Solve pollution. Save lives. Protect the planet.

For 25 years, our teams around the globe have been working to achieve a world where all, especially children, are able to live healthy lives and reach their full potential, free from exposure to toxic pollution.

Explore our project work via the interactive project map

View country-specific efforts via an archive of Country Project Pages

Learn about our Global Lead Program and our Global Lead Mercury Program

Browse the world’s largest Toxic Site Identification Program (TSIP) database

Read our project principles

How Pure Earth Prioritizes Locations

Pure Earth prioritizes locations for long-term investment based on quantitative and qualitative factors. We start with a quantitative assessment of the “need case” across countries. Since Pure Earth works on lead and mercury, we analyze the need case for both chemicals. Pure Earth may ultimately prioritize a country based on the need case for either lead or mercury, and thus orient the country office portfolio toward that chemical (e.g. our Bangladesh and India offices work only on lead). In some cases, there is a strong case for working on both. Learn more about how Pure Earth prioritizes locations.