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October 13th
10:40 AM PST
“Coal pollution is killing Americans,” said Lynn Ringenberg, MD, of Physicians for  Social Responsibility which co-released the analysis. “It is America’s  biggest source of toxic air pollution. Air toxics from coal-fired power  plants cause cancer, birth defects, and respiratory illness. Just one of  those air toxics, mercury, damages the developing brains of fetuses,  infants, and small children. It robs our children of healthy  neurological development and native intelligence.
The states on the “Toxic 20” list, starting with the worst, are:
1. Ohio     2. Pennsylvania     3. Florida     4. Kentucky     5. Maryland     6. Indiana     7. Michigan     8. West Virginia     9. Georgia     10. North Carolina 11. South Carolina 12. Alabama     13. Texas     14. Virginia         15. Tennessee16. Missouri17. Illinois18. Wisconsin19. New Hampshire20. Iowa

Coal pollution is killing Americans,” said Lynn Ringenberg, MD, of Physicians for Social Responsibility which co-released the analysis. “It is America’s biggest source of toxic air pollution. Air toxics from coal-fired power plants cause cancer, birth defects, and respiratory illness. Just one of those air toxics, mercury, damages the developing brains of fetuses, infants, and small children. It robs our children of healthy neurological development and native intelligence.

The states on the “Toxic 20” list, starting with the worst, are:

1. Ohio    
2. Pennsylvania    
3. Florida    
4. Kentucky    
5. Maryland    
6. Indiana    
7. Michigan    
8. West Virginia    
9. Georgia    
10. North Carolina
11. South Carolina
12. Alabama    
13. Texas    
14. Virginia        
15. Tennessee
16. Missouri
17. Illinois
18. Wisconsin
19. New Hampshire
20. Iowa

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