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Media Advisory

Release of 2015 World’s Worst Pollution Problems Report From Pure Earth and Green Cross Switzerland – “The New Top Six Toxic Threats: A Priority List for Remediation”

U.S. Teleconference : Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 10 AM EST

WHAT: The release of the tenth report in The World’s Worst Pollution Problems series – “The New Top Six Toxic Threats: A Priority List for Remediation” – issued by the nonprofit Pure Earth and Green Cross Switzerland. The new report updates the top six toxic threats from 2010, with some surprising changes in 2015.

The report spotlights six pollutants—common around the globe—that pose an outsized and preventable threat to human health. These toxins affect the health of more than 80 million people resulting in serious illness, especially in children.

The report will be available for download after the teleconference at, where you can also read past reports.

WHY: Toxic pollution remains one of the biggest global threats to human health and the environment – killing one in seven people in low- and middle-income countries. Out of 8.9 million people killed by pollution worldwide in 2012, 8.4 million lived in the developing world. Despite its toll, not enough worldwide attention is being paid to the poisoned poor. This report is part of the effort to raise awareness about this global killer, and to show that pollution is a problem that can be solved.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 20, 2015, at 10:00 AM EST

You must pre-register for the teleconference by Monday, October 19th to receive the call-in number. Email [email protected] with “WWPP Teleconference 2015” in the subject line or call 212.870.3490. Please provide your name, email and phone, and affiliation. You will be contacted with teleconference details.


  • Richard Fuller – President, Pure Earth
  • Dr. Jack Caravanos, DrPH, CIH, Research Director, Pure Earth
  • David Hanrahan, MSc, Senior Technical Advisor, Pure Earth
  • Dr. Stephan Robinson – Green Cross Switzerland


[email protected], 212.870.3490

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