Pollutants, particularly in the air, reduce lung function, increase asthma rates and damage our immune systems–all risk factors for Covid-19. By implementing pollution solutions, we can all save lives and help make communities around the world healthier and more resilient in the face of public health crises like COVID-19.
- Pure Earth President Richard Fuller will discuss pollution’s global health impacts and the unexamined connection between COVID-19 and pollution.
- Pollution experts from Pure Earth India, Peru & Africa will tell us about their environmental health projects that are improving people’s lives.
- Dr. Jack Caravanos, Professor at NYU’s School of Global Public Health and Pure Earth’s Director of Research, will answer your COVID-19 questions in real time.
Tackling Childhood Lead Poisoning Webinar:
Topic: Tackling Childhood Lead Poisoning in India – Millions of the world’s children have lead poisoning. Substandard and informal recycling of lead-acid batteries is a primary source. The good news is that solutions exist and Pure Earth is implementing them around the world. Learn about our ground-breaking work in India.
Speakers: Promila Sharma, India Country Coordinator, Richard Fuller, Pure Earth’s President and Dr. Jack Caravanos, Clinical Professor at NYU’s School of Global Public Health
Protecting the Peruvian Amazon Webinar:
Topic: Protecting the Peruvian Amazon – Artisanal small-scale gold mining (ASGM) provides needed income for millions, but when done improperly degrades the natural environment and negatively affects the health of miners, their families and people around the globe. Learn about our work restoring the Amazon and preventing mercury use in mining in Peru.
Speakers: France Cabanillas, Peru Country Coordinator, Richard Fuller, Pure Earth’s President and Dr. Jack Caravanos, Clinical Professor at NYU’s School of Global Public Health
(due to technical difficulties, the beginning of this webinar featuring Rich Fuller was not recorded. However, his introduction on pollution can be viewed at the start of the other two webinars.)
Pandemic, Pollution, & Solutions Webinar:
Topic: Pollution, Pandemic & Solutions – Pollution is responsible for over 9 million deaths every year. The majority of these deaths occur in low-and middle-income countries. Learn about the response and resiliency in some of the world’s poorest places such as Madagascar and Senegal to both Covid-19 and pollution.
Speakers: Judith St. Fort, Pure Earth’s Regional Director for Africa, Richard Fuller, Pure Earth’s President and Dr. Jack Caravanos, Clinical Professor at NYU’s School of Global Public Health