Tell Congress Mercury Pollution is NOT Good For You
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Tell Congress Mercury Pollution is NOT Good For You

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      Environmental Defense Action Fund

Anti-environment forces in Congress apparently want you to believe mercury pollution is good for you.

How else do you explain that one of the first bills introduced in Congress would block new toxic emissions standards for cement plants – the third largest manmade source of mercury pollution in America? 

These standards are essential to protect public health and, in particular, the health of developing fetuses and young children.

This is the first salvo in a continued assault on America's clean air and public health protections by this Congress, and we need your help to beat them back.

Please send an email right now to your members of Congress urging them to oppose this cynical attempt to allow big polluters to continue to poison Americans.

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    • Janet Spatafora PALATINE, IL
      • over 3 years ago

      I cannot believe after all of the incontrovertable evidence that our elected officials still trade the people's lives ( fetuses' and babies' lives in particular) in order to aid big business.

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    • Brandon King PENSACOLA, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      This is a very disturbing matter. A matter that is not taken lightly by the public. We expect to see results concerning this issue.

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    • Nanzie Reichel PHOENIX, AZ
      • over 3 years ago

      http://www.change.org/petitions/a_second_chance_for_our_family_help_us_reunite

      Please help us stand up for "our" human rights!

      Let's unite and let our signatures be heard-

      Thank you and may God bless us all.

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    • Amanda Stouffer HENDERSONVILLE, TN
      • over 3 years ago

      Public health is of utmost importance. Standards should be more strict on businesses, not less. Toxic emissions are not an acceptable threat. Think about the costs, not just the "benefits." Mercury pollution is not good for pregnant women, infants, children, or anyone for that matter. Mercury poisoning can also lead to autism, a growing issue for parents, educators, and health professionals. To block new toxic emission standards would be unethical and irresponsible.

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