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Release of report “The World’s Worst Pollution Problems 2016: The Toxics Beneath Our Feet,”  Issued by Pure Earth and Green Cross Switzerland
Teleconference: Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 9:00 AM EST


The release of the new report, “The World’s Worst Pollution Problems 2016: The Toxics Beneath Our Feet,” from the nonprofit Pure Earth and Green Cross Switzerland.

The new report updates our previous list of the top ten polluting industries, which collectively put over 32 million people at risk and account for seven to 16 million Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) in low- and middle-income countries.

The report will be available for download after the teleconference at, where you can also read past reports.


Over the past decade, this annual series of reports has identified and drawn attention to the worst, and most dangerously polluted places on the planet, while documenting and quantifying the startling health and environmental impacts of this neglected global problem.

Despite its toll, not enough worldwide attention is being paid to the poisoned poor. This report is part of the effort to highlight the latest data on toxic pollution’s global impact.


Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at 9:00 AM EST

You must pre-register for the teleconference to receive the call-in number. Email [email protected] with “WWPP Teleconference 2016” in the subject line or call 212.870.3490. Please provide your name, email and phone, and affiliation. You will be contacted with teleconference details.


  • Richard Fuller – President, Pure Earth
  • Dr. Jack Caravanos – DrPH, CIH, Professor, NYU College of Global Public Health; Research Director, Pure Earth
  • David Hanrahan – MSc, Senior Technical Advisor, Pure Earth
  • Dr. Stephan Robinson – Green Cross Switzerland


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