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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

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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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Notes From The Field:
In Bihar, Toxic Lead 150 Times Over Limit

This man is “cooking” lead by the side of a busy road. This is a fairly common scene in Hajipur, home to many of the 40 informal and unregulated recyclers of used lead-acid batteries (ULAB) in Bihar, India. In this densely … Continue reading

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In Bihar, Toxic Lead 150 Times Over Limit

What Does Flint, Michigan, and Kabwe, Zambia, Have In Common?

What does Flint, Michigan, and Kabwe, Zambia, have in common?  The answer is lead poisoning. Recently, NPR’s Goats and Soda program spoke with Pure Earth President Richard Fuller to get his take on the lead-contaminated water supply in Flint and how … Continue reading

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Lake Titicaca Cleanup – Bolivia And Peru Pledges $500 Million

A milestone has been reached in the long struggle to clean up the famed Lake Titicaca. Bolivia and Peru have agreed to provide more than $500 million to manage the lake’s recovery through 2025. This is great news. Pollution of the lake … Continue reading

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Year In Review:
Lead Free Homes For The First Time In 100 Years

Of the many cleanups we conducted in 2015, our work in Kabwe, Zambia, was one of the highlights. Last year, thanks to private donations from supporters, Pure Earth’s team was able to return to Kabwe to start cleaning up one of the “World’s … Continue reading

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Lead Free Homes For The First Time In 100 Years

Photo Essay
Mexico: Changing A Beautiful, Yet Toxic, Tradition

AN URGENT CALL IN THE NIGHT Earlier this year, Sandra Gualtero, Pure Earth’s regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean, received a late-night email labelled “URGENT.” It was from a nurse in Mexico who had just discovered a newborn baby with … Continue reading

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Notes From The Field: Walking A Day To Seek Change In Kabwe

Joe Hayes, a hydrogeologist from the US, is a volunteer member of Pure Earth’s technical advisory board. Joe just returned from Kabwe, Zambia where he is helping to manage the cleanup of the lead-contaminated neighborhood of Chowa. “People in Kabwe … Continue reading

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