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.
19: Number of coal plants in Illinois that have reduced mercury and air toxics pollution as a result of mercury standards.
80%: Amount that mercury pollution has decreased in Illinois since 2011.
$4.7 billion: Amount of health benefits to Illinoisans each year due to mercury standards.
53: Bodies of water with fish advisories across Illinois due to mercury contamination.