Mold Help to Join Mold Awareness Week September 19 – 24, 2004
MOLD-HELP REP WILL SPEAK TO CONGRESS AS MOLD VICTIMS ASCEND ON THE NATION’S CAPITOL
Washington DC – Susan Lillard-Roberts, the spokesperson from the Mold Help Organization, headquartered in Salem, Oregon, an advocate for mold victims nation-wide, will be speaking out in our nation’s capitol, with Congressman John Conyers and Bianca Jagger for a call to action.
Mold victim advocacy groups from across the nation will ascend on Capitol Hill this week to deliver their message to Congress and to bring national attention to the growing epidemic of serious residual health effects of indoor molds in schools, homes, workplaces and public buildings.
The groups will be distributing packets to members of Congress that contain a sampling of current peer reviewed medical research, personal accounts of victims impacted by mold and signed petitions calling for Congressional Hearings to address the resulting adverse health affects of poor indoor environments. Advocates say their message is calling for federal regulations and help from the nations’ medical schools and medical organizations to heighten physicians awareness that mold related symptoms are all too often misdiagnosed and illnesses from poor indoor environments are becoming of critical proportion.
In addition to the week’s activities in Washington , DC , mold victims, who have been directed by the more than 25 different groups, will be personally calling on their state and local elected officials across the county.
The highlight of the week’s events will be a press conference by Congressman John Conyers, Jr., author of HR 1268 titled: The United States Toxic Mold Safety and Protection Act at 12:00 noon, September 22, in the Rayburn Building, Rm 2237, on Capitol Hill.
Joining the Congressman will be Bianca Jagger, national experts, and Susan Lillard-Roberts from the Mold Help Organization to discuss the global impact of mold and mycotoxins. The Mold Awareness Coalition will be participating in the press conference and will follow with an additional statement to the press during a congressional luncheon presented by the MAPER Coalition, an affiliate mold education and research organization.
“With a national health crisis of potential proportions looming, I am confident that the Government could respond in a similarly appropriate manner. It may take time, but something has to be done, before it is too late.”