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20 Years of Pollution Solutions Countdown

  Over the past 20 years, Pure Earth has cleaned up over 120 polluted communities in 24 countries, identified over 4000 toxic hotspots in 50 countries, and impacted the lives of over 5 million people (including 1 million children). Here … Continue reading

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Lead Poisoning Affects Over 1 Million Children in Mexico; Pottery is Main Cause

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

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VIDEO: “Why I Give” – Donors Explain Why They Support Pure Earth

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 to Pure Earth. Watch their video testimonies below. Thank you … Continue reading

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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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Success By The Numbers

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

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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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Pollution and Climate Change – Twin Threats With Shared Sources, Solutions

Pollution and climate change are twin threats, or as the UN puts it, two sides of the same coin. If we solve pollution, we will not only impact climate change, but also save lives now. For too long, pollution and … Continue reading

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Children’s Lead Levels Fall 42% Following Cleanup in Kathgora, Bangladesh

When we returned to the small village of Kathgora, Bangladesh, just months after our remediation work, we found to our delight that the impact was already measurable in the healthier children we saw. Before our cleanup, tests of 75 children … Continue reading

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Ukraine: Chernobyl and Radikal

This summer, Pure Earth’s head of research, Dr. Jack Caravanos, visited Ukraine with his students from NYU’s College of Public Health. In addition to Chernobyl, probably the best-known polluted site in the country, Dr. Caravanos also met with Pure Earth’s … Continue reading

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Madagascar: United in Soccer and Pollution Cleanup

Andrew McCartor, Pure Earth’s director of global policy and planning, traveled to Madagascar to lead a meeting organized by UNICEF that brought together over 66 representatives from more than 34 agencies, organizations and businesses to discuss the country’s pollution challenges … Continue reading

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