The Global Burden of Disease from Lead Pollution.
1 in 3 of the world’s children—as many as 800 million globally—have elevated lead levels at or above the WHO threshold and US CDC action level of 5 μg/dL.
Lead poisoning is on the rise. The global death rate attributable to lead exposures has increased by 21% since 1990—rising steadily even after most countries phased lead out of gasoline.
What does the global lead poisoning crisis mean for children? Why are lead exposures on the rise? Find out what Pure Earth is doing around the world to protect children, and what more can be done. Click below to read and download the two-page lead fact sheet: