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    Posted by Sharon Kramer on 2/15/10

    New Action Committee Urges Transparency in EPA Policy Over
    Mold & Microbial Contaminants

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    February 16, 2010 Action Committee on the Health Effects of
    Mold, Microbes and Indoor Contaminants ACHEMMIC is a newly
    formed group consisting of physicians, scientists,
    researchers, indoor air quality experts, industrial
    hygienists, building engineers, advocates and others who
    are working together to promote the truth in health policy
    about the adverse effects of mold, microbes and indoor
    contaminants. A request for action letter was submitted
    today to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, GAO Acting
    Comptroller General Gene Dodaro, and Senior Advisor to the
    Senate Majority HELP Committee Michael Meyers. ACHEMMIC is
    urging the EPA to adhere to GAO recommendations meant to
    provide consistent, accurate health advisories within the
    policies of all Federal agencies of the adverse health
    effects of mold and other microbial contaminants. The GAO
    audit of the public health threat was requested by the late
    Senator Edward M Kennedy. In October of 2006, he requested
    that the Federal Government Accountability Office (GAO)
    perform an audit of the current scientific understanding of
    the health effects of mold. The result of the two year
    audit was a report issued in September of 2008
    titled "Indoor Mold: Better Coordination of Research on
    Health Effects and More Consistent Guidance Would Improve
    Federal Efforts". The GAO deemed that the Federal
    Interagency Committee on Indoor Air Quality (CIAQ) would be
    the perfect organization to oversee this endeavor was
    carried out to ensure consistent government messaging in
    the name of public health. The CIAQ is governed by the EPA.
    ACHEMMIC encourages the EPA, CIAQ, and other Federal
    agencies to work together to fulfill the late Senator's
    lifetime dream of preventing and treating illness of all US
    citizens. Copies of the letter are being sent to
    individuals and organizations around the country, including
    numerous elected officials, government agencies, media
    outlets, medical organizations and others. The letter is
    also being posted on numerous websites and blogs.

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