Monthly Archives: January 2010

Back from Mexico – Removing Lead from a Tradition

Just returned from Mexico with Blacksmith’s globe-trotting program officer Bret Ericson (who’s also the task manager for our global inventory project).  For me, Mexico always brings to mind wonderful, colorful pottery, perhaps because there is a such a strong ceramics … Continue reading

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How to Build the World’s First Database of Polluted Sites

It’s been a good start to the year for us on the funding side. We just received confirmation that we will be getting a $900,000 infusion to complete work on our Global Inventory Project, which is about one-third done (see … Continue reading

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Video of gold miners in Indonesia – Mercury: The Burning Issue

I first blogged about the toxic connection between gold and mercury back in December in my post All That Glitters, when the price of gold reached a record high.  Back then, we asked you to join our December Holiday Challenge … Continue reading

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Global Team Profile: Dr. Phil Landrigan
A Champion For Children Dr. Philip Landrigan

When Dr. Philip J. Landrigan was asked what he thought was the most important thing people can do to save the planet, his answer was “protect children from toxic environments.” Pollutants, especially lead and pesticides, have been the focus of … Continue reading

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A Champion For Children Dr. Philip Landrigan