P. Muthu

Ashoka Fellow
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Fellow Since 1990
Trust for Health , Environment and Literacy for the People

Citation

This profile was prepared when P. Muthu was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1990.
Introduction
Muthu, an environmental toxicologist, still close to his roots as a Harijan (untouchable) boy, growing up poor in rural Tamil Nadu, wants to protect those who always get the dirtiest jobs, the poorest and most vulnerable, from the chemical risks that increasingly characterize such jobs -- be they leather tanning or applying pesticides.
The New Idea
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The Person

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