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Why it's so dangerous to make India's most popular jewelry

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  • Firozabad, India, is the biggest manufacturer of glass bangles in the world. 
  • They're crafted in blazing hot furnaces that can reach up to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • The melted glass can burn workers and singe their clothes if they're not careful.

Bangles are a staple accessory for women across South Asia. But making them involves standing in stifling heat and inhaling glass particles, all while handling dangerous melted glass that's as thin as water.

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