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-  ​Once Coal has been brought out of the mine, important toxic chemicals ​become a permanent ​part of our environment.+Once coal has been brought out of the mine, it'​s ​chemicals ​are guaranteed to be part of the environment.
  
 [[http://​www.sourcewatch.org/​index.php/​Mercury|Mercury]] Coal-fired power plants are the largest source of mercury in the United States, accounting for about 41 percent (48 tons in 1999) of industrial releases (see [[http://​www.sourcewatch.org/​index.php/​Mercury_and_coal|Mercury and coal]]). This mercury sometimes gets vaporized and brought down in rain, or scattered across the ground, and extracted by rain. Algae takes the metal mercury and add methyl ions to it. That allows it to be absorbed into the food chain. Tuna and other fish absorb this mercury run-off. Large fish at the top of the food chain get the greatest amount. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, eight percent of American women of childbearing age had unsafe levels of mercury in their blood, putting approximately 322,000 newborns at risk of <font inherit/​inherit;;​inherit;;#​FFA500>​neurological deficits.</​font>​Mercury exposure also can lead to increase cardiovascular risk in adults. [[http://​www.sourcewatch.org/​index.php/​Mercury|Mercury]] Coal-fired power plants are the largest source of mercury in the United States, accounting for about 41 percent (48 tons in 1999) of industrial releases (see [[http://​www.sourcewatch.org/​index.php/​Mercury_and_coal|Mercury and coal]]). This mercury sometimes gets vaporized and brought down in rain, or scattered across the ground, and extracted by rain. Algae takes the metal mercury and add methyl ions to it. That allows it to be absorbed into the food chain. Tuna and other fish absorb this mercury run-off. Large fish at the top of the food chain get the greatest amount. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, eight percent of American women of childbearing age had unsafe levels of mercury in their blood, putting approximately 322,000 newborns at risk of <font inherit/​inherit;;​inherit;;#​FFA500>​neurological deficits.</​font>​Mercury exposure also can lead to increase cardiovascular risk in adults.
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