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Preserving Mexico’s Pottery Tradition, Without Toxic Lead

Recently, I had the opportunity to represent my home, New York, in a place that has long held great meaning to my upbringing–Mexico. I traveled to La Roma (the city made famous in the Oscar-winning movie of the same name) … Continue reading


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Bangladesh: Workshop Brings Consensus; Launches Unparalleled Unified Response To Lead Poisoning Crisis

  “From today, I declare that I am taking cognizance of this issue and we shall frame projects so that we can drive the eradication of lead exposures as soon as possible.” — Ahmed Shamim Al Razi, Ministry of Environment, … Continue reading


Identifying Childhood Lead Poisoning in the Philippines

This post was originally published in USAID’s Urban Links. Larah Ibañez was preparing a report on childhood lead poisoning for the government of the Philippines earlier this year when she discovered that the country’s Expanded National Nutrition Survey (ENNS), conducted … Continue reading


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


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


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