State pollution in terms of total amount of mercury released from the air is the highest in the country.
State pollution for every 1,000 people is at least 8 times the national average.
Source: EPA dataSource: NASA dataSource : EPA dataThe US average is in the middle of the pack of nations for mercury pollution.
A total of about 1.6 grams of mercury is released from US air every second, according to the EPA data.
That is roughly the amount of lead released from a single person.
Source : Environmental Protection Agency dataThe states with the highest amounts of mercury are Alabama, Texas, and Wyoming.
The states with lowest levels of mercury pollution are Colorado, Montana, and New Hampshire.
The lowest levels are in New Jersey and New York.