Villagers at Klity Creek in Thailand, where Pure Earth found lead contamination.
Over one in ten people in Thailand die prematurely as a result of exposure to pollution. To address this problem, Pure Earth and the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP) have launched a Health and Pollution Action Plan (HPAP) in Thailand. HPAP is a joint program between relevant national ministries in Thailand, Pure Earth, and GAHP to analyze pollution challenges and advance concrete actions to reduce impacts on public health. In early 2019, Pure Earth will deliver a draft of the HPAP document to the Thai government. Pure Earth will provide continued support for implementation of recommended policies and programs, and for proposal drafting after the reports are validated.
Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health- Thailand Summary
Pollution is responsible for 11.2% of deaths in Thailand. Learn more about how pollution affects health and the economy in the country by reading the Thailand Summary Report, based on the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health.
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