The illegal production of mica in India is endagering the lives of men, women and especially children in many rural areas of the country. 70% of mica production in India comes from illegal mining and the mica is exported to countries around the world where it is used for the production of bath products and cosmetics. The industry is economically unfeasible for some countries because the mining requires manual labour. However, in India the use of child labour is wide spread in rural areas. This keeps the costs of production low and endangers the health and lives of children where girls are more likely to be used for mica mining which limits their oppertunities for getting an education.
The social responsibility of large companies producing cosmetics contributing to the illegal mica industry in india must regognize the harm they are causing to the civilian population endangering especially the lives of young girls in rural India.
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