The Mercury and Air Toxics Standards are a lifesaving, fully implemented, effective pollution prevention program that specifically protects pregnant women and babies from harm. Since 2012, the mercury standards have helped to dramatically lower mercury emissions from coal plants.
8: Number of coal plants in Georgia that have reduced mercury and air toxics pollution as a result of mercury standards.
81%: Amount that mercury pollution has decreased in Georgia since 2011.
$4.1 billion: Amount of health benefits to Georgians each year due to mercury standards.
130: Bodies of water with fish advisories across Georgia due to mercury contamination.