4/15/16 Letter to CDC Director: ‘Please cease funding fraud over Toxic Mold Disabilities (Veritox Theory)

“It was with reckless disregard for public health and safety, and a poorly thoughtout plan in the early 2000’s to try to shut down mold litigations and liability for claims of causation of environmental disability from WDB, by concoction and promotion of a fraudulent risk assessment theory – the Veritox Theory”. ….Dr. Frieden, Will CDC continue funding American College of Medical Toxicology to dissiminate information to U.S. physicians, while ACMT is still promoting the scientifically void Veritox Theory on their website? Yes ____  No _____-

Dr. Shoemaker’s “State of the Art Mold Conference” November 2015, Phoenix, AZ re: Chronic Inflammatory Responses caused by exposure to biocontaminants & biotoxins found in  Water Damaged Buildings (CIRS-WDB)  (lay terminology: “Toxic Mold disabilities”)

The following 16.04.15 LETTER has been mailed to: CDC/ATSDR Director Tom Frieden, DHHS Secretary Burwell, US Atty General Lynch, Senators Sanders, Warren, Murray of U.S. Senate HELP Committee, Dr. Perry CDC Grant Programs Director, Dr. Mapp EPA Children’s Health Division Director, Ms. Milton Esq USDOJ Disability Rights Department Supervisor – Civil Rights Division and cc’d to: Dr. Dye Pres ACMT, Dr. Harrison Pres AOEC, Dr. Dreyer Pres AAP, Dr. Hodgson Medical Director OSHA.

Re: Dr. Frieden, the Public needs federal agencies to stop funding fraud (Veritox Theory)[1] that it’s proven “Toxic Mold” can’t disable people. Please cease funding the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT).

Dear Dr. Frieden, Dr. Perry, Ms. Milton and Dr. Mapp, et.al,

Thank you for the CDC/DHHS, USDOJ and EPA reply letters dated March 7th[2}, March16th[3], and April 4th[4], 2016. The CDC and EPA replies were informative of how nonprofit medical associations are chosen to be non-government-organizations (NGO) assisting to provide information to U.S. physicians and the public with the use of federal funds.

The disappointing but not surprising USDOJ reply stating “we regret that we cannot be of further assistance” indicates that “too big to jail” may still pervade our justice system. It is not an acceptable response. I will soon be refiling a request for USDOJ prosecution. Crimes have been committed[5], falsified court documents have been concealed, and Americans with Disabilities Act violations have occurred[6] by California Justice Judith McConnell’s unrepentant, coram non judice, case-fixing in Veritox, Inc.’s retaliatory litigations for my exposing those involved in the marketing of the bogus Veritox Theory as of 2005. [Veritox, Inc. used to be GlobalTox, Inc.] There is a concealed government party to the fixed-cases. To my knowledge it is not DHHS or EPA. This aspect is more about lack of government oversight of severe ethics problems in the California courts. (A known pervasive problem, not specific to only the Toxic Mold Issue)

[6] See 42 U.S.C. § 12201–12213. “III-3.6000 Retaliation or coercion. Individuals who exercise their rights under the ADA, or assist others in exercising their rights, are protected from retaliation.”

With regard to lack of government oversight of the ethics problems within the Toxic Mold Issue itself, both the CDC and EPA replies appear to indicate that Dr. Frieden, Director of DHHS/CDC Agency for Toxic Substance Disease Registry (ATSDR) is the final decision maker to eliminate funding of discriminatory fraud by NGO partners of the CDC & EPA.

Yet neither reply answered my January 12, 2016 posed-question [7] if the agencies are going to cease funding the NGO medical association, American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) – which is still marketing the scientifically void Veritox Theory. This means the federal government is still funding proliferation of discrimination of people environmentally disabled by biocontaminants and microbial toxins (lay terminology “Toxic Mold”) that are found in water damaged buildings (WDB).

In November of 2015, I requested that NGO ACMT cease marketing the science fraud of their own accord, while pointing out they are federally funded to facilitate dissemination of accurate information to other NGO’s and physicians. [8] I have received no reply or indication of their intent to cease promoting the Veritox Theory. Thus there is dire need for Dr. Frieden’s intervention to stop DHHS and EPA funding of an NGO which promotes discrimination of the environmentally disabled based on the debunked Veritox Theory, it continues to promote.

Additionally, no reply has been received from the Senators of U.S. Senate HELP. As evidenced in my January 12th request for their help – HELP played a key role in causing the mass discrimination to be able to continue. In 2007, the Senate committee specifically deleted investigating who has conflicts of interest when promulgating standards over Toxic Mold illnesses, from federal audit. The resultant gutted-audit at taxpayers’ expense was originally comprehensive and ordered by the late Senator Edward Kennedy in 2006, at citizens’ urgings.[9]

I am aware that my liaison at HELP, Dr. David Noll, was hired by the CDC shortly after the HELP committee audit-gutting in 2007. I am aware that at the same point in time, Veritox, Inc. principals were contractors of the USDOJ. They were hired as expert defense witnesses in moldy, military housing litigation.  I am aware their testimony relied heavily of the scientifically void Veritox Theory (legitimized by ACOEM) as a reason the federal government should not be found financially responsible for causation of disabling military families.[10]

Perhaps my January 12th request to EPA and DHHS to stop funding ACMT for the sake of public health had too much attached documentation. Perhaps I provided too much detail of the vast discrimination and devastation caused by ACMT’s, other NGO nonprofits’ and Political Action Committees’ (PAC) proliferation of the scientifically void and discriminatory Veritox Theory for now fourteen years.

