Thursday, September 1, 2022

Exporting air pollution and birth defects to Mexico

A tightening of the US air quality standard for lead in 2009 caused an increase exports of used batteries to Mexico. 
  •  In the United States, air-borne lead dropped sharply near affected plants, most of which were battery-recycling plants. 
  •  In Mexico, production increased at battery-recycling plants ... and birth outcomes deteriorated within two miles of those plants 

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