President Obama: Protect Families From Toxic Mercury
  • Petitioned Lisa Jackson

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Lisa Jackson
President of the United States

President Obama: Protect Families From Toxic Mercury

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Every year, coal-fired power plants produce over 386,000 tons of hazardous air pollutants – including mercury, arsenic, lead and acid gases. Mercury, a potent neurotoxin, is a particular threat to pregnant women and young children.

The EPA has announced plans to issue strong, sensible protections from power plant pollution on December 16th of this year. Unfortunately, industry special interests are trying to block this critical safeguard.

Mercury, a potent neurotoxin, is a particular threat to pregnant women and young children.

Exposure to mercury in utero can contribute to birth defects including neurological and developmental disorders, learning disabilities, delayed onset of walking and talking, and cerebral palsy.

Alarmingly, at least 1 in 12 – and as many as 1 in 6 – American women have enough mercury in their bodies to put a baby at risk. That means that over 300,000 babies are born each year at risk of mercury poisoning.

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed public health protections to clean up mercury and other dangerous pollutants from coal and oil-fired power plants. Unfortunately, Big Coal and Big Oil are trying to block these life-saving efforts.
Americans have waited too long for this commonsense safeguard.

Urge President Obama to stand strong against corporate special interests and issue the Mercury and Air Toxics Standard for Power Plants this year!

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    • B A BLOOMINGTON, IN
      • almost 3 years ago

      http://www.amalgam.org/ I would be reading up this matter the air is one thing but the affects of the stuff in your teeth is a bigger problem , Dental Amalgam Mercury Fillings Dental Amalgam Fillings, sometimes called “silver amalgams,” are actually half mercury. They are a time-release poison, Not Only is this problem a matter but another is the long term DNA Fall out for years to come. Another Matter with this wouod be or can be see as to a matter in part behind Autism etc. yet still another factor is its history from testing done for side affects in relation to Cell phone or the Wirless grid & or Natural EMP or EMF or ELF levels, All you would have to do partly understand such matter would be to research the movie valkyrie and the History of the say Hitlers SS programs and his own mouth piece!

      p.S. The human micro chip is not a good Idea either Down wirth Obama! out with the truth!

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    • Rachel Pettit SPOTSYLVANIA, VA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I can't stand the idea that we are poisoning people, and there is a solution to stop it.

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    • Maneesh Pangasa YUMA, AZ
      • almost 3 years ago

      Dear President Obama,

      Every year, coal-fired power plants produce over 386,000 tons of hazardous air pollutants – including mercury, arsenic, lead and acid gases. Mercury, a potent neurotoxin, is a particular threat to pregnant women and young children.

      The EPA has announced plans to issue strong, sensible protections from power plant pollution on December 16th of this year. Unfortunately, industry special interests are trying to block this critical safeguard.

      Mercury, a potent neurotoxin, is a particular threat to pregnant women and young children.

      Exposure to mercury in utero can contribute to birth defects including neurological and developmental disorders, learning disabilities, delayed onset of walking and talking, and cerebral palsy.

      Alarmingly, at least 1 in 12 – and as many as 1 in 6 – American women have enough mercury in their bodies to put a baby at risk. That means that over 300,000 babies are born each year at risk of mercury poisoning.

      The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed public health protections to clean up mercury and other dangerous pollutants from coal and oil-fired power plants. Unfortunately, Big Coal and Big Oil are trying to block these life-saving efforts.

      Americans have waited too long for this commonsense safeguard.

      I urge you to stand strong against corporate special interests and issue the Mercury and Air Toxics Standard for Power Plants this year!

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    • Margaret R HAZEL GREEN, AL
      • almost 3 years ago

      It is deadly.

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    • B L VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I support this cause. Please also check out my petition to address human trafficking in the province of bc. http://www.change.org/petitions/minister-of-public-safety-and-solicitor-general-increase-octips-budget-to-750000-annually-and-rehire-robin-pike

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