The "Air Pollution Management" Newsletter

June 2008
No. 362

Mercury is Linked to Autism or Major New Health Problem

In May 2008 a study showed higher prevalence of autism near coal fired plants. But since mercury travels some distance it is unlikely that this finding will be more than coincidence. However, there is an outside chance that mercury would be linked to some serious problem for which it is not now presently blamed. This could push the mercury removal efficiency requirements beyond the 90 percent.

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