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Pure Earth’s Global Mercury Program:
Success By The Numbers

Pure Earth’s Global Mercury Program works around the world to eliminate mercury use and clean up contaminated sites to reduce mercury poisoning and protect the health of communities, especially children. Since artisanal and small-scale (ASGM) gold mining is responsible for … Continue reading


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Survey Confirms Over 1 Million Children With Elevated Lead Levels In Mexico; Pottery Is Main Source

What is the true scope of child lead poisoning in Mexico? For the first time, we have a clearer picture, thanks to a national health survey conducted by the National Institute of Public Health (INSP) in Mexico, and a report, … Continue reading


Giving Tuesday: Why I Give

Giving Tuesday this year is Dec. 3, 2019. This year, we asked some of our most ardent supporters–including Bobbie Lloyd, chief baking officer of the world famous Magnolia Bakery, and designer Ammar Belal–to tell us why they give. We hope … Continue reading


Brazil: Helping The Potters of Maragogipinho Go Lead Free

In May 2018, Pure Earth held a lead-free workshop for nine potters in Maragogipinho, Brazil. This was an important first step in helping a community, where some residents had blood lead levels as much as 15 times above the EPA’s level … Continue reading


Colombia Lead Poisoning: More Children Can Now Sleep Safely With Lead-Free Mattresses

Imagine sleeping on lead-soaked mattresses. For years, parents in Malambo, Colombia, didn’t know that their children were sleeping on poison. Surround by five lead smelters, Malambo was heavily contaminated with lead. Over the years, lead had polluted the ground, settled … Continue reading


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