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March 17, 2011

Video: Know Your Mercury

Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign Director, and new mom, Mary Anne Hitt was on Good Morning America this morning to talk mercury. Read her blog post from yesterday about what the Environmental Protection Agency is doing to protect Americans from mercury pollution.

Curious about mercury in your body? A snip-snip of the hair might answer that for you. Check out the reaction from the GMA host when he learns the results of his mercury level, which turn out "very high." He does a quick double take. "OK. What do I do to get rid of it? [...] I'm not so happy about that," he laughs.

Click here for info on getting tested, details on safe and sustainable seafood, and real stories from people who are living with mercury pollution. About 48 tons of the toxic stuff end up in our air each year in the U.S. because of Big Coal power plants.

-- Brian Foley


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