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Pure Earth Economic Calculator Predicts Cost of Inaction to Chemicals Exposure Across Africa

Among the top ten countries with the highest rates of death attributed to pollution, six of them are in Africa, according to the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution. Africa also suffers from a high incidence of DALYs (Disability-Adjusted Life … Continue reading

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Azerbaijan: Defusing a 25-Ton Pollution “Time Bomb” Near A School in Ujar

This report is from Rovshan Abbasov from Pure Earth Azerbaijan. —- Many people call pollution a slow-moving time bomb. It works not only slowly but also cuts deeply. A place with pollution is useless in every way. Living with pollution … Continue reading

Bangladesh: Mobilizing Tea Workers To Fight Pollution

Earlier this year, Pure Earth Bangladesh and a local partner, We Are Friends For Human (WAFFH), hosted workshops on the harmful effects of pollution on human health. The workshops were primarily attended by tea estate workers, a marginalized, multi-ethnic group, … Continue reading

Think Tank Report Recommends Support For Pure Earth

In a new report, think tank Rethink Priorities acknowledges Pure Earth as the “largest organization working on lead exposure,” and recommends Pure Earth as a leading organization with effective solutions. The Global Lead Exposure Report from researchers David Bernard and … Continue reading

Investigating and Mapping Mercury Contamination in Colombia

When Pure Earth investigators visited a gold ore processing plant in the Colombian town of Remedios, they found dangerous levels of mercury in the air. This plant was nestled in an urban area, alongside a school, market, and church, endangering … Continue reading

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