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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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Colombia Lead Poisoning: A Clean, Lead-Free Mattress For His Birthday

Alejandro celebrated his 13th birthday recently with a new mattress, but what he received was a potential lifetime of safe and sound sleep. He is one of about 50 children living near a lead smelter in Malambo, Colombia, who we found … Continue reading

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Colombia Lead Poisoning: Helping Children Break Free in Malambo

This post is by Charlie Espinosa, Pure Earth intern for Latin America. A 2014 study conducted by Universidad Naciónal de Colombia revealed high lead levels in all students attending La Bonga Elementary School. Located in Malambo, Colombia, the school sits in … Continue reading

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