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Help Stop Mercury Pollution

June 26, 2009

Humans and other creatures exposed to high levels of mercury in fish can experience health effects, such as delayed neurological development in children. Americans are being exposed to excessive levels of mercury in their seafood. Both the Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency have advised women of childbearing age and children not to eat certain types of fish due to high levels of mercury.

Even though 95 percent of US chlorine is made without the use of mercury, four outdated plants continue to use old technology and collectively release hundreds of pounds of mercury into our air and water every year. When released to the environment, mercury ends up in our oceans, contaminating seafood.

Your help is needed to pass H.R. 2190, which would make the outdated “Foul Four” chlorine plants update their equipment to modern technology that doesn’t utilize or release mercury.

Contact Congress about the Mercury Pollution Reduction Act (H.R. 2190), which would make the outdated “Foul Four” chlorine plants stop using mercury.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. liam macdonald permalink
    July 28, 2009 3:18 pm

    hi i would like a review on pollution tostop it happening because i am doing a speech on it. it would be very useful to me.

    thanks.
    yours sincerely,
    liam macdonald

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