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Protecting workers from popcorn lung

Butter-flavored microwave popcorn has long been a consumer favorite, but the chemical that gives it that buttery flavor – diacetyl – has caused serious lung impairment, known as “popcorn lung,” so called because many cases have occurred among factory workers who make the product.

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Child Labor Coalition celebrating 20 years of advocacy

Child labor coalition logoThe Child Labor Coalition, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary advocating on behalf of young workers in the United States and abroad, is going strong. But it's been an uphill battle. Read about the history of the coalition, from its founding in 1989, to its current focus areas, including child labor in agriculture and education for all.

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Beware fraudulent work-at-home offers

The advertisement says you can make lots of money working from the comfort of your home. But if this were true, wouldn’t we all be doing it? There are legitimate home-based businesses out there, but also numerous scamss – enough to make you think twice about “working from home” offers.

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