4/1/14 Media Advisory: Jefferson County Using Scientific Knowledge to Prevent Cancer, Diabetes and Heart Disease

Jefferson County Using Scientific Knowledge to Prevent Cancer,
Diabetes and Heart Disease

Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 7:00 PM

Jefferson County Historic Courthouse, Legislative Board Room, Watertown, NY USA

Jefferson County has a Public Health Department.  The Public Health
Department employs a public health educator.  His name is Steve
Jennings.  The Jefferson County Public Health Department is fully
capable of using scientific knowledge to educate Jefferson County
residents about industrial chemicals in food that are causing cancer,
diabetes and heart disease.  There are three simple steps to
accomplishing this:  (1) task Mr. Jennings with reading the 2010 World
Health Organization report, “Persistent Organic Pollutants:  Impact on
Child Health”; (2) make Mr. Jennings responsible for creating a page
on persistent organic pollutants (POPs) exposure minimization on the
Jefferson County Public Health Department website; and (3) hold a news
conference to announce the availability of the scientific information
on the Jefferson County Public Health website.  It is that easy to
warn people about avoidable chemical exposures that are causing
cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

“I will make a five minute ;presentation to the Jefferson County
Legislature advocating for action on POPs exposure minimization.  It
is all up to the lawmakers of Jefferson County to determine whether or
not scientific knowledge will be used to the benefit of public health.
Hopefully, my presentation will motivate the members of the County
Legislature to read the WHO report “Persistent Organic Pollutants:
Impact on Child Health”.  Once they have come to possess this
knowledge, I believe that they will make sure the information is
shared with the public.”-Donald L. Hassig

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