Mercury in Wisconsin
Mercury is a potent neurotoxin, especially dangerous to small children and pregnant women. Less than one teaspoon of mercury is sufficient to contaminate a 20-acre lake.
EPA also found that plant emissions of arsenic and heavy metals posed potential cancer risks, while dioxins, hydrogen chloride, and hydrogen fluoride posed health effects sufficient to cause potential concern.
1 in 6 women of child-bearing age have enough mercury in them to effect a pregnancy.
For EPA's website about mercury, click here.