10/3/12 Letter to John Dalli, Commissioner, Directorate-General for Health and Consumers Expressing Disapproval of Continuing Failure to Warn Residents of European Union of Avoidable POPs Exposure Health Hazard

10/3/12

Hon. John Dalli, Commissioner
Directorate-General for Health and Consumers
Brussels, Belgium

Dear Commissioner Dalli,

I have received and read the letter dated October 3, 2012 and signed by Joanna Darmanin .  There is nothing in this letter that addresses the matter of the failure of the Directorate-General for Health and Consumers to warn the residents of the European Union of the avoidable persistent organic pollutants (POPs) exposure health hazard.  I find it very concern raising that the Directorate-General for Health and Consumers chooses not to warn the public of this avoidable health hazard.  It is clear that the Directorate-General for Health and Consumers is controlled by similar corporate interests to those that control the governmental public health entities in the United States and Canada.  Those corporations that profit from the sales of foods that contain animal fats are stopping the Directorate-General for Health and Consumers from acting upon its responsibility to warn the residents of the European Union of avoidable health hazards.  The Directorate-General for Health and Consumers is behaving badly in allowing these corporations to dictate what is done and what is not done.

It is very wrong for those who hold positions of power in governmental public health entities to choose not to warn the public of the existence of avoidable health hazards.  The World Health Organization has called for a worldwide effort to minimize the exposures that children receive to POPs.  The Directorate-General for Health and Consumers is not doing the most important thing that it could do to minimize children’s POPs exposures.  It is not providing the  people of the European Union with a warning of the existence of the POPs exposure health hazard.  Those who hold decision-making positions in the Directorate-General for Health and Consumers are responsible for the continuing unnecessary exposures of European Union residents to POPs.  This means that the Directorate-General for Health and Consumers is responsible for the diseases and conditions that are caused by these unnecessary exposures.  I will continue to work to motivate the Directorate-General for Health and Consumers to warn the residents of the European Union of the avoidable POPs exposure health hazard.

joyous in Nature-Viva the Revolution,

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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