Pure Earth N.
started this petition to
Pollution Knows No Borders.
Toxic disease-causing pollution travels the globe in our air, water, food and
products. Banned pesticides are found in products we buy from the global
market. The food we eat, even rice cereal for our babies, is sometimes grown in
lead-contaminated soil. Mercury poisons our seafood. And in all, this pollution is linked to one in six deaths worldwide.
The global health threat of toxic pollution affects children, communities, and
consumers around the world and demands global action. In today’s interconnected
global economy and ecosystem, it is not enough to regulate our products and toxic
chemicals domestically. We must stop pollution at its source.
As a consumer, I want products that come from a toxic-free supply chain. I do
not want products that pollute communities and put my own family’s health at
I call on the leadership at the upcoming UN Environment Assembly March 11-15 in
Nairobi Kenya, the World Health Assembly, and other international fora to
1) Prioritize pollution control
at the source to protect public health;
Leaders at these meetings must spotlight pollution as a solvable global health
crisis, and call upon the international community to prioritize investment in
pollution controls at the source. Such actions will lead to tremendous gains in
human health, child health and human rights, and advance at least 7 of the UN Sustainable
Together, we can solve this global pollution crisis. Will you join us in
demanding action? To learn more, read Pure Earth’s Report: Pollution Knows No Borders: How the Pollution Crisis in Low- and
Middle-Income Countries Affects Everyone’s Health, and What We Can Do to
Pure Earth has been working for 20 years to reduce pollution, save lives
and protect the planet. We’ve conducted 110 environmental cleanups in
25 countries, improving the lives and health of over 4 million people. www.pureearth.org