EPA Weighs Threats Posed by Mercury Used in Religious Rituals

May 18, 2011
By Emily Yehle of Greenwire
New York TImes

When a Puerto Rican family moved into its new Rhode Island home last year, it didn’t notice anything amiss about the first-floor apartment on a busy Cumberland street.

But within months, the family’s 3-year-old daughter began getting blisters on her hands. Soon, the toddler’s skin began to peel off, and her mother rushed her to the hospital.