Pure Earth has been working in Bolivia since 2013, when the TSIP training was launched there. Since then, Pure Earth has continued to identify toxic sites throughout the country. Upon realizing that artisanal miners were using large quantities of toxic mercury to separate out gold, Pure Earth began a program training artisanal gold miners to incorporate mercury-free techniques. With artisanal mining causing over a third of global mercury pollution, these interventions have huge potential for reducing global mercury pollution.
Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health- Bolivia Summary
Pollution is responsible for 11.5% of deaths in Bolivia. Learn more about how pollution affects health and the economy in Bolivia by reading the Bolivia Summary Report, based on the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health.
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Read more about our work in Bolivia in The Pollution Blog: