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The Great Global Poisoning Experiment

No matter how carefully you eat or drink or watch your exposure to toxins, your body has chemicals in it that do not belong there and have the potential to make you ill, even fatally ill. 

You didn't give anyone permission to experiment on you, it just happened to you.  Chemicals have been spewing from smokestacks, sprayed on crops, dumped in your water, incorporated into your food, clothing and shelter.  You've been exposed to large amounts mercury if you eat fish, you've breathed in asbestos from fabrics and building materials.  You've ingested lead from paint.  You have consumed Bisphenol-a since the 1950's or since you were a baby if you were born later.  You probably have PCB's…

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 The Great Global Poisoning Experiment

If you are alive in 2011, no matter what your age, you have been part of one of the largest and worst experiments in history. No matter how carefully you eat or drink or watch your exposure to toxins, your body has chemicals in it that do not belong there and have the potential to make you ill, even fatally ill.

The World's Top 10 Worst Pollution Problems

From the residue of mining to untreated sewage, the world is grappling with a host of environmental problems.

Global Alliance on Health and Pollution

The vision of the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP) is a world where the health of present and future generations, especially children and pregnant women, is safe from toxic pollution.

Pure Earth

Cleaning up one community at a time brings us closer to a Pure Earth.


The “World’s Worst” series of reports has effectively raised global awareness about the extent and impacts of toxic pollution in low-and middle-income countries.

Climate & Clean Air Coalition

The Coalition's initial focus is on methane, black carbon, and HFCs. At the same time, partners recognize that action on short-lived climate pollutants must complement and supplement, not replace, global action to reduce carbon dioxide, in particular efforts under the UNFCCC.

Keep America Beautiful

Implementing Keep America Beautiful's Cigarette Litter Prevention Program is mostly about bringing together like-minded community members that can rally behind the issue. From there, it's a matter of organizing around simple strategies that have proven to be effective in reducing cigarette litter.

World Wildlife Fund

Pollution may muddy landscapes, poison soils and waterways, or kill plants and animals. Humans are also regularly harmed by pollution. Long-term exposure to air pollution, for example, can lead to chronic respiratory disease, lung cancer and other diseases. Toxic chemicals that accumulate in top predators can make some species unsafe to eat. More than one billion people lack access to clean water and 2.4 billion don’t have adequate sanitation, putting them at risk of contracting deadly diseases.

Worldwatch Institute

Through research and outreach that inspire action, the Worldwatch Institute works to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world that meets human needs. The Institute’s top mission objectives are universal access to renewable energy and nutritious food, expansion of environmentally sound jobs and development, transformation of cultures from consumerism to sustainability, and an early end to population growth through healthy and intentional childbearing.

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