Here Are Over One Hundred Products Made From Child Or Slave Labor (GRAPHIC)


It's hard to believe, but true: Still today, many everyday products from around the globe are the result of child and slave labor, according to a 2011 report from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Now thanks to an infographic from the National Post, we can more clearly see the effects: All together, the infographic counts 130 product-types from 71 countries -- each the result of forced labor, child labor or some combination of the two.

Indeed, slave labor still exists within economic powerhouses like India, China and Brazil, for example. It's not just these two forms of labor that have come under fire lately. China has faced more wide-ranging criticism over its labor practices, especially after reports of poor working conditions and labor law violations at Foxconn, a factory that manufactures electronics for companies such as Apple and Microsoft.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this graphic incorrectly categorized some forms of child labor as forced labor. National Post has updated the graphic.

See the National Post's infographic below to find out which countries are making products by exploiting slave labor:

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