Industries that rely on mica for production, Non-Government Organizations, NGO, that oversee illegal practices, and federal governments of importing countries, like the United States, and exporting countries, like India and Madagascar, have failed to stop child labor in mica mining, however, there is a glimmer of hope in exporting governments at the local level because they have the most direct and manageable access to create and oversee policies that eliminate the exploitative structures in their own marginalized communities. In order to understand why illegal child labor continues to exist in the mica mining industry, it is essential to first know what mica is and how it is used today.
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