Author Archives: M. Sim

Partnering To Solve A Global Childhood Menace: Lead

Pollution investigators from Pure Earth’s Toxic Sites Identification Program (TSIP) have been busy finding and assessing contaminated communities around the world for over a decade. Of all the pollutants they find, there’s one they keep coming across again and again … Continue reading

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Pure Earth Collaborates On Jewelry Collection To Fight Pollution

“As sustainable fashion becomes a necessity, designers and organizations dedicated to conservation are joining forces. In the past, Pure Earth has made headlines by working in some of the world’s poorest communities to combat toxic pollution, a problem linked directly … Continue reading

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Helping Communities Hard Hit By COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit many of the poor communities we work with especially hard.  In Mexico, for example, the potters we trained to use lead-free glaze in their traditional ceramics are now facing hardship because they cannot go out … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Story: Hope in Kathgora, Bangladesh

This year, mothers in Kathgora, Bangladesh, have a big reason to celebrate–they know that their children are healthier today than they were a year ago. That’s because their children’s blood lead levels (BLL) have been almost cut in half following … Continue reading

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N95 Masks Used For Toxic Pollution Cleanup Donated To Hospitals Amidst Pandemic

We know how critical PPE (personal protective equipment) is from our toxic pollution cleanup work around the world. Pure Earth team members often wear a combination of N95 masks, hazmat suits, gloves, and other protection out in the field when … Continue reading

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“Quarantine” Q&A Webinars Tap Pure Earth’s Global Network Of Public Health Experts

In response to the covid-19 pandemic, Pure Earth’s “Quarantine” Q&A webinar series has been offering insights and analysis from our extensive network of colleagues and friends in public health around the world. It is one way we are sharing our … Continue reading

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We Will Get Through This Together – Our Global Team Responds To The Pandemic

The global coronavirus pandemic has made one thing clear — we are a global family. No matter where you live, we all call this planet home. We will get through this together. Until we can gather again in person, please … Continue reading

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How Are You Doing? Statement from Pure Earth President Richard Fuller

Greetings from New York, where we are entering our second week of social distancing, and now a statewide lockdown. We closely followed news of covid-19 as it spread through Asia, Europe, and now the U.S., and we are experiencing the … Continue reading

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Activating Communities To Solve Pollution

Pure Earth kicked off its important global community outreach project on February 19th in Colombia, covered by the country’s premier news station, generating excitement at all levels, from the Ministry of Health to local NGOs working with indigenous people. “The … Continue reading

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Pure Earth’s Head of Research Co-Writes Textbook On Global Environmental Health

Do not be saddened by stories of polluted places or diseased communities. Rather, let it motivate you to build your skills, clean up the environment, and make an impact on global health. — Dr. Jack Caravanos Congratulations to Dr. Jack … Continue reading

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