To The Editor:
In 1973, there was an accident in Michigan that released a fire retardant chemical, called PBB into livestock feed. This caused contamination of food products (meat, eggs, and milk) for more than a year before it was discovered. It is the largest food contamination in U.S. history.
The Michigan Health Department transferred the registry of people exposed to PBB to Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia). Emory has been conducting research on the effects of PBB exposure. PBB can still be found in the bodies of Michiganders and health effects are evident in some children/grandchildren born years after the contamination.
To share PBB related health concerns and research, Emory University is hosting a Community Discussion in 2 Michigan locations:
Saturday April 14, 2018 Sunday April 15, 2018
10:00am to 12 Noon 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Fremont Recreation Center Evergreen Resort
201 E. Maple St. 7880 Mackinaw Trail
Fremont, Mi. 49412 Cadillac, Mi. 49601
To Learn More: Contact PBBRegistry@emory.edu 1-888-892-0074
Barbara K. Rowe
Grand Haven, MI
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