Geneva Health Forum- The effects of pollution on health: Current risk and possible solutions

The alarming data from the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health of 2017 publication identified pollution as the most significant environmental cause of premature death on the planet, responsible for 9 million deaths each year. Air pollution is responsible for around 4-5 million deaths, with 2 million of the 9 million attributable to chemical exposure […]

The Global Lead Forum: Assessing and Addressing Lead Exposure in Low-and Middle-Income Countries

The newly established Global Lead Forum, organized by the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP) aims to build global awareness and momentum to address the neglected issue of lead exposure in low- and middle-income countries. The Forum is a project of Protecting Every Child’s Potential, a leading global public-private initiative founded by Pure Earth, […]

Pollution & Health: A Progress Update of the 2017 Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health

Hosted by the NYU School of Global Public Health and the Global Alliance on Pollution and Health (GAHP)

The 2017 groundbreaking publication The Lancet by the Commission on Pollution and Health addressed the full health and economic costs of air, water and soil pollution. Through analyses of existing and emerging data, the Commission revealed pollution’s severe and underreported contribution to the Global Burden of Disease, the economic costs of pollution to low- and middle-income countries, and the costs of inaction. This seminal report, which received extensive global media coverage, brought pollution squarely into the international development agenda.

Pollution: A Global Health Crisis- The Lancet Planetary Health

The Global Alliance on Health and Pollution will present The Lancet Planetary Health Report during the World Heart Summit in Geneva on 22 May. The World Heart Summit will take place on 21-22 May 2022, just two days ahead of the World Health Assembly, under the timely and universal theme of Cardiovascular Health for Everyone. Delegates to this […]

GAHP’s @ BRS COPs 2022

Visit GAHP booth at the #BRSCOPs from 6-17 June 2022 to explore how to tackle the global pollution crisis.

Pure Earth launches new India Lead Report

Assessment of Lead Impact on Human and India's Response In 2020, UNICEF and Pure Earth released a report entitled “The Toxic Truth: Children’s Exposure to Pb Pollution Undermines a Generation of Future Potential”. It indicated that lead (Pb) pollution was related to 230,000 annual premature adult deaths in India (out of 900,000 worldwide). In addition, […]

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