Perhaps my request was unclear, causing EPA and DHHS to be unable to ascertain what simple act must be taken to curtail an epic public-fleecing that is still occurring by those with access to federal funds. As such, the reasons for the need for federal intervention are explained again. This time succinctly in fifteen points with a “Yes” or “No” question that follows:

    1. Stated directly, the entire Scam that it is proven biocontaminants and microbial toxins (Toxic Mold) in water damaged buildings (WDB) can never reach a level to cause human disability (Chronic Inflammatory Responses (CIRS-WDB)) and death, is based on a scientifically void risk assessment theory (Veritox Theory) that was co-penned in 2002 by a CDC National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) former deputy director. His name is Bryan D. Hardin and he has been a co-owner of Veritox, Inc. since the early 2000s. The other author of the scientific fraud is Bruce J. Kelman, President of Veritox, Inc.

    2. Continuing on with the defrauding fourteen years later, ACMT — which is still mass marketing Hardin’s and Kelman’s Veritox Theory — is a federally funded NGO medical association. As your reply letters, ACMT’s website and my initial request all confirm that ACMT is funded by DHHS and EPA. DHHS-ATSDR controls ACMT federal funding.

    3.  With regard to the NGO Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit(PEHSU), ACMT is federally funded to manage PEHSU programs and to oversee their web-presence. According to the EPA reply letter, this function is jointly overseen by the NGO American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). As such, and as accurately stated in my original request, ACMT isfederally funded by the EPA and CDC/ATSDR to disseminate scientific information to U.S. physicians which impact treatment (and mistreatment) of patients throughout the U.S.”

    4. On their website, ACMT proudly displays that it is federally funded to assist PEHSU in information dissemination. The ACMT website also displays a publication authored by ACMT members that is titled ”Institute of Medicine Report on Damp Indoor Spaces and Health”[11] hereafter referred to as the “ACMT Mold Statement”.

    5. The ACMT Mold Statement was co-authored in 2006 by expert defense witnesses in mold litigation. One of whom, Dr. Daniel Sudakin, was an associate of Veritox, Inc. at the time of authorship. It states:

      “With respect to mycotoxins in indoor air, exposure modeling studies have concluded that even in moldy environments, the maximum inhalation dose of mycotoxins is generally orders of magnitude lower than demonstrated thresholds for adverse health effects. (3,7,8)”

    6. In reality, and contrary to the concept ACMT has been marketing as legitimate science for now a decade, there is no “exposure modeling study” which “concludes” any “demonstrated threshold” before human illness occurs. Only Veritox’s extrapolations (Veritox Theory) applied to data from an exposure modeling study professes to make this conclusion. There is no scientifically established minimum “demonstrated threshold” before humans may become ill/disabled from exposure to mycotoxins in a WDB, inhaled or otherwise. The misleading word-smithing by federally funded ACMT is founded on extrapolations (Veritox Theory) applied to data taken from one modeling study of mold suddenly blasted into rat tracheas (a study by Dr. Carol Rao of the CDC).[12] As such, the Veritox extrapolations “concludes” nothing about humanadverse health effects” from chronic exposure to mycotoxins in WDB. It is a nonsequitor, a scientific fraud, and a False Claim to promote that lack of causation of human disability and death from exposure to Toxic Mold in WDB can be concluded solely by extrapolations applied to data from a rat study.

      In other words, DHHS-funded-ACMT is selling “garbage science” penned by a former DHHS employee whose company is a USDOJ-hired expert defense witness in toxic torts – where the “garbage science” DHHS is still funding has been used to avoid federal liability for causation of environmental disabilities and deaths. The intertwined conflicts of interest are astounding.

      [12] See fn. 1 page 2 for Veritox usage of Rao study.
    7. As accurately stated by Dr. Jonathan Borak in 2002, the above concept would have been appropriately deemed “garbage” fourteen years ago and never have been mass marketed in policies, courts, and physician education[13] had the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) Board of Directors not voted to make it their position statement (2002) “Adverse Human Health Effects Associated with Mold in the Indoor Environment – an Evidence Based Statement”[14] hereafter referred to as the “ACOEM Mold Statement.” To quote Dr. Borak, Chair of ACOEM Scientific Advisory Board:

      “I do not want this to go to the BOD and then be rejected. That would be an important violation of Bryan [Hardin, retired Deputy Director of CDC NIOSH & owner of Veritox, Inc.] – I have assured him that if we do not use it he can freely make whatever other use he might want to make. If we ‘officially’ reject it, then we turn his efforts into garbage.”

