10/13/12 Media Advisory: Green Party’s Hassig Attends Plattsburg​h Heart Walk to Raise Awareness of Industrial Chemical Contaminan​ts of Animal Fats Heart Disease Risk Factor

Green Party’s Hassig Attends Plattsburgh Heart Walk to Raise Awareness
of Industrial Chemical Contaminants of Animal Fats Heart Disease Risk
Factor

Saturday, October 13, 2012, 9:00 AM-10:00 AM

Federal Oval (in vicinity of Heart Walk stage), Plattsburgh, New York USA

The American Heart Association educates on the roles of lack of
exercise and consumption of animal fats in cardiovascular disease
causation.  In 2010, the World Health Organization published
“Persistent Organic Pollutants:  Impact on Child Health”.  This public
health policy guidance document presents the accumulated research
findings of the past several decades, which serve as a foundation for
the conclusion that current levels of food supply contamination result
in exposures that impose a significant quantity of disease risk.
Heart disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes are all associated with
exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs).  The most well known
POPs include:  dioxins, PCBs, DDT and brominated flame retardants.

“I will be participating in the Heart Walk event by distributing a
pamphlet on the subject of POPs exposure minimization.  POPs exposure
is an avoidable health hazard.  Consumption of animal fats is the
major exposure route for POPs.  Exposures to brominated flame
retardants occur via respiratory exposure to dust and animal fat
consumption.  Two effective strategies for minimizing POPs exposure
are limiting consumption of animal fats and regularly cleaning to
remove dust from the home and vehicles.  If I am elected to Congress,
I will work diligently to motivate the federal government to educate
on the subject of POPs exposure minimization.”-Donald L. Hassig

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