Dear Friends & Supporters,
Betty Mekdeci, Director of Birth Defect Research for Children participated in a conference call on developing the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences – National Institutes of Health (NIEHS) Strategic Plan of which she is also a co-chair of the Public Interest Partners of NIEHS.
Ms. Mekdeci recently submitted a Visionary Idea entitled [VOTE HERE] "Children’s Centers to Study the Prenatal Effects of Dioxins".
This is the body of the Visionary Idea submitted by Ms. Mekdeci:
The children of Vietnam veterans are the largest living laboratory for studying the possible adverse reproductive outcomes of their parent(s)' exposures to dioxins. Data collection on thousands of cases of children reported by their parents to the National Birth Defect Registry suggests a pattern of adverse outcomes that includes increases in learning, attention, immune and endocrine disorders. Creating a NIEHS center(s) to study these reproductive outcomes could contribute to a valuable database of knowledge on the reproductive effects of dioxins that would be applicable to exposures in the civilian environment.
Just a few days ago the rank was number 5 and today it has dropped to 17. I implore all who are personally effected by agent orange to please visit the above link and vote. It isn't required to leave a comment. The vote is much more important. So please, vote and then share this note. Tell your family and your friends how very important it is to vote. In action will effect generations. Thank you for your support.
Sharon L. Perry, Founder
Agent Orange Legacy