Poor sanitation, hygiene at work kills 400,000 workers globally

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UN urges breaking taboos, making sanitation for all a global reality
Photo/Patricia Esteve

Worldwide about 400,000 work-related deaths take place due to poor sanitation and hygiene, according to a representative from the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

People who work in agriculture, mining, transport or the maritime sector often struggle because of the absence of toilets.

Carlos Crespo-Carrion of the ILO also explains how many catch infectious diseases from contaminated water or from exposure to the chemicals used in the water supplies.

In recognition of World Toilet Day which takes place annually on the 19th of November, Priyanka Shankar spoke to him about "toilets and jobs."

DURATION: 4'34"

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