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The report “Dirty Energy’s Assault on Our Health: Mercury” gave a list of health concerns caused by mercury pollution, some of which the group says could be affecting people locally due to emissions from the TransAlta Centralia plant. Their report by the advocacy group Environment Washington cites Environmental Protection Agency estimates, stating one in six women of childbearing age has enough mercury in her bloodstream to put her unborn child at risk for potential learning disabilities, developmental disorders, and lower intelligence quotients.