With over 200,000 Indonesians dying each year from pollution-related diseases, pollution has a huge health cost in Indonesia. From informal Used Lead Acid Batteries recycling operations to artisanal gold mining, there are many sources of contamination. Pure Earth’s work in Indonesia focuses on identifying where the worst pollution is through our TSIP initiative, and then implementing solutions where possible. From training gold miners to use mercury-free techniques, to remediating a lead-contaminated soccer field where children play, Pure Earth is working in communities to improve the health and well being of children and families.
Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health- Indonesia Summary
Pollution is responsible for 13.5% of deaths in Indonesia. Learn more about how pollution affects health and the economy in Indonesia by reading the Indonesia Summary Report, based on the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health.
Project Completion Reports
- Urban Revitalization Through Mitigating Toxic Wastes Report
- ASGM Mercury-Free Technology Report
- Cinangka- Encapsulation of Lead Contaminated Soccer Field Report
- Projects in Progress
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Read more about our work in Indonesia at The Pollution Blog
- Breaking the Cycle of Extreme Lead Poisoning in Pesarean, Indonesia (May 2016)
- Notes From the Field: Testing a Playground, School, and Homes for Toxic Lead (Sept 2016)
- (VIDEO) Indonesian Gold Miners May Have Found a Key To Reducing Mercury Emissions (June 2015)
- Wishing for a Soccer Field That Does Not Poison (Aug 2013)
- Pollution Cleanup Gets Serious in Indonesia (July 2013)