       
    8. Unlike ACMT, ACOEM has since sunset their Mold Statement (2015) and has retracted it and its discriminatory “garbage” Veritox Theory from their websites. (See enclosed March 9, 2015 WorkCompCentral article, “ACOEM takes down paper commonly used in mold claims“)

    9. Like ACMT, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) also put out a Mold Position Statement in 2006 that was co-authored by toxic tort defense witnesses. Like ACMT, the allergists simply parroted the garbage of ACOEM, while adding to the discrimination of the Toxic Mold injured in allergists’ and immunologists’ offices across the country. Unlike ACMT, AAAAI sunset their parroting of ACOEM in 2011.[15]

      With ACOEM and AAAAI now both having sunset their Mold Statements, the federally-funded-NGO ACMT is the last “nonprofit” medical association continuing to promote the garbage Veritox Theory as legitimate science and appropriate physician education. Last-man-standing ACMT needs to cease selling the fraudulent Veritox Theory because people are still being hurt by the willfully deceptive doubt-selling of causation of disability it provides to physicians, claims handlers, and courts.

    10. Dr. Harriet Ammann is a Senior Toxicologist, State of Washington (retired) & co-author of the 2004 Institute of Medicine’s “Damp Indoor Spaces and Health”[16]. In 2006, she was interviewed for the 2007 Wall Street Journal article “Court of Opinion, Amid Suits over Mold Experts Wear Two Hats, Authors of Science Paper Often Cited by Defense Also Help in Litigation”. [17] She accurately stated:

      They [Bruce Kelman and Bryan Hardin co-owners of Veritox, Inc.] took hypothetical exposure and hypothetical toxicity and jumped to the conclusion there is nothing there.” James Craner MD, MPH, FACOEM was quoted as saying “a lot people with legitimate environmental health problems are losing their homes and their jobs because of legal decisions based on this so-called ‘evidence-based’ statement.”

       
    11. As accurately stated by the Federal Government Accountability Office (GAO) in 2008 at the conclusion of their two year gutted audit, designed to hold no one accountable for the Veritox Theory, “Indoor Mold: Better Coordination of Research on Health Effects and More Consistent Guidance Would Improve Federal Efforts”[18]

      “The reviews we examined were largely consistent in their interpretations of the evidence for the role of mycotoxins in relation to adverse health effects. The Institute of Medicine reported in 2004 that (1) exposure to mycotoxins can occur via inhalation, contact with the skin, and ingestion of contaminated food and (2) research on Stachybotrys chartarum (a species of indoor mold that can produce mycotoxins) suggests that effects in humans may be biologically…………………….. plausible. (Emphasis added) Pg. 16 Para 2

       
    12. As accurately stated in 2015 by reference when discrediting his own highly-profitable-nonsequitor-of-garbage-science Veritox Theory; Bruce J. Kelman who is President of Veritox Inc. and co-author of the Theory with Brian D. Hardin, cited the following source for his Environmental Health Perspective’s publication “A Standard of Knowledge for the Professional Practice of Toxicology”[19]: Cited reference: “National Research Council’s (NRC) Committee on Science, Technology, Law, Policy and Global Affairs’ third edition of Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence”[20]

      (Page 658) “…the court stated: ‘Humans are not rats, and it is far from clear how readily one may generalize from one mammalian species to another. But in light of the epidemiological evidence that was not the main problem. Rather it was the absence of data at low levels.” (Page 662) “Note that many subjective symptoms are poorly modeled in animal studies. Thus, complaints that a chemical has caused nonspecific symptoms, such as nausea, headache, and weakness, for which there are no objective manifestations in humans, are difficult to test in laboratory animals.”

       
    13. Going back in time to the year 2003. While taking the Veritox Theory clearly into the realm of intentionally marketing scientific fraud for profit thirteen years ago — while causing mass discrimination of the Toxic Mold disabled on behalf of financial stakeholders of WDB (Veritox litigation clients); Mr. Kelman and Mr. Hardin accepted no less than $25,000.00 [21] to author the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Mold Statement. It is titled “A Scientific View of the Health Effects of Mold”[22] and makes the False Claim that their Theory proves:

      Thus, the notion that toxic mold is an insidious, secret killer as so many media reports and trial lawyers would claim, is junk science unsupported by actual scientific study.” Bruce J. Kelman & Brian D. Hardin, Veritox, Inc., published July 17, 2003

      [21] 2003 contract between Manhattan Institute and Veritox (formerly GlobalTox, Inc) http://freepdfhosting.com/da1f816865.pdf & 2003 canceled checks from Manhattan Institute to Veritox (formerly GlobalTox) equal to the hours that Kelman and Hardin billed for their work. http://freepdfhosting.com/8e5c4c5a36.pdf
      [22] 2003 U.S Chamber Mold Statement in most relevant parts http://freepdfhosting.com/a8baea5e37.pdf & in its entirety http://www.uschamber.com/sites/default/files/legacy/reports/ilr_mold.pdf
    14. And coming back to the future. At the bottom of each page of this letter there is a short-link provided to the blog, Katy’s Exposure. Please go to the link and watch the embedded half hour presentation I gave in November 2015 at the “State of the Art Mold Conference” [23] in Phoenix, Arizona. It explains the devastation still being caused for those experiencing CIRS-WDB, by NGO “nonprofit” medical associations being allowed to promote the Veritox Theory as legitimate physician education with the use of federal funds.

