Everyone knows that pregnant women should stay away from eating fish due to high levels of mercury. But ask most people, and they can’t tell you why or where that mercury comes from. Do you know?
If you guessed coal-burning power plants, you’re right!
And yet, Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency wants to put more mercury pollution in the air — and, ultimately, in our waters and on our dinner plates. This is morally unacceptable. Mercury, a potent neurotoxin, harms the brain, heart, lungs, and immune system of people of all ages -- and poses a special danger for babies developing in the womb and young children.
Sign the petition today demand that the EPA maintain current protection against mercury poisoning. Our public health depends on it.