Commissioner: Carlos Salinas, PhD

“In Mexico, the problem of pollution became so bad that children would paint pictures of the sky grey. So we tackled the problem head on and eliminated leaded gasoline in Mexico. Today, we are working with Pure Earth on the problem of lead in traditional pottery.”

Carlos Salinas is a Harvard-educated economist who served as President of Mexico for six years (1988-1994).


The Commission on Pollution and Health is an initiative of The Lancet, the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP), and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, with coordination from the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Bank. Commissioners include many of the world’s leading researchers and practitioners in the fields of pollution management, environmental health and sustainable development.  

Partnering to Solve Pollution Problems

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