2/28/13

Hon. William Owens
Member US House of Representatives
Washington, DC USA
Transmitted by electronic mail

Dear Congressman Owens,

Thank you for your willingness to receive guidance from a scientific
expert on the subject of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) exposure
and damages to health.  David O. Carpenter, MD is the Director of the
SUNY University at Albany Institute for Health and the Environment.
He is an author of the 2010 World Health Organization (WHO) report
titled, “Persistent Organic Pollutants:  Impact on Child Health”.  Dr.
Carpenter will make a 15 minute presentation focusing on the following
points:  (1) sufficient scientific knowledge has accumulated to serve
as a foundation for the conclusion that POPs exposure at current
levels of food supply contamination is causing serious harm to public
health; (2)  WHO recommends action to minimize the exposure that
children receive to POPs by encouraging consumption at a lower level
in the food chain; (3)  POPs exposure minimization centers in
consuming less animal fat; and (4)  POPs exposure minimization is of
major public health protection importance for the residents of the St.
Lawrence River Valley due to the excess POPs exposures that residents
of Akwesasne and St. Lawrence County have received.

I request that you write to Dr. Christopher Portier, Director of the
National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic
Substances and Disease Registry, sister agencies of the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention, stating that you have read the WHO
report named above, that you have received expert guidance on this
report from David O. Carpenter, MD and that you support action on the
recommendation of the report.  Please request that Dr. Portier collaborate                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             with Cancer Action NY to educate the residents of Akwesasne and St. Lawrence
County on the subject of POPs exposure minimization.

Thank you for your willingness to assist with POPs exposure
minimization education in the 21st Congressional District of New York.

joyous in Nature,

Donald L. Hassig

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