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Trump Wants to End Regulation That Cut Mercury Pollution by 81 Percent

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Op-ed by Dr. David Wolk, PSR Philadelphia member | Truthout

As a doctor in Pennsylvania, I have seen just how important these standards are. Children are especially vulnerable to mercury’s harmful effects on the brain before birth and during early childhood. Coal-related mercury pollution has so contaminated Pennsylvania’s landscape that the state’s Fish and Boat Commission has advised pregnant women to limit local fish consumption to one meal per week.

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