Blacksmith Initiative LBG
Legal residence: United Kingdom
Address: Ferguson Maidment & Co 167 Fleet Street London EC4A 2EA United Kingdom
Sectors: Civil Society & NGOs, Environment & NRM
Funding agencies: ADB, WB, UN
Industrial wastes, air emissions, and legacy pollution affect the health of more than 100 million people worldwide. Women and children are especially at risk. Tens of thousands of people are poisoned and killed each year. Others have reduced neurological development, damaged immune systems, and long-term health problems. The number of people affected is comparable to HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria. Yet pollution is one of the most underreported and underfunded problems in the world.