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Pure Earth Pure Gold Benefit Sparks Golden Opportunity To Fight Mercury Poisoning

Do you know where the gold in your jewelry comes from? Following the success of our recent Pure Earth Pure Gold Benefit Bash, we think many more people will begin to ask that crucial question and demand that more be done to … Continue reading

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Jewelry Industry Works With Pure Earth Against Toxic Gold

                        Do you know where the gold in your jewelry and electronics come from? About 10% to 25% of the world’s total gold supply comes from artisanal gold mining, the leading … Continue reading

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What’s the Connection Between Your Jewelry and Contaminated Fish?

How is the jewelry you wear and the iPhone you use connected with contaminated fish you may find on your plates? The answer is gold. Artisanal, small-scale gold mining is the leading cause of mercury pollution in the world, accounting for … Continue reading

Global Brain Trust Quantifying Economic And Health Costs Of Pollution

The latest WHO report released this week —  Preventing disease through healthy environments: a global assessment of the burden of disease from environmental risks” — is key in helping the world understand that the leading global public health threat has shifted … Continue reading

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Project Highlights 2015: A String Of Firsts

Over the past year, we have started to finally see a shift connecting the silos that have kept efforts on the environment, health and development in separate disciplines. The catalyst for much of this progress has come from the creation … Continue reading

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Fact Sheet: Mercury and Health

From the WHO Fact Sheet on Mercury and Health Key facts Mercury is a naturally occurring element that is found in air, water and soil. Exposure to mercury – even small amounts – may cause serious health problems, and is … Continue reading

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Wishing for a soccer field that does not kill

Blacksmith is launching the cleanup of a lead-contaminated soccer field in Cinangka, Indonesia, so that children in the village can play without being poisoned. The project, starting this month, is being undertaken with GAHP’s help in collaboration with the Indonesian … Continue reading

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