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Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

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"Children’s health is directly tied to their ability to grow and learn to their fullest potential. Exposure to mercury and other harmful toxins has many possible risks, including jeopardizing our children’s cognitive ability over the long term. The standards announced today by the Environmental Protection Agency play an important role in keeping our children and families safe, healthy and learning."