Eliminating Toxic Mercury

In 2009, we played a role in addressing the largest manufacturing source of mercury in the state when the Maryland General Assembly decided to institute a mandatory recycling program for car switches that contain toxic mercury. Mercury is a potent neurotoxin and several years ago 1/6 women of childbearing age had enough mercury in their bodies to affect their developing fetus should they become pregnant.

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