      I discuss impoverished families and the elderly living in substandard housing who are being treated like liars and scammers by U.S. physicians, et.al. for stating they are sick beyond asthma and allergy from WDBs. I discuss a child’s suicide caused by the horrific discrimination. (I also explain the criminal acts under the color of law in the California courts by Veritox president Kelman, his attorney Keith Scheuer, and multiple jurists — and the relentless harassment I have experienced which has aided and abetted the public defrauding over the Toxic Mold Issue to continue to this day.)

    15.  For a greater understanding of the importance of last-man-standing-ACMT being made to sunset their Mold Statement and retract it from their website, please read the enclosed 2015 WorkCompCentral article titled “ACOEM Takes Down Position Paper commonly Used to Defend Against Mold Claims”[24]; and/or contact Dr. Michael Hodgson, Medical Director of U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Department of Labor (OSHA).Dr. Hodgson has been instrumental in causing ACOEM to sunset their Mold Statement and to retract all reference to it and the bogus Veritox Theory it is founded upon, from their websites

CONCLUSION

It was with reckless disregard for public health and safety, and a poorly thoughtout plan in the early 2000’s to try to shut down mold litigations and liability for claims of causation of environmental disability from WDB, by concoction and promotion of a fraudulent risk assessment theory – the Veritox Theory.

Traveling further down the rabbit hatch under the concept that no crime is complete without the cover-up, it was an even less thoughtout plan to sue me for the words “altered his under oath statemens“, frame me for libel for those words, falsify court documents, continue to use the void docuemtns to harass me, financially ruin me and try to silence me of how the scam was being marketed. All covered up by use of retaliatory criminal acts under the color of law in the California courts.  I will not be shutting up until justice is served for me and the American public.

In these times of attempting to standardize medical practices in the U.S. for the sake of efficient and effective public health measures, it is difficult enough for honest U.S. physicians to navigate and treat patients based on ever-changing current accepted practices. They do not need DHHS & EPA continuing to fund bogus science interjected into the complicated equation by a long-term conflicted NGO partner.

Unless EPA and DHHS/CDC/ATSDR are saying that the U.S. government is A-OK with funding known discrimination of the environmentally disabled by giving federal tax dollars to ACMT who is still marketing the discriminatory Veritox Theory fraud; then it seems it would be Choosing Wisely to cease federally funding ACMT for any type of involvement of disseminating information to U.S. physicians – particularly pediatricians.

As such, a simple “Yes” or “No” answer is required in reply to my letters:

Will the federal agencies you represent continue funding ACMT to disseminate information to U.S. physicians while they are still promoting the scientifically void Veritox Theory on their website?  Yes ____ No ____.

If the answer is “Yes” then the additional questions which require answers are: “Why?” and “What does DHHS & EPA intend to do to mitigate the damage to the public from government funded discrimination of the environmentally disabled based on known scientific fraud?” (Just making laws that WDBs must be cleaned up doesn’t solve the problem of poor medical care for the CIRS-WDB-disabled by misinformed U.S. physicians.)

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. I look forward to your reply (or seeing the results of your actions on the ACMT website[25]). It is my hope that you will act, Dr. Frieden, to protect the American public from discrimination in medical practices by U.S. physicians who use (sometimes conflicted) NGO medical associations and their web-presence to obtain information. Please make ACMT sunset their bogus Mold Statement and retract it from their website before giving them any more federal funds used to portray that they are here for the benefit of America’s children.  [26]

[25] Current website list of ACMT Position Statements, including “Institute of Medicine Report on Damp Indoor Spaces and Healthhttp://www.acmt.net/resources_position.html

Sincerely,

Mrs. Sharon Noonan Kramer

Enclosure: 1

CC: Leslie R. Dye, MD, FACMT, President, ACMT

Benard P. Dreyer, MD, FAAP, President, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Dr. Michael Hodgson, Medical Director, OSHA

Robert Harrison, MD, President, Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC) (same locations at medical schools around the country as PEHSUs with shared physicians)[28]

P.S. I currently have a permanent injunction issued from a California court with no subject matter jurisdiction, not to speak or write of what the California courts and Veritox, Inc. did to me to aid this public defrauding to continue. Needless to say, I am ignoring the void order because it’s an additional criminal act under the color of law — causing the continued profitable discrimination of the environmentally injured American public.

