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
RT @USAIDEnviro: Approximately one million people die annually from exposures to lead in the environment. @USAID works with partner @PureEa…
2 days ago
#FactFriday - Of the 800 million children poisoned by lead globally, 275 Million are in #India - that's 50% of ALL… https://t.co/IuqkVNtMug
3 days ago
Be part of the #leadfree revolution. Teresa, Crecencia & Herminia need improved traditional kilns that will allow t… https://t.co/YeNNlyhAW1
4 days ago
In Brazil, illegal #GoldMining is devastating the land and threatening Indigenous communities, not just with… https://t.co/NMUIFhWbBY
6 days ago
We'll be there. Will you? Wed. 6/16 at 11:00 ET @AmazonAid is hosting a #CleanerGoldNetwork meeting, bringing toge… https://t.co/rIqrIMXZnh
7 days ago
Do you know why #Pollution affects #women & girls differently? Get the facts and learn about some of our women-cent… https://t.co/f5CjkcscA9
10 days ago
Pure Earth Mexico's @BarroAprobado program is making sure #LeadFree pottery can be found throughout México, from Za… https://t.co/G1cCfrF6gO
11 days ago
Our Global Lead Program is making an impact! Happy to see that think tank @RethinkPriors concludes in a new report… https://t.co/6EjOSLnfOr
12 days ago
In a new global lead report, @RethinkPriors concludes that Pure Earth is the leading org with solutions to reduce g… https://t.co/Y9T5eK6FMy
12 days ago
RT @JHealthPoll: New #research is out from #India, #Brazil, #Ethiopia, #Morocco, #Algeria and more in the June 2021 of the Journal of Healt…
12 days ago
We are proud to be working with and applying CINCIA’s evidence-based restoration methods in #MadredeDios. https://t.co/hTPajaFNRK
12 days ago
Thanks @KippenbergJ for this important post. https://t.co/N651Aku4MP
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