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Hidden risk: Mercury pollution’s costs to wildlife and people

Hidden risk: Mercury pollution’s costs to wildlife and people

And the same rain that brings mercury pollution down from the sky falls on us, too. So are these species a kind of canary in the coal mine for mercury’s effects on other vertebrates, including people? And will strict new federal standards limiting U.S. power plant pollution be enough in a world where mercury pollution is on the rise from China and other nations? I talked with two co-authors of “Hidden Risk” — BRI’s executive director, Dave Evers , and Tim Tear , the Conservancy’s director of science for New York — to find out more. (

Full article: http://grist.org/pollution/hidden-risk-mercury-pollutions...

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