May 24, 2020
Letter

Maine mercury toxicity

Recently you covered news of the visit from Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Mike Leavitt, but the administration still is proposing to reclassify mercury as a nontoxic pollutant.

I am a medical intuitive, and over 15 years I’ve witnessed repeated cases of mercury toxicity in clients throughout the state. This is extremely distressing, and I urge readers to recall that:

Maine suffers from some of the highest mercury pollution in the country.

Maine Bureau of Health (and 43 other states, the FDA and the EPA) has issued advisories warning people, especially women and children, to avoid or limit eating local fish.

The EPA itself said current technologies could reduce mercury pollution from power plants by 90 percent by 2008.

Please take action by contacting the EPA directly or by visiting the Web site: http://environmentmaine.org

Bela Johnson

Holden


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