March 11, 2004

Dr. David Garabrant

and Dioxin Exposure Investigation Research Team

School of Public Health

University of Michigan

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed exposure investigation. These comments are preliminary and do not represent an exhaustive list of our questions and concerns.  In addition, we expect more questions when the UM develops a study protocol.

We would appreciate acknowledgement of receipt of this letter, and look forward to your response.

Regards,


Tracey Easthope, MPH

Director, Environmental Health Project

Ecology Center

117 N. Division

Ann Arbor, MI  48104

Michelle Hurd Riddick

Lone Tree Council

2421 Kipling

Saginaw, MI 48602

 

 

 

The following are concerns we have about both the process and the content of the proposed study:

CONCERNS ABOUT THE GENESIS OF THIS STUDY

 

 

ADVISORY PANELS

 

 

CONTROL OF SAMPLES AND DATA

 

PUBLIC COMMUNICATION

 

 

PURPOSE OF THE STUDY

 

 

TECHNICAL ISSUES

STUDY POPULATION

 

 

FISH CONSUMPTION

 

 

LABS AND SAMPLING PROTOCOLS

 

 

RISK COMMUNICATION

 

 

INDOOR DUST SAMPLING

MISCELLANEOUS

CC: MDCH

ATSDR

MDEQ