“Barro Aprobado” Project Launches in Mexico

Campaign To Change 500 Year-Old Toxic Tradition Affecting Over 70% of Population of Mexico

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* Go to the Spanish Language website: http://barroaprobado.org/

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For more information: contact Daniel Estrada at daniel@blacksmithinstitute.org

Summary:

The cause? A 500 year-old toxic tradition of leaded pottery.

Almost every home and restaurant in the country uses traditional Mexican pottery produced by local artisans over the past five centuries using leaded glazes.

Pure Earth/Blacksmith Institute is currently in Mexico to launch the start of a major campiagn to change this 500 year-old toxic tradition and solve this national problem.

The “Barro Aprobado” project will raise public awareness about the dangers of leaded pottery and promote the use and production of lead-free pottery.  The project begins in Morelos state with plans to expand on its success nationwide.

Watch Homero Aridjis’ heartfelt address about “Barro Aprobado” and the urgency of the issue (in Spanish with bilingual transcript)