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EPA Decision on Mercury, Air Toxins will Protect Families and Wildlife Alike

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to restore limits on air toxins will ensure that people and wildlife have access to cleaner, safer air. The EPA’s decision will allow the agency to protect communities from dangerous emissions from power plants such as mercury, hydrogen fluoride, and other toxins. 

“Mercury and chemicals like hydrogen fluoride are extremely toxic to communities and ecosystems,” said Dr. Adrienne Hollis, a toxicologist and vice president of environmental justice at the National Wildlife Federation. “Mercury emissions can be found not only in the air we breathe, but in ecosystems and food supplies, impacting the fish we eat. The EPA’s decision follows its mandates under the Clean Air Act and will help ensure that communities have access to air that is safe to breathe and food that is safe to eat."


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