“The Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSUs) are a source of medical information and advice on environmental conditions that influence reproductive and children’s health. PEHSU are academically based, typically at university medical centers, and are located across the United States, Canada and Mexico. These PEHSU form a network that is capable of responding to requests for information throughout North America and offering advice on prevention, diagnosis, management, and treatment of environmentally-related health effects in children. Because children’s environmental health covers a wide variety of issues, the PEHSU network has experts in pediatrics, allergy/immunology, neurodevelopment, toxicology, occupational and environmental medicine, nursing, and other specialized areas….The PEHSU website is supported by the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) and funded (in part) by the cooperative agreement FAIN: U61TS000238 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). Acknowledgement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the PEHSU by providing partial funding to ATSDR under Inter-Agency Agreement number DW-75-95877701.” http://www.pehsu.net/About_PEHSU.html

16.03.16 DHHS Reply Letter16.03.16 DOJ reply letter

16.04.04 EPA reply letter

 

 

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Retraction Watch: “Evidence-based medicine has been hijacked”

3/16/2016 Retraction Watch: “Evidence-based medicine has been hijacked:” A confession from John Ioannidis

“John Ioannidis is perhaps best known for a 2005 paper ‘Why Most Published Research Findings Are False.’ One of the most highly cited researchers in the world, Ioannidis, a professor at Stanford, has built a career in the field of meta-research. Earlier this month, he published a heartfelt and provocative essay in the the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology titled ‘Evidence-Based Medicine Has Been Hijacked: A Report to David Sackett.’ In it, he carries on a conversation begun in 2004 with Sackett, who died last May and was widely considered the father of evidence-based medicine. We asked Ioannidis to expand on his comments in the essay, including why he believes he is a ‘failure.’

Retraction Watch: You write that as evidence-based medicine ‘became more influential, it was also hijacked to serve agendas different from what it originally aimed for.’ Can you elaborate?

John Ioannidis: As I describe in the paper, ‘evidence-based medicine’ has become a very common term that is misused and abused by eminence-based experts and conflicted stakeholders who want to support their views and their products, without caring much about the integrity, transparency, and unbiasedness of science.”

Read the entire article at Retraction Watch: http://retractionwatch.com/2016/03/16/evidence-based-medicine-has-been-hijacked-a-confession-from-john-ioannidis/

3/15/2016 WBEZ News Chicago “Why Didn’t An Illinois Professor Have To Disclose GMO Funding?”

“In several emails Chassy specifies to his Monsanto contacts that his payments should not be sent directly to him. Instead, Chassy directs them to be sent through the ‘University of Illinois Foundation in support of the biotechnology outreach and education activities of Professor Bruce M. Chassy’….As recently as December, Chassy co-wrote a three-part series on The Huffington Post calling efforts to label GMO ingredients in the American food supply ‘a disaster in waiting.’ In those articles Chassy identified himself simply as ‘Professor Emeritus of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign’….Professor Bruce Chassy did not disclose his financial relationship with Monsanto on state or university forms aimed at detecting potential conflicts of interest. Documents further show that Chassy and the university directed Monsanto to deposit the payments through the University of Illinois Foundation, a body whose records are shielded from public scrutiny. The foundation also has the ability to take in private money and disburse it to an individual as a “university payment”–exempt from disclosure.”

Read the entire article at WBEZ News: https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/u-of-i-professor-did-not-disclose-gmo-funding/eb99bdd2-683d-4108-9528-de1375c3e9fb

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CDC & EPA, Cease funding “nonprofit” discrimination of Mold disabled & dying

truth pill“Plainly stated, this is one of the dirtiest tricks that the U.S. government, multiple private-sector ‘nonprofit’ partners, well-connected toxic tort defense witnesses and corrupt California court officers have collusively ever played on the American public and worker.”

January 12, 2016

Gina McCarthy, Director EPA; Tom Frieden, Director CDC; and Senators Bernard Sanders, Patty Murray & Elizabeth Warren of U.S. Senate HELP

Dear Administrator McCarthy, Director Frieden and Senators Sanders, Murray and Warren, (read letter HERE in pdf)

RE: “Mold”[1] & Linear-risk-model “Veritox Theory”[2].  There is dire need for CDC & EPA to cease funding discrimination of the environmentally disabled via funding the “nonprofit” American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT).

Greetings. I am an advocate for integrity in health marketing.  Over a decade ago, I published a writing exposing how a fraudulent linear-dose-no-threshold (LNT) risk assessment model, the Veritox Theory, was being mass-marketed as appropriate education for U.S. physicians. The collusive endeavor was by well-connected “nonprofits” and toxic tort defense witnesses with close ties to NIOSH and industry. It was purposed to cause discrimination of those being disabled by Mold and to stave off liability for causation of the disablings and deaths. The greatly flawed LNT promotes the false concept it is proven microbial toxins in water damaged buildings will never rise to a level to harm human health.

