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Were you aware that if one-seventieth of a teaspoon of mercury enters a lake every year that is enough to raise mercury levels in fish? In the meantime, coal-fired plants – the largest producer of unregulated mercury emissions in the U.S. – have pumped 48 tons of mercury into the atmosphere each year. The technology exists to filter mercury and other toxins, but many big corporations refuse to do the responsible thing: clean up their act.
What are some of the dangers of mercury pollution? Exposure to mercury in utero can cause major birth defects. These birth defects mercury poisoning include neurological and developmental disorders, cerebral palsy, and learning disabilities, to name a few. Until the government enforces the changes they have been promising, parents need to remain vigilant about looking for warning signs of mercury poisoning in themselves and their children.
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