A staggering 800 million children have lead poisoning, according to the groundbreaking report, The Toxic Truth, released by Pure Earth and UNICEF in 2020. Thirty per cent of these children live in India, ranking it #1 in the world.
In response to The Toxic Truth report, Niti Aayog engaged the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) to examine and review the report’s data and findings for India. CSIR, has now published its own report, “Assessment of Lead Impact on Human and India’s Response”, which validates The Toxic Truth’s data and presents recommendations for reducing and mitigating Lead
exposures in India. CSIR-NITI Aayog research and the UNICEF/Pure Earth report highlight a major and massive public health crisis in India.
About Pure Earth (https://www.pureearth.org/)
As the leading non-profit addressing the global lead pollution problem for the past 15 years, Pure Earth has committed to scaling up its program in India.
Pure Earth’s India country office, Bharat Pure Earth Foundation, has laid important groundwork and is now well-positioned to launch a National Strategic Lead Plan consisting of evidence-based strategies and interventions.
Key programmatic accomplishments include:
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