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Category Archives: Pollution Facts
“Lead Poisoning from improper automotive battery recycling activities is the number one childhood environmental health threat globally”. — Dr. Jack Caravanos, CUNY professor and research lead at Blacksmith Institute for a Pure Earth While lead pollution can result from a … Continue reading
It has been over 50 years since the first sign of mass mercury poisoning emerged in Minamata, Japan. Cats in the village started staggering and tilting, doing a strange “dancing cat fever.” Then people started acting the same way. This … Continue reading
See updated version: 15 Pollution Facts that Might Surprise You Pollution is a topic that often gets buried by talk of conservation, climate change, sustainability and energy issues. Perhaps because it is a complex subject with lots of sources and … Continue reading