Press Announcements:

The World’s Top Six Toxic Threats Affect 95 Million People, Steal 14.7 Million Years of Life At Contaminated Sites, Oct. 20, 2015

Media Alert: Release of 2015 World’s Worst Pollution Problems Report From Pure Earth and Green Cross Switzerland – “The New Top Six Toxic Threats: A Priority List for Remediation”, October 14, 2015

Global Alliance Launches Commission on Pollution, Health and Development To Address Largest Cause of Death in Developing Countries, Oct 1, 2015

Newly Published, “The Brown Agenda: My Mission To Clean Up The World’s Most Life-Threatening Pollution”, By Pure Earth Founder, Richard Fuller, Makes Amazon “Hot New Release” List, August 11, 2015

Blacksmith Institute Announces Name Change, March 10, 2015

New Report Highlights Top Ten Cleanups Saving Lives and Health of Millions, Jan. 27, 2014

MEDIA ALERT – New Report: Top Ten Countries Turning the Corner on Toxic Pollution – 2014/2015, Jan, 27, 2014

New research shows nearly half the children in Mexico impacted by lead poisoning, at risk for Mild Mental Retardation and other serious health impacts; lead exposure from pottery is the principal cause. (Spanish-language version), Dec. 11, 2014

Journal of Health and Pollution Gives Voice to Researchers from Underrepresented Countries, Nov. 26, 2014

Change and Hope Comes To Agbogbloshie: Africa’s Largest E-waste Dump Begins Transformation to Model Recycling Center, Oct. 22, 2014

New Analysis Points To Pollution As The Largest Cause of Death in Low- and Middle-Income Countries; Global Alliance Urges Higher Priority For Comprehensive Approach to Pollution in SDGs, June 13, 2014

GAHP, Global Alliance on Health and Pollution, to release new analysis showing combined sources of pollution are the top cause of death in the developing world, killing more than 10 million per year, yet the draft of the new Sustainable Development Goals on Health downplays the issue, June 9, 2014

“Slumdog Millionaire” Actor/Activist DEV PATEL Launches “Pure Earth” Campaign with Blacksmith Institute, Explains Urgent Need To Fight Toxic Pollution Threatening Poor Children, April 28, 2014  (Related:  Q&A with Dev Patel )

Dev Patel

Dev Patel and Freida Pinto at the inaugural PURE EARTH benefit gala in NYC on April 26, 2014.

New Report Cites the World’s Worst Polluted Places: Top Ten Toxic Threats in 2013: Cleanup, Progress, and Ongoing Challenges, Nov. 4, 2013

HSBC and Blacksmith Institute Partner for a New MMORS Project, Aug. 29, 2013

Children Living Near Toxic Waste Sites in Developing Countries May Experience Higher Blood Lead Levels Resulting in Lower IQ, May 6, 2013

Toxic Waste Sites Cause ‘Healthy Years of Life Lost’, May 4, 2013

New Pollution Report Measures Global Health Impact Across 49 Countries; Reveals Pollution To Be Critical Threat On Par With Malaria, TB; Identifies Top Ten Toxic Industries Responsible. 2012 World’s Worst Pollution Problems Report Released by Blacksmith Institute and Green Cross Switzerland, Oct 23, 2012

New Global Alliance Seeks to Tackle Toxic Pollution Hotspots, July 30, 2012

Blacksmith China Steps Forward With Establishment of Local Technical Advisory Board, Feb. 15, 2012

Helping Countries Tackle “Orphaned” Toxic Pollution Sites – the focus of World Bank Grant to Blacksmith Institute, Dec. 12, 2011

New Report Is First to Quantify Health Impacts From World’s Worst Toxic Pollution Problems; Report Identifies Top Pollution Problems and Sources; Reveals Surprising Finding About Corporations and Pollution, Nov. 9, 2011

Blacksmith Institute Honored With Green Star Award For Work In Environmental Emergencies; Award Recognizes Heroes Working in Disasters and Other Emergencies, May 18, 2011

Green Star Award






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