Pure Earth
Formerly known as Blacksmith Institute, Pure Earth's mission is to identify and clean up the poorest communities throughout the developing world where high concentrations of toxins have devastating health effects. Toxic pollutants affect the health of more than 200 million people worldwide. The number of people affected is comparable to HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria. Yet pollution is one of the most underreported and underfunded problems in the world. The majority of acutely toxic sites are caused by local business, many of them artisanal or small-scale. Abandoned sites are also quite common. Surprisingly, international companies are rarely implicated. Women and children are especially at risk suffering neurologic and immune system damage and an early death. Pure Earth devises clean-up strategies, empowers local champions and secures support from national and international partnerships. Cleaning up one community at a time brings us closer to a Pure Earth.
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@PureEarthNow on Twitter
Our Toxic Truth report with @UNICEF on childhood lead exposure continues to make the news. Here're recent reports f… https://t.co/Pbf4nzCmCK
19 hours ago
This includes our work in #Colombia helping to reduce the use of mercury in artisanal and small-scale #goldmining.… https://t.co/F44uFBSjvp
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#FactFriday: Learn more about #LeadPoisoning Get the facts about lead. https://t.co/X1FNxdLZKH https://t.co/0lBRv4pwRW
4 days ago
Delicious food cooked & served in #leadfree pottery in homes & restaurants across #Mexico. That is what our… https://t.co/URS3Z8qqIZ
5 days ago
Terrific things are happening in #Mexico with our @BarroAprobado team leading the way. We're reducing… https://t.co/gSZ9xWWEGt
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We're giving artisans smart phones in exchange for pottery as part of our Circle of Women project in #Mexico to hel… https://t.co/7fW9zSO8rn
6 days ago
The Mayans used #chocolate to mark events. We continue that tradition, roasting this batch for our Circle of Women… https://t.co/EZyFsZUusY
6 days ago
#Jobs - Pure Earth is growing. We have openings in #NewYork, #Tanzania and #BurkinaFaso. Join us to help give ch… https://t.co/ET1KLYDKbA
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A sneak peek at our @BarroAprobado Circle of Women project to help empower potters to tell their stories & promote… https://t.co/7jGNeJASGS
7 days ago
Mexico is rich in talent & culture. We know because our @BarroAprobado team works closely with artisanal potters p… https://t.co/PTMcxt5YIS
7 days ago
"The rise of free, online air quality maps marks a massive shift in consumer awareness of air pollution..." Reporti… https://t.co/iNFEyFZtjR
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This picture of a Mexican potter with a Brazilian artisan is a terrific way to mark #SouthSouth cooperation day &… https://t.co/pyd5zGLa4g
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