Your Child’s Brain On Mercury

BY ON August 18, 2011
These days, as the EPA is denounced as a job-killer, I often think about a story from the deep, dark, long-ago era of the twentieth century. Once upon a time, a gleaming, modern chemicals factory fueled Japan’s burgeoning plastics industry, providing jobs and wealth for...

TOPICS: Mercury Poisoning, Pollution

How Mercury Poisoning Works

BY ON August 17, 2011
Ever wonder why pregnant women are advised by doctors to cut down on eating albacore (white) tuna? Tuna, like other large predator fish, is contaminated with mercury.  Mercury is a potent neurotoxin. Over 400,000 newborns are affected by mercury pollution every year. But how did...

TOPICS: Coal, Mercury Poisoning