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India’s Lead Problem: More Than Just Instant Noodles

Earlier this month, there was a lead poisoning scare involving a brand of instant noodles manufactured in India. The company promptly pulled the product and samples were sent to the Maharashtra Food and Drugs Administration for testing. The results – … Continue reading

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(UPDATE) Transforming Agbogbloshie: From Toxic Dump Into Model Recycling Center

  UPDATE: June 2015 It has been eight months since Pure Earth opened the e-waste recycling center with automated wire-stripping units. We have been assessing what is working and what is not, as we enter the next phase of the project. … Continue reading

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(VIDEO) In Their Backyards, Indonesian Gold Miners May Have Found Key To Reducing Mercury Emissions

Read the story on Medium. In Manado, at the picturesque tip of North Sulewesi in remote Indonesia, local artisanal gold miners may have found, in their backyards, the key to reducing mercury emissions.  Across Indonesia, you can see roofs of houses … Continue reading

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A Toxic Beach in Azerbaijan Gets Cleaned Up, Solar Baths Become Safer

Read the story on Medium. This summer, when families return to stake out their spot in the sun along the coast of the Caspian sea in Sumgait, Azerbaijan, there will be one crucial difference. The beach will no longer be toxic, and … Continue reading

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Nigeria: New Outbreak of Lead Poisoning

 “At the hospital, he looked fine but behaved like he was losing his mind… In the evening of the same day, his fever became severe. He was restless. He later started jerking seriously with his eyes turning, and that was how … Continue reading

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Applications Now Open: Fourth AuthorAid/Pure Earth Course in Research Writing

Calling all researchers. Are you looking to improve your skills in writing papers for peer-reviewed scientific journals? Do you have a draft of a scientific paper you are preparing for publication? Are you a citizen of, and is your research related … Continue reading

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Alerting Local Researchers To Mexico’s National Lead Problem

Mexico’s 500-year old tradition of using toxic lead-glazes in pottery is a problem that continues to plague residents to this day. In our paper “Blood Lead Levels in Mexico and Pediatric Burden of Disease Implications,” published in the prestigious Annals of … Continue reading

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Usher, will.i.am, Fall Out Boy, and Others Rally 250,000… and Pure Earth

Usher, No Doubt, Mary J. Blige, Fall Out Boy, Common, Train, My Morning Jacket and others rallied an estimated 250,000 people on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on April 18 in a day-long Earth Day concert organized by the … Continue reading

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SNAPSHOTS OF PROGRESS: 2014

What did we do in 2014? We are glad to report that it was a great year of progress in the fight against toxic pollution. Here’s why: Out In The Global Field – Asia, Africa, Central Asia/Eastern Europe, Latin America … Continue reading

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Focus on Research in Developing World: “We are missing the full picture”

  Over the past few years, Blacksmith Institute for a Pure Earth has embarked on a broad effort to expand research and understanding about the issue of toxic pollution, especially its damaging impact in low and middle-income countries, where pollution is the … Continue reading

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