2/16/14 News Release: Green Party Candidate Hassig Vows to Hold US EPA Accountable for Sickness and Death Caused by Unnecessary Exposures to Dioxins, PCBs, Flame Retardants and Fat-Soluble Pesticides

Green Party Candidate Hassig Vows to Hold US EPA Accountable for
Sickness and Death Caused by Unnecessary Exposures to Dioxins, PCBs,
Flame Retardants and Fat-Soluble Pesticides

The non-carcinogenic effects part of the Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) dioxin reassessment was published in February 2012.  The
carcinogenic effects part has not yet been published.  EPA used
publication of the non-carcinogenic effects part of the reassessment
to make the claim that the food supply was safe.  The food supply was
not proven to be safe by the document that EPA published.  EPA only
considered non-carcinogenic effects that had been quantified in
developing an oral reference dose.  There are numerous
non-carcinogenic effects and carcinogenic effects that can not be
quantified at this time.  Because of the uncertainty associated with
these effects, it is not scientifically valid for EPA to publish an
oral reference dose and make the claim that the food supply is safe.
The simple Truth is that science has not yet produced sufficient
understanding of dioxin exposure health effects to make dependable
quantification of risk possible.  At this stage of scientific
knowledge it is only possible to state that chronic dioxin exposure at
low doses is associated with serious damages to health.  It is
therefore prudent to take action to minimize dioxin exposure.  EPA is
not acting to minimize dioxin exposure.  Assuring the public that the
food supply is safe when existing scientific knowledge supports the
conclusion that it is highly likely that the food supply is not safe
results in unnecessary exposures that are highly likely to be causing
serious harm.

When one considers the fact that total persistent organic pollutants
(POPs) exposure includes dioxin exposure, all PCB exposures, all flame
retardant exposures and exposures to fat soluble pesticides, including
DDT, Mirex, Toxaphene, hexachlorobenzene and hexachlorocyclohexane, it
is clear that total POPs exposure imposes a significant quantity of
disease risk at current levels of food supply contamination and that
action should be taken to assist the public with avoiding POPs
exposures so as to minimize exposure.  The first step in this
assistance of the public is warning the public of the POPs exposure
health hazard constituted by the presence of POPs in the mainstream
food supply animal fat containing foods:  meats, fish, dairy products,
eggs and processed foods in which animal fat is an ingredient.

EPA does not provide any such warning to the public because EPA is
controlled by corporations in the chemicals, food and manufacturing
sectors of the economy.  EPA hides the Truth about the damages to
health caused by total POPs exposure by spending decades reassessing
dioxin and then publishing an invalid reassessment document that sets
forth a meaningless oral reference dose.  EPA is responsible for the
suffering and death of millions of Americans.  EPA has committed and
continues to commit criminally negligent homicide.

“I want to bring out the Truth about EPA, dioxin and POPs so the
American people can start making dietary choices that minimize
exposure to dioxins and POPs.  Eating little or no animal fat
minimizes exposure to dioxins and POPs.  Another benefit of bringing
out the Truth about this is government accountability.  I want to see
EPA held accountable for deceiving Americans about dioxin and POPs
exposure.  Creating this accountability will go far to bringing an end
to corporate control of government.  It will spark an environmental
revolution.  Everything will be different when large numbers of people
know the Truth about contamination of the food supply with industrial
chemicals.  We will finally be ready to start walking upon the path of
using chemicals with care.  Bringing out the Truth comes first.  When
I am a member of Congress, I will take whatever steps are necessary to
hold EPA accountable for the harm that has been caused by dioxin and
total POPs exposure deceptions.  I will make sure that the American
people know that EPA told them that the food supply was safe when it
was known by scientists that the food supply was not safe and that the
exposures that took place before and continue to take place to this
very day have caused much harm.”-Donald L. Hassig

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