost

    Aug 02, 2016 “There are some portions where mica mining is going on and where children are involved, and we’re trying to roll out schemes to support families to generate other income such as

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  • Mica scavenging in Jharkhand destroys lives and environment

    Mica scavenging in Jharkhand destroys lives and environment

    Oct 22, 2019 Illegal mica mining not only causes serious health hazards among the women and child workers but also leads to massive deforestation and loss of wildlife. Although there are now civil society initiatives to wean impoverished people away from mica scavenging, the government needs to take tougher action against the moneyed contractors involved in

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  • India to legalise mica mining in bid to tackle endemic

    India to legalise mica mining in bid to tackle endemic

    May 08, 2017 Activists lauded the decision to legalise mica mining, but warned that high poverty levels meant the move was unlikely to stop child labour. Two states in eastern India, Jharkhand and Bihar

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  • Why Cruelty-Free Isn’t Enough: Let’s Talk About Slavery

    Why Cruelty-Free Isn’t Enough: Let’s Talk About Slavery

    Mar 02, 2018 While it’s illegal for anyone under 14 in India to be employed in mining, children as young as five have been found working in mica mines. Despite the fact that one kilogram of mica can be sold for $1000, these children earn as little as 77 cents per day.They do jobs such as chiselling for mica with hammers in mine shafts that often collapse, smashing large chunks of mica into smaller rocks

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  • Skincare Alphabet: What Is Mica, Plus Ethical Concerns

    Skincare Alphabet: What Is Mica, Plus Ethical Concerns

    Aug 01, 2016 However, companies such as L'Or al have led the way in working with NGOs and independent partner organisations to help end the cycle of child labour in mica mining. L'Or al was actively involved in the Responsible Mica Sourcing Summit, organised by The Natural Resources Stewardship Circle (NRSC) and Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) in

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