8/6/12 Letter to Congressman William Owens Requesting Assistance Motivating US Department of Agricullture and Food and Drug Administration to Provide Warning of POPs Health Hazard

8/6/12

Hon. William Owens
US House of Representatives
Washington, DC USA
Transmitted by electronic mail

Dear Congressman Owens,

On the date of this letter, I participated in a conference call with
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staff in the Division of
Emergency and Remedial Response on the subject of educational outreach
to the population residing in the vicinity of the Grass River
Superfund site in the Township of Massena.  EPA staff on the call
included:  Ms. Young Chang, Dr. Marian Olsen and Ms. Larisa
Romanowski.  It was the consensus of EPA staff that the US Department
of Agriculture and the US Food and Drug Administration were
responsible for providing the public with a warning of the persistent
organic pollutants (POPs) exposure health hazard.

Please utilize your position as a member of the House Agriculture
Committee to attempt to motivate the US Department of Agriculture to
provide Americans with a warning of the POPs exposure health hazard.
As a preliminary to contacting the Department of Agriculture, please
read the 2010 World Health Organization report titled, “Persistent
Organic Pollutants:  Impact on Child Health”.  Once you have read this
report, I would like to speak with you about your thoughts concerning
the call for POPs exposure minimization for children that is voiced in
this report.

After you have endeavored to move the US Department of Agriculture to
take up the work of POPs exposure minimization educational outreach
please attempt to motivate the US Food and Drug Administration to do
likewise.  It will take the best efforts of all the above named
government entities to create sufficient educational outreach on POPs
exposure minimization.

Thank you for your attention to this request.

joyous in Nature,

Donald L. Hassig


Donald L. Hassig, Director
Cancer Action NY
Cancer Action News Network
P O Box 340
Colton, NY USA 13625
315.262.2456
www.canceractionny.org

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