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Students will: Be informed of new EPA regulations on the emissions of mercury by coal-fire power plants. Identify a major human-related source of mercury in the environment. Identify regions in the United States that are affected most by mercury emissions. Summarize the dangers of mercury in humans. Calculate the percent composition of coal to determine the amount of dangerous contaminants present. View an analogous demonstration of how mercury is detected in a lab sample.


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Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12


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