[1] California Health & Safety Code 17920(j) “Mold’ means microscopic organisms or fungi that can grow in damp conditions in the interior of a building.”
[2] Veritox Theory: “Adverse Human Health Effects Associated with Molds in the Indoor Environment Copyright © 2002 American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine…In single-dose in vivo studies, S. chartarum spores have been administered intranasally to mice or intratracheally to rats. 76, 77 High doses (30 x 106 spores/kg and higher) produced pulmonary inflammation and hemorrhage in both species. A range of doses were administered in the rat studies and multiple, sensitive indices of effect were monitored, demonstrating a graded dose response with 3 x 106 spores/kg being a clear no-effect dose. Airborne S. chartarum spore concentrations that would deliver a comparable dose of spores can be estimated by assuming that all inhaled spores are retained and using standard default values for human subpopulations of particular interest78 – very small infants,† school-age children,†† and adults.††† The no-effect dose in rats (3 x 106 spores/kg) corresponds to continuous 24-hour exposure to 2.1 x 106 spores/m3 for infants, 6.6 x 106 spores/m3 for a school-age child, or 15.3 x 106 spores/m3 for an adult. If the no-effect 3 x 106 spores/kg intratracheal bolus dose in rats is regarded as a 1-minute administration (3 x 106 spores/kg/min), achieving the same dose rate in humans (using the same default assumptions as previously) would require airborne concentrations of 3.0 x 109 spores/m3 for an infant, 9.5 x 109 spores/m3 for a child, or 22.0 x 109 spores/m3 for an adult. In a repeat-dose study, mice were given intranasal treatments twice weekly for three weeks with “highly toxic” s. 72 S. chartarum spores at doses of 4.6 x 106 or 4.6 x 104 spores/kg (cumulative doses over three weeks of 2.8 x 107 or 2.8 x 105 spores/kg).79 The higher dose caused severe inflammation with hemorrhage, while less severe inflammation, but no hemorrhage was seen at the lower dose of s. 72 spores. Using the same assumptions as previously (and again ignoring dose rate implications), airborne S. chartarum spore concentrations that would deliver the nonhemorrhagic cumulative three-week dose of 2.8 x 105 spores/kg can be estimated as 9.4 x 103 spores/m3 for infants, 29.3 x 103 spores/m3 for a school-age child, and 68.0 x 103 spores/m3 for adults (assuming exposure for 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, and 100% retention of spores). The preceding calculations suggest lower bound estimates of airborne S. chartarum spore concentrations corresponding to essentially no-effect acute and subchronic exposures. Those concentrations are not infeasible, but they are improbable and inconsistent with reported spore concentrations. For example, in data from 9,619 indoor air samples from 1,717 buildings, when S. chartarum was detected in indoor air (6% of the buildings surveyed) the median airborne concentration was 12 CFU/m3 (95% CI 12 to 118 CFU/m3).80 Despite its well-known ability to produce mycotoxins under appropriate growth conditions, years of intensive study have failed to establish exposure to S. chartarum in home, school, or office environments as a cause of adverse human health effects. Levels of exposure in the indoor environment, dose-response data in animals, and dose-rate considerations suggest that delivery by the inhalation route of a toxic dose of mycotoxins in the indoor environment is highly unlikely at best, even for the hypothetically most vulnerable subpopulations.”

Attached hereto as Exhibit is a voluminous letter sent to the ACMT Board of Directors in October of 2015. It and its working links may be read online at Katy’s Exposure under the blog title of “American College of Medical Toxicology, Choose Wisely to Sunset Your Mold Statementhttp://wp.me/plYPz-3VW

For my extensive efforts over the past decade to try to stop government backed and funded discrimination of the environmentally disabled (which includes much time on Capitol Hill at U.S. Senate HELP when the late Senator Kennedy was Chair/Ranking Member and David Bowen was director) I have been driven into poverty, jailed by order of a California judge whose court had no subject matter jurisdiction, bodily harmed, given a false criminal FBI record and character assassinated beyond belief.

I currently have tens of thousands of dollars of interest accruing, fraudulent liens on my property by federal contractors; and a void permanent injunction – issued coram non judice – to never republish a sentence I never published in the first place. That sentence is: “Dr. Kelman altered his under oath statements on the witness stand’ while he testified as a witness in an Oregon trial.”  Although I have made multiple requests to “public servant” policing agencies; to date no one has been punished for the criminal acts in the California courts purposed toward fleecing the U.S. public with a scientifically void LNT that was penned by federal contractors at Veritox, Inc. (Exhibit pages 32-37; 42, 44, 49-52)

Mr. Kelman (who altered his under oath statements in 2005 when presented with a prior testimony of his from another case) is President of Veritox, Inc. (Exhibit pages 38-40)  He is a co-creator of the LNT Veritox Theory. (Exhibit pages 25) The decade of retaliation under the color of law via fixed California Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation (SLAPP) has been to make me appear a liar for exposing the massive government-backed and used fraud while it has been aided and abetted to continue by the criminal means in the California courts. (Exhibit pages 3241)

Plainly stated, this is one of the dirtiest tricks that the U.S. government, multiple private-sector “nonprofit” partners, well-connected toxic tort defense witnesses and corrupt California court officers have collusively ever played on the American public and worker. Yet, through it all I am still standing and speaking out — unlike many for whom I first spoke out over a decade ago to protect their health and safety from Mold and fraudsters.  Many Mold injured people who I have met over the past decade are now permanently disabled or deceased. They are unable to ask for public servant help on their own.

I am not going away until the multi-billion dollar, discriminatory defrauding is made to stop. It is long past time for the CDC and EPA to cease funding the proliferation of the fraudulent and discriminatory LNT Veritox Theory as valid U.S. physician education. People are losing everything because of the widely marketed U.S. government-backed fraud in policy, physician education and courts.

