I see them all the time when I visit polluted hotspots where, really, no one should be living. I see them going about their daily, often back-breaking work, many times with children in tow. Like many moms the world over, these women are often too busy taking care of daily necessities to do anything else, let alone ponder the extremely contaminated environment in which they happen to live.
But these women are often the key to change once they realize their children are being poisoned. They are the ones we usually work with to raise awareness about pollution in their communities and what they can do to keep safe, until the cleanup is completed. So to these mothers on the frontlines of pollution… thanks. We are working on giving them the ultimate Mother’s Day gift – a poison-free home.