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New Standards for Mercury and Toxic Air Pollution

NEW STANDARDS for Mercury & Toxic Air Pollution Mercury and other pollutants in our water and air are harming the health and well-being of millions of Americans. Nearly 50% 100% 300,000 Percent of lakes containing States in the continental U.S. Children born every year exposed to unsafe levels of mercury In the womb, Increasing their risk of fish with unsafe levels that have had waters under of mercury mercury advisories in 2011 learning disabilities later on The Environmental Protection Agency is holding coal- and oil-fired power plants accountable with new, stricter standards. 90% 41% Amount of mercury in burned coal that will be cut from Reduction in sulfur dioxide emissions from power plants power plant emissions By 2016, the new standards will prevent thousands of illnesses and deaths every year. Up to 540,000 130,000 4,700 11,000 Missed work days Asthma attacks Heart attacks Premature deaths Up to $90 billion Money we'll save each year by cutting mercury and toxic air pollution and improving health PAID FOR BY OBAMA FOR AMERICA

New Standards for Mercury and Toxic Air Pollution

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President Obama just announced a once-in-a-generation step forward to protect our environment—the first-ever national standards on mercury and other toxic air pollution from power plants.

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