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What is being done about preventing mercury poisoning?

The federal government sets acceptable mercury levels for water, fish and shellfish, grain, the places where people work, hazardous waste, and products. The United States Environmental Protection Agency is mandated to regulate mercury emissions under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. Various federal agencies provide information for the public about mercury poisoning and how to lower their risk. State governments also establish regulations to control mercury emissions.

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How do other illnesses affect mercury poisoning?
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Mercury poisoning affects the major systems of the human body, especially the nervous system, kidney...
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What are the symptoms of mercury poisoning?
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Mercury poisoning may cause a variety of symptoms. For instance, you may experience digestive proble...
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Does mercury poisoning affect children differently than adults?
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Mercury poisoning is extremely dangerous to developing fetuses, nursing babies, and young children. ...
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Is mercury poisoning serious?
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Mercury poisoning is an extremely serious condition. Mercury is a neurotoxin and can cause permanent...
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