Dear Michigan –
coverage in the Muskegon Chronicle of the airborne mercury problem. Click the
URL for the whole article.
Dangers of mercury pollution spreading
Monday, February 27, 2006
By Jeff Alexander
CHRONICLE STAFF WRITER
mercury-contaminated fish may endanger the health of more Americans than
previously believed, according to a recent study that found elevated
concentrations of the toxin in women of childbearing age.
University of North Carolina-Ashville study of hair samples found potentially
harmful mercury levels in 22 percent of 2,834 women between the ages of 16 and
49 who were tested; women in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia
study suggested that airborne mercury emissions from coal-burning power plants
and other sources remains a vexing environmental problem that poses potential
health risks nationwide to people who eat fish laced with mercury.
Water Sentinels Project
Sierra Club Mackinac Chapter
E. Grand River Ave.
Lansing, Michigan 48906
Make all Michigan's waters fishable and swimmable.