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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.
Mercury Pollution: An End in Sight?
Work continues on a global treaty to solve the world's mercury pollution problem.

Overview
It will take an international solution to curb the world's mercury pollution problem -- and the United States should lead the way.
Testimony from Linda Greer on Mercury Legislation
Testimony
Testimony from Linda Greer, senior scientist and director of the Natural Resources Defense Council's public health program, on mercury legislation before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, May 13, 2008.
Coal Is Hazardous to Your Health
Coal-fired power plants threaten the environment and your health.

Index
Burning coal releases enormous amounts of harmful pollutants into the air and water, with serious health consequences. Waste generated by coal-fired power plants contains hazardous pollutants that can contaminate our drinking water and cause cancer, birth defects and reproductive problems. This index of fact sheets describes the health hazards of our continued reliance on coal.

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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
Compact Fluorescent Lights Are Safe for Your Home
Fact Sheet
CFLs are safe, and can help your family save energy and money. Get document in pdf.

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