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Lead Poisoning in Newborns: The Story Of Baby X in Mexico

Lead Poisoning Study: 300 mothers and their newborns In 2015, Pure Earth worked with the National Institute of Public Health (INSP) in Mexico on the first-ever effort to detect and measure exposure to lead poisoning at a state level in … Continue reading

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From Mexico To Brazil – Sharing Solutions To A Shared Pollution Problem

When Pure Earth visited Maragogipinho, a village in the town of Aratuípe in Brazil, in 2017 as part of the Toxic Sites Identification Program (TSIP), the team found lead concentrations in the soil as high as 44,500 ppm (the EPA level … Continue reading

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Dinner Served On 960 Pieces Of Lead-Free Pottery Sends Urgent Message Across Mexico

[Read a version of this story in Spanish.] At this year’s Festival Internacional Cervantino, one of the most important arts and cultural events in Latin America, a dinner designed to showcase the culinary culture of Morelos state became a milestone in the fight against … Continue reading

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Alerting Local Researchers To Mexico’s National Lead Problem

Mexico’s 500-year old tradition of using toxic lead-glazes in pottery is a problem that continues to plague residents to this day. In our paper “Blood Lead Levels in Mexico and Pediatric Burden of Disease Implications,” published in the Annals of Global … Continue reading

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Want lead-free food? Visit the first “Barro Aprobado” restaurant in Mexico

Across Mexico every day, millions of meals served in homes and restaurants come with an extra, unseen ingredient — toxic lead. Want lead-free food? The Casa de Campo restaurant, housed in a 260 year-old building in Cuernavaca’s historic downtown in Morelos state, is … Continue reading

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Homero Aridjis’ Heartfelt Plea For A Lead-Free Mexico

Renowned poet, novelist and environmental activist Homero Aridjis has long been an active and eloquent voice for Mexico.  We are honored that he is speaking out in support of our recently-launched Barro Aprobado project to solve one of Mexico’s most critical, yet unknown … Continue reading

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Fact Sheet: Mexico’s 500-year-old problem (Infographic)

Up to 20% of Mexicans have elevated blood level levels. This is from the use of traditional Mexican pottery—the colorful plates, pots and other wares that you see in almost every home and restaurant in the country. Traditional Mexican pottery has been … Continue reading

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