ACMT is a “nonprofit” medical association headquartered in Phoenix, AZ. They are federally funded by the EPA and CDC/ATSDR to disseminate scientific information to U.S. physicians which impact treatment (and mistreatment) of patients throughout the U.S.  (Exhibit pages 58-60 ) Veritox, Inc. are federal contractors and toxic tort defense witnesses hired by the US Department of Justice. ( Exhibit pages 42-44 ) The corporation is co-owned by Bryan Hardin who is a retired Deputy Director of NIOSH.  He is the co-creator of the debunked LNT Veritox Theory along with Bruce Kelman. (Exhibit pages 16-21)

Senate HELP has been aware of the problem of the fraud in policy and the discrimination it causes of the environmentally disabled for many years. Yet, nothing has been done to stop the proliferation and usage of the scientific fraud that is so harmful to the American public and worker. [3] (Exhibit pages 49-52)

[3] The following was deleted in February 2007 from a federal audit of Mold that Senator Kennedy ordered in October 2006: “What medical and scientific standards are used in determining the admissibility of evidence of both acute and persistent health consequences resulting from exposure to mold? Which individuals and organizations have promulgated these standards and what, if any, conflicts of interest exist regarding these standards?”  http://freepdfhosting.com/f18db049a6.pdf

People are experiencing chronic fatigue, multi-system/multi-symptom inflammations, and newly acquired environmental intolerances after exposure to Mold.[4]  (Exhibit pages 8-11) They can get no help from US physicians, who have had it crammed down their throats by CDC funded “nonprofits” that it is proven the disabled are liars, mentally ill, and/or scammers. This concept is primarily founded upon the debunked – but still federally funded Veritox Theory in policies and courts. (Exhibit pages 14-15) The cost to society as a whole is in the billions. (Exhibit page 9)

[4] 1998, U.S. Congressman Bernard Sanders speaking before the House. “MCS is a chronic condition marked by heightened sensitivity to multiple different chemicals and other irritants at or below previously tolerated levels of exposure….MCS is often accompanied by impaired balance, memory and concentration.” http://someoneskid.angelfire.com/boycottsbu2000/RepSandersChemicalSensitivity.html

In 2003, Mr. Hardin and Mr. Kelman (co-authors of the 2002 “nonprofit” American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine ACOEM Mold Statement) accepted no less than $25,000.00 to publish a mold statement for the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform and Manhattan Institute Center for Legal Policy. For this version of “science” they fraudulently claimed that the LNT Veritox Theory the “nonprofit” medical associations were also marketing, proved:

“Thus, the notion that toxic mold is an insidious, secret killer as so many media reports and trial lawyers would claim, is junk science unsupported by actual scientific study.” (Exhibit 16-21)

Mr. Kelman, who should be in jail for his decade of perjury as a plaintiff in the fixed California SLAPP while trying to silence me, is now writing the professional standards of knowledge for U.S. toxicologists with federal employees and “nonprofit” medical boards. The references he cites to adhere to professional standards discredits his own misapplication of the Veritox Theory as junk science. (Exhibit pages 56-57)

My enclosed October letter to the federally-funded ACMT was a request that they sunset their scientifically void position statement on Mold which relies heavily upon Mr. Kelman’s Veritox Theory to cause the deadly discrimination. (Exhibit pages 1-7). ACMT’s Mold Statement was co-authored in 2006 by expert defense witnesses in mold litigation also affiliated with VeriTox, Inc. (Exhibit pages 1-7)

The other two “nonprofit” medical associations which have actively participated in fraudulently legitimizing and mass-marketing the Veritox Theory (ACOEM and American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology AAAAI) have already sunset their Mold Statements. (Exhibit pages 12-14)

ACMT is the last crooked man standing who is still marketing Mr. Kelman’s and Mr. Hardin’s science fraud over Mold, by medical association position statement.  To date, I have received no reply from ACMT as to their intent to cease marketing discrimination of the environmentally disabled — as the federally-funded-scientific-fraud they are selling plays on to harm many. (Exhibit pages 53-55)

CDC/ATSDR is “mandated by congress to perform certain actions relating to the public health concerns of hazardous substances in the environment”. Although ATSDR is an independent operating division within the Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) performs many of its administrative functions.

The “nonprofit” medical association ACMT is receiving federal funds to educate -not miseducate -United States physicians, health departments, the general public, and other medical “nonprofit” associations – such as the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU) and the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC).

Given the influence which ACMT exerts over public health policies and physician education with the use of federal and private-sector funds and close ties to the CDC/EPA, it is imperative that ACMT be made to cease disseminating discriminatory scientific fraud over environmental illnesses from Mold (Exhibit pages 62-63)

As such, for the sake of public and worker health and safety, please cease federally funding ACMT to curtail the mass dissemination of a debunked litigation defense argument in physician education and U.S. courts – the Veritox Theory. Fourteen years of this discriminatory fraud being propagated by federal contractors who are funded by ATSDR/CDC/EPA is a cost that the public should not have to bear with their tax dollars – as lives are destroyed from the government funded, mass-marketed fraud.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. I look forward to hearing what the leaders of this country intend to do to stop the discrimination of the Mold disabled and dying; and to stop the two-tiered justice system in the United States and California.

