Solve pollution. Save lives. Protect the planet.

Established in 1999, Pure Earth is a pioneer in developing evidence-based solutions to lead and mercury pollution and exposure. Guided by our commitment to transparency, collaboration, impact measurement and technical excellence, Pure Earth works with partners around the world to sustainably address the root causes of lead and mercury pollution.


A world where all, especially children, are able to live healthy lives and reach their full potential, free from exposure to toxic pollution. Pure Earth partners with governments, communities and industry leaders to identify and implement solutions that stop toxic exposures, protect health, and restore environments.


Lead and mercury are two of the most prevalent pollutants in low- and middle-income countries, and pose a greater risk than all other Top Ten Chemicals of Concern identified by WHO. Because of widespread exposure, both toxicants have a significant impact on the trajectory of societies, causing disability, death, IQ loss, increased violence, restricted futures for poisoned children, and cardiovascular disease in adults.


Based on our mission and track record of success, Pure Earth has received support and guidance from key international institutions including the United Nations (UNEP, UNDP, UNICEF), the European Commission, the World Bank, U.S. Agency for International Development as well as global funders including GiveWell, Oak Foundation, Takeda and Clarios Foundation.

Timeline of Key Accomplishments