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The Minamata Convention on Mercury: Contents, Guidance, and Resources
Overview
It will take an international solution to curb the world's mercury pollution problem -- and the United States should lead the way.
Accelerating the Greening of China
Promoting Cutting-edge Environmental Solutions in China

Index
In the past three decades, China's explosive growth has resulted in serious environmental problems with impacts beyond China's borders. NRDC is working with key Chinese government agencies, research institutes, lawyers and environmental groups to help promote cutting-edge environmental solutions in China. These factsheets describe NRDC's work to help address some of China's most pressing environmental challenges.

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Mercury Contamination
A Guide to Staying Healthy and Fighting Back

Guide
Power plants and chemical facilities are the main sources of mercury pollution, but this hazardous chemical makes its way into our homes and bodies in fish. This guide provides information about the health effects of mercury exposure, shows where it's coming from, offers tips for eating fish more safely and highlights opportunities to help stop mercury pollution.
Poisoning the Great Lakes
Mercury Emissions from Coal-Fired Power Plants In the Great Lakes Region

Report
Mercury emitted into the air from coal-fired power plants is by far the leading man-made source of mercury in the Great Lakes and the rivers and streams of the region. The report analyzed pollution data to determine the top 25 mercury emitting power plants in the Great Lakes states, and the top three in each state.
Clean Air Saves Lives
Real stories of American families with asthma

Overview
Four real stories of American families with asthma. Includes videos and images.
EPA Mercury and Air Toxics Rule Curbs Pollution
The Obama Administration Protects Our Air and Our Health

Overview
The Mercury and Air Toxic Standards

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