Environmental mercury release, special education rates, and autism disorder: an ecological study of Texas
Proximity to point sources of environmental mercury release as a predictor of autism prevalence
Economic Costs of Mercury
Methyl mercury is a developmental neurotoxicant. Exposure results principally from consumption by pregnant women of seafood contaminated by mercury from anthropogenic (70%) and natural (30%) sources. Throughout the 1990s, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made steady progress in reducing mercury emissions from anthropogenic sources, especially from power plants, which account for 41% of anthropogenic emissions.