Hint: It can't be cured with a spoonful of sugar
That's really interesting, although life for most working class people in Britain was nasty, brutish and short. I am also sure that the cocktail of pollutants in our lives is a contributing factor in causing cancers. Does big industry care about cancers or even the environmental destruction of this planting? I don't think so. I am Chemo Freak (aka Olly Duke) by the way an and my dark humour results from the uncertainty I face in life, along with millions of others.
I feel so bad for all the child laborers, past and present, whose lives were deemed expendable. I come from coal miners, so there is a subconscious generational memory of sorts here for me.
I'll gladly pay more taxes and higher energy costs if it means a cleaner, safer, sustainable environment!
Nice scenic photo, too!
Thank you for this insightful post. I never knew that it was this bad for those poor kids.
Yes environmental but what we feed our children is as important or possibly more important. Look at what is fed to school children kindergarten through 12 th grade. Breakfast and lunch full of processed sugar laden with chemical preservatives. It is setting them up for a life time of health problems. Very sad.
Fascinating read about these poor boys. I’m hopeful that we will understand the importance of taking care of the environment rather than our parasitic nature of abuse to a planet that has given us so much to sustain us. Thanks for your continued wisdom.