Making A Difference: What Do Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Have In Common with 100,000 Mongolians?

MongoliaAbout 100,000 Mongolians are rural “gold ninjas.”

While these Mongolian “ninjas” are heroic in their efforts to make a living for their families – artisanal gold mining is difficult and dangerous work – they are, unfortunately, also being poisoned by their jobs. Find out why these miners have been compared to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and what is poisoning them and their families.

Great Forest is a proud supporter of the Blacksmith Institute, a nonprofit that works to clean up some of the world’s worst polluted communities, where children are poisoned everyday. Each month we feature a story about making a difference.

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