10 Tweetable Facts About Mercury

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1. Conservatively speaking, 410,000 US children are exposed to dangerous levels of mercury in the womb each year (Tweet this)

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2. Mercury is a potent neurotoxin, particularly dangerous to children (Tweet this)

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3. Mercury can damage the vulnerable developing brain of a fetus (Tweet this)

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4. Coal-fired power plants are the single largest source of toxic mercury in the U.S. (Tweet this)

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5. Every state in the country has issued a fish advisory because of unsafe mercury contamination (Tweet this)

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6. Typically, the longer a fish lives, and the larger it is, the more mercury accumulates in its flesh (Tweet this)

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7. Methylmercury goes directly into the organs that have the most fats, where it accumulates (Tweet this)

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8. Coal-fired power plants emit at least 84 separate hazardous air pollutants, including mercury (Tweet this)

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9. Mercury can impair the growth of the brain in ways that interfere with learning and thinking (Tweet this)

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10. The Mercury and Air Toxics Standards are now fully implemented and are reducing exposure to dangerous pollutants like mercury and lead. Rolling back the mercury standards will threaten the health of babies (Tweet this)

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TOPICS: Coal, Mercury Poisoning