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India: Understanding Lead Poisoning Prevalence And What To Do To Protect India’s Children

India: Understanding Lead Poisoning Prevalence And What To Do To Protect India’s Children

Nov 15 , 2022

Pure Earth India, in collaboration with TERI - The Energy and Resources Institute, organized a seminar on “Understanding Lead Poisoning Prevalence in India” on 11th October 2022 to present The Toxic Truth and review a report from NITI Aayog “Assessment.

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Listen: What If Childhood Lead Poisoning was a Global Priority?

Listen: What If Childhood Lead Poisoning was a Global Priority?

Nov 09 , 2022

Globally, one in three children –up to 800 million–have blood lead levels that are higher than deemed safe by the World Health Organization. Despite clear evidence of harm, many countries do not have sufficient capacity to monitor or regulate lead.

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Pure Earth Makes Global Waves During International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Pure Earth Makes Global Waves During International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Oct 30 , 2022

On October 20, just days before we launched our global outreach for International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (ILPPW), we received word that Pure Earth President Richard Fuller was being recognized as one of Vox's Future Perfect 50, honoring individuals building a more perfect future. In.

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Pure Earth President Is Named to “Future Perfect 50” List of People  Building A Better Future

Pure Earth President Is Named to “Future Perfect 50” List of People Building A Better Future

Oct 20 , 2022

Pure Earth's Founder and President Richard Fuller has been included in the #FuturePerfect50 list from Vox, recognizing "The scientists, thinkers, scholars, writers, and activists building a more perfect future."  Reporter and Vox editor Bryan Walsh has followed Pure Earth's work.

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Peru: Innovative Research on Reforestation Helps Gold Miners Bring Back Life To Damaged Rainforest

Peru: Innovative Research on Reforestation Helps Gold Miners Bring Back Life To Damaged Rainforest

Sep 30 , 2022

NOTE: September 2022--Recent high profile news reports about gold mining in the Peruvian Amazon, such as this NBC story--"Paradise Lost: The weight of gold"--are bringing fresh attention to the problem of mercury pollution and deforestation. Our latest report from the.

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Ghana: Pure Earth School Clubs in Ghana: Where Children Learn about Pollution to Safeguard Their Future

Ghana: Pure Earth School Clubs in Ghana: Where Children Learn about Pollution to Safeguard Their Future

Aug 01 , 2022

The Pure Earth Club is a school club comprised of students who are being taught and nurtured to love their environment and to protect it through the reduction of pollution, not only by words but by action. They are supervised.

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Pollution is a Continuous Threat to Global Planetary Health

Pollution is a Continuous Threat to Global Planetary Health

Jul 20 , 2022

Five years ago, the landmark report from the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health brought the issue of pollution to the world’s attention. For the first time, the report quantified the true toll of pollution on the human population. Approximately.

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Colombia: Pure Earth Selected as Finalist in $1 Million Challenge to Reduce Mercury in the Amazon

Colombia: Pure Earth Selected as Finalist in $1 Million Challenge to Reduce Mercury in the Amazon

Jun 13 , 2022

Out of 121 applicants from 22 countries, a team from Pure Earth Colombia has emerged as one of the top 13 finalists selected for a $1 million challenge prize to protect the Amazon from impacts of artisanal and small-scale gold.

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Progress Report on Pollution and Health Captures Global Attention

Progress Report on Pollution and Health Captures Global Attention

May 19 , 2022

  The new report, "Pollution and health: a progress update," recently published in the Lancet Planetary Health journal, is capturing the world's attention with its sobering look at the state of the global pollution crisis. New data in the report updates findings from.

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Republic of Georgia: Solving the Mystery of Widespread Lead Poisoning in Georgian Children

Republic of Georgia: Solving the Mystery of Widespread Lead Poisoning in Georgian Children

May 03 , 2022

In 2019, the Republic of Georgia faced a childhood lead poisoning crisis.  A national survey had revealed that 41% of children ages 2-7 in the country had blood lead levels at or above 5 μg/dL (the level at which the.

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Responsible Jewellery Council Helps Pave The Way To Mercury-Free Gold Supply For The Industry

Responsible Jewellery Council Helps Pave The Way To Mercury-Free Gold Supply For The Industry

Apr 10 , 2022

In the Peruvian Amazon, Pure Earth is working to train artisanal miners in mercury-free techniques and in reforestation to restore areas of the rainforest damaged by mining. We're doing all this with the help of a key partner--the jewelry industry,.

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Indonesia: Meet Our All-Female Team of Pollution Investigators

Indonesia: Meet Our All-Female Team of Pollution Investigators

Mar 24 , 2022

In 2021, Pure Earth worked with one of the leading universities in Indonesia to recruit young graduates for the Toxic Sites Identification Program (TSIP), which trains pollution investigators around the world to identify, assess and document contaminated sites in their.

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Peru: A Mining Association in the Amazon Learns the Art of Mercury-free Gold

Peru: A Mining Association in the Amazon Learns the Art of Mercury-free Gold

Feb 10 , 2022

In a remote mining corridor in Peru, a mining association called AMATAF is on a mission to change the face of gold mining in the Amazon. [caption id="attachment_19667" align="alignnone" width="600"] Land degraded by gold mining can be seen in the.

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2021 Highlights: The Milestones We Reached, Work Accomplished

2021 Highlights: The Milestones We Reached, Work Accomplished

Feb 09 , 2022

Pure Earth reached several milestones in 2021, including critical recognition as the most effective organization working today to solve the global childhood lead poisoning crisis! We are especially proud of this as it reflects the hard work put in by the.

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Keeping Pollution Out Of Our Kitchens: <br> Pure Earth Advises US Regulators on Toxic Baby Food, Pushes Action To Protect Food Supply

Keeping Pollution Out Of Our Kitchens:
Pure Earth Advises US Regulators on Toxic Baby Food, Pushes Action To Protect Food Supply

Jan 12 , 2022

Take a look at what’s in your kitchen right now. Research has shown that a wide array of products, from baby food to spices, tuna and frozen pizzas, even those from well-known brands and organic labels, contain toxic heavy metals.

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Pure Earth and Partners Generate Global Momentum During International Lead Poisoning and Prevention Week

Pure Earth and Partners Generate Global Momentum During International Lead Poisoning and Prevention Week

Dec 16 , 2021

Each October, the World Health Organization (WHO) puts the focus on toxic lead during International Lead Poisoning and Prevention Week (ILPPW). This year, Pure Earth offices around the world participated in the global campaign by organizing a series of events.

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Republic of Georgia: Pure Earth Supports National Effort to Eliminate Lead from Homes

Republic of Georgia: Pure Earth Supports National Effort to Eliminate Lead from Homes

Oct 13 , 2021

In 2020, Pure Earth investigators unraveled the mystery of widespread lead poisoning in Georgian children. They traced the problem to contaminated spices. The source of the problem, Pure Earth and partners discovered, was lead chromate, a dye added to spices to.

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