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.
95%: Amount that mercury pollution has decreased in Massachusetts since 2011.
$1.1 billion: Amount of health benefits to Massachusettsans each year due to mercury standards.
170: Bodies of water with fish advisories across Massachusetts due to mercury contamination.