10/1/12 Letter to Congressman William Owens Requesting Opportunity to Present Expert Knowledge on Subject of POPs Exposure Health Hazard


Hon. William Owens
Member U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC USA

Dear Congressman Owens,

I have encouraged you to read the 2010 World Health Organization (WHO)
report titled, “Persistent Organic Pollutants:  Impact on Child
Health”.  This public health policy guidance document presents the
conclusion that persistent organic pollutants (POPs) contamination of
the global food supply has existed and continues to exist to such an
extent that it is of major importance that efforts be taken to
minimize the exposure that children receive to POPs.  A great volume
of scientific literature serves as the basis for this conclusion.  To
those with expert knowledge on the subjects of POPs exposure and
disease outcome, it is clear that POPs exposure contributes in a major
way to chronic disease burden.  Any sound public health strategy for
minimizing the harm that will result from POPs contamination must
include public educational outreach on POPs exposure minimization.

I have a good working relationship with David O. Carpenter, MD.  Dr.
Carpenter is one of the contributing authors of the above named
report.  He has published many scientific research articles on the
subjects addressed therein.  Dr. Carpenter is the Director of the
State University of New York at Albany Institute for Health and the
Environment.  The WHO has designated this entity as one of its
worldwide centers.  Dr. Carpenter has agreed to present information to
you concerning the POPs exposure health hazard and strategies for
minimizing harm to public health.

We would like to speak with you on a conference call.  It would be
best to have approximately one half hour to talk.  I will make all
necessary arrangements for the call.

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


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