10/1/12 News Release: Green Candidate Hassig Speaks Out on National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Evil

Green Candidate Hassig Speaks Out on National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Evil

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month in the USA.  Breast
cancer awareness is not the most effective use of scientific knowledge
during a breast cancer epidemic.  Breast carcinogen exposure
minimization education is the most effective use of scientific
knowledge to prevent breast cancer.  The governmental public health
entities fall short of providing such educational outreach because the
corporations that control government at the state and national level
are opposed to raising public awareness of the connection between
carcinogen exposure and cancer causation.  This evil dynamic has led
to the death by cancer of millions of Americans.  It is an outrage of
unprecedented proportions.  When the Truth finally comes out on how
the corporations poisoned the world and then used governmental public
health entities to create the illusion that this had not caused the
global cancer epidemic, the people of the Earth will rise up and drive
the corporate and government tribe people out of the places of power.
It is just a matter of time before this Truth becomes widely known.
“I can feel it coming in the wind tonight.”  The words of this most
wonderfully right-on song resonate in my heart.  There is a revolution
coming.  It is already beginning to take place.  We will all soon be
immersed in it.  The total, global, spiritual, environmental
revolution that will bring the bad corporations and their government
lap dogs low is already beginning to swirl.  There is great joy in
this for those who love the Earth, the children of the Earth, the
Truth, good government, freedom, good health and environmental

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are a major group of breast
carcinogens.  The contamination of the global food supply with POPs
began in the early 1900s.  Monsanto Corporation began manufacturing
and distributing PCBs in the 1930s.  DDT use became widespread in the
20th century.  Use of 2,4,5-T, which contained a large quantity of
dioxin byproduct, occurred extensively throughout the United States,
Canada and New Zealand during the mid-1900s.  Brominated flame
retardants have been used heavily during the course of the later half
of the 20th century.  The feeding of waste animal fat to food animals
has greatly multiplied the quantities of POPs in the mainstream food
supply.  It is only in organic livestock production that a prohibition
against this dangerous feeding practice exists.  Plastics production
has increased rapidly during the past 60 years.  Disposal of waste
plastics via open waste burning and incineration has created and
released into the outdoor atmosphere vast quantities of dioxins and
PCBs.  As a result of these careless and heavy uses of man-made
chemical substances, the animal fat portion of the food supply has
come to contain dangerous levels of total POPs.
This health damaging degree of POPs contamination of environment and
food supply has existed since as early as the 1960s.

POPs contamination has existed for a sufficient period of time for a
large number of people to become sick.  Those people residing in the
vicinity of POPs contaminated sites:  the GM Powertrain Superfund Site
located in St. Lawrence County, New York State on the St. Lawrence
River West of Akwesasne, the Dow Dioxin Superfund Site in MIdland
County and Bay County in the state of Michigan, the most heavily
contaminated portion of the Hudson River Superfund Site in the Town of
Fort Edward in Washington County, New York State, and the American War
dioxin hotspots at Bien Ho, Da Nang and Phu Cat in Vietnam have
received some of the heaviest exposures to POPs due to the fact that
they have breathed POPs that evaporate from these sites in addition to
having eaten POPs when consuming local fish and wildlife.  These
exposures took place in addition to exposures received via consumption
of mainstream food supply items containing background levels of POPs.
Several of these populations have been the object of extensive
epidemiological studies.  Accidental poisoning incidents have occurred
during the past 100 years, which resulted in the sickening of large
numbers of people.  These populations have also been studied.  The
volume of scientific literature describing serious damages to health
resulting from POPs exposure has grown large.  Consensus now exists in
the scientific research community that current levels of POPs exposure
for the general population are of such magnitude that minimization of
exposure is warranted.

The world’s governmental public health entities:  World Health
Organization (WHO), United States (US) Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDCP), US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), US
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Health Canada, and the European
Commission’s Directorate General for Health and Consumers have failed
to warn the general public of the avoidable POPs exposure health
hazard.  This failure has taken place due to the nearly total control
that is exerted by corporations over the world’s governments.
Obsessive interest in profit making has caused the corporate powers to
turn a deaf ear to calls from activists and scientists for provision
of such a warning.

In 2010, the WHO published, “Persistent Organic Pollutants:  Impact on
Child Health”.  This public health policy guidance document calls for
a worldwide effort to minimize children’s exposure to POPs.  Cancer
Action NY has advocated for publication of a POPs health hazard
advisory by the WHO, the Directorate General for Health and Consumers,
the US FDA, and Health Canada since 2010.  No governmental public
health entity has yet published any such document.

In collaboration with Cancer Action NY, the CDCP has recently begun to
create two documents, one on dioxins and another on PCBs.  According
to Dr. Michael Hatcher, in the CDCP’s Agency for Toxic Substance and
Disease Registry (ATSDR), these documents will present the message
that current levels of dioxin and PCB exposure are harming Americans
who consume average quantities of animal fats.  These documents are
intended for use in the education of physicians.  Upon completion of
these educational pieces, ATSDR plans to produce spin-off documents
intended for use educating the general public.  This is a slow way of
providing a warning of a major avoidable disease hazard.  It is clear
that corporate pressures are limiting the ability of the CDCP to take

Scientists and activists are not controlled by corporations.  In the
US, we enjoy freedom of speech and are committed to exercising that
freedom for the benefit of the general public.  Cancer Action NY has
published a POPs Health Hazard Advisory and placed this educational
document on the internet at the URL which follows.


Cancer Action NY continues to advocate for action by governmental
public health entities around the world to warn the populations that
they serve about the POPs exposure health hazard.  Thus far our
greatest success has been with the Albany County Public Health
Department.  The website of the Albany County Public Health Department
now presents a dioxin exposure reduction educational message.  In
April of 2011, the St. Lawrence County Legislature considered a POPs
exposure minimization education resolution that would have established
a POPs exposure minimization education project within the St. Lawrence
County Public Health Department.  That resolution was not adopted.
Nonetheless, we are making steady progress toward the day when POPs
exposure minimization education will be provided by the St. Lawrence
County Public Health Department.

On October 4, 2012, I will be making a presentation to the Health
Committee of the Suffolk County Legislature on the subject of the POPs
exposure health hazard. The Suffolk County Public Health Department
could become a leader in the work of providing the general public with
educational outreach on the subject of POPs exposure minimization.
This educational endeavor can be conducted with a minimal outlay of
public funds. Much outreach can be accomplished by simply posting a
POPs health hazard advisory on the county public health department’s
website.  The only real obstacle to POPs exposure minimization
education is corporate opposition.  This can
readily be overcome with strong resolve for taking action.

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


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