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.
7: Number of coal plants in Tennessee that have reduced mercury and air toxics pollution as a result of mercury standards.
90%: Amount that mercury pollution has decreased in Tennessee since 2011.
$3 billion: Amount of health benefits to Tennesseeans each year due to mercury standards.
22: Bodies of water WITH fish advisories across Tennessee due to mercury contamination.