Report blames Cambodian factory faintings on malnutrition


Researchers have found baseline malnutrition in Cambodian garment workers, which could explain the spate of factory faintings that have plagued the sector in recent years.

Labour Behind the Label’s new Shop ‘til They Drop report reveals that workers are seriously malnourished and at risk. The report shows that factory workers in Cambodia consume just 1,598 calories a day on average – around half the recommended amount. Body mass index (BMI) figures gathered from workers indicate that 33% of apparel workers are medically underweight, and 25% seriously so.

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