dermal exposure from smelting
inhalation of smelting fumes
Geology Department of the Dhaka University; Department of Environment, Ministry of Environment and Forests
The project focuses on risk mitigation work at a former informal ULAB site in a village setting. It is accomplish through soil blending, scraping, and capping, and is supplemented by house cleaning, community education, and blood testing. A Pure Earth team of investigators in Bangladesh assessed and confirmed lead pollution at 94 sites in just four provinces of Bangladesh. Work is being done to develop a national plan to address widespread lead-contamination and secure co-financing for cleanups. Scroll below to read more about our work in Bangladesh in The Pollution Blog.