                                                                                                    Sincerely,

                                                                                                    Mrs. Sharon Noonan Kramer

Enclosure (1)

CC (sans enclosure which they already have):

U.S. Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Department of Health & Human Services

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

U.S. Deputy Attorney General Sally Quinlian Yates

U.S. Southern District of California Attorney Laura Duffy

California Department of Public Health, Director Karen Smith

California Governor Jerry Brown [5]

5. January 2016 “California ~ Choose Wisely to Stop Science Frauds In Policy over Mold Illnesses” https://katysexposure.wordpress.com/2015/12/24/california-choose-wisely-to-stop-science-frauds-in-policy-over-mold-illnesses/

 

 

 

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California ~ Choose Wisely to Stop Science Frauds In Policy over Mold Illnesses

December 23, 2015 (Mailed on Dec 24th)

So Cal Federal Attorney Laura Duffy

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch

U.S. Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates

California Governor Jerry Brown

Medical Director OSHA, Dr. Michael Hodgson

Presiding Justice California 4th/1st MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR ENVIRONMENTAL CRIMINAL Judith McConnell

Dear Atty Duffy, AG Lynch, Deputy AG Yates, Dr. Hodgson, Governor Brown & Deadly coram non judice SLAPP-case-fixer McConnell,

RE: Third request to Ms. Duffy to prosecute California Justice McConnell and federal contractors Veritox, Inc., et. al., for a decade of case-fixing SLAPPs (including falsifications and cover-up of falsifications of material court documents). It has been a horrible decade of retaliation for my exposing (2005) how a scientifically void risk assessment model, the Veritox Theory, was marketed into public health and workcomp environmental policies, purposed to deny liability for causation of disabilities and deaths from toxigenic Mold[1].

This Cover Letter and two enclosures [Enclosure One & Enclosure Two with working links] may be read online at Katy’s Exposure under the title, “California ~ Choose Wisely to Stop Science Frauds in Policy over Mold Illnesses” http://wp.me/plYPz-44Z

The gist: Governor Brown signed SB655 into law in October 2015. The law is not going to work to the public’s or workers’ best interest — without Justice McConnell et.al. being prosecuted for their decade of case-fixing SLAPP to keep discriminatory scientific fraud able to be used [2] in U.S. physician education, public health & worker-protection-policies, and in U.S. courts over illnesses from Mold. Unless court-fraudsters are publicly punished, the science fraud (that is funded by the CDC [3]) will taint how SB655 is implemented. It will entangle more government employees, physicians & policy-writers in the mess McConnell created by practicing politics – not law – from her bench.

As it always the case when fraudsters work with and within government, it is not the initial unethical act that gets one into trouble. What has been done to market discriminatory science fraud over Mold is unethical. What McConnell has done to me while trying to cover-up the fraud, is criminal. I want my millions and the decade of my life back that McConnell’s criminal retaliation under the color of law stole from my family and me for my daring to speak the truth. I want the scientific fraud penned by federal contractors at Veritox, Inc., eradicated from being able to harm U.S. public and workers who are being environmentally disabled – and are then treated like liars and scammers. I want leading CA court fraudsters (McConnell, Huffman, Benke, et.al.), Veritox, Inc. owners, along with multiple complicit “public servants” in San Diego County (fourteen jurists, multiple court clerks, DA Dumanis & Sheriff Gore) removed from office and behind bars so they can’t harm anyone else with collusively felonious acts in the future. Falsification and cover-up of falsifications of court documents are felonies [4] even without the intent to defraud the U.S. public with the CDC.

The departments of Labor and Justice just announced…environmental crimes can bring felony convictions.”[5]  I and many others will believe the USDOJ & DOL are earnest with this intent when we see Justice McConnell, Bruce Kelman of Veritox, Inc., his CA attorney Keith Scheuer, et.al. sitting in jail cells by actions of Ms. Duffy.

Dr. Hodgson of OSHA has been fighting this particular fraud in public health and workcomp policy even longer than I have. Neither he, nor I, nor anyone else can completely eradicate it without the USDOJ prosecuting criminals who have concocted, aided and abetted the environmental crime by retaliatory felonies under the color of law in Southern California. Make their punishment fit their crimes for the sake of the people IF the USDOJ, DOL and Governor Brown are sincere with their stated intent to protect public and worker safety; and to reinstill integrity in justice systems of the United States, including California’s.

[1] California Health & Safety Code 17920(j) “Mold’ means microscopic organisms or fungi that can grow in damp conditions in the interior of a building.”
[2] Sept 2015 Joan Bennett, PhD, citing the retired ACOEM & AAAAI Mold Statements (containing the fraudulent Veritox Theory) in the pay-to-publish journal “Toxins” – promoting the odd concept that MVOCs should be called mycotoxins – the only volatile ones capable of harming http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4591661/
[3] CDC funds the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT), which still markets the fraudulent risk assessment model of Veritox, Inc. McConnell’s courts have spent a decade covering-up the multi-billion dollar scientific fraud in CDC funded policies by case-fixing SLAPP suits, coram non judice. https://katysexposure.wordpress.com/nov-15-american-college-of-medical-toxicology-choose-wisely-to-sunset-your-mold-statement/
[4] California Penal Code 134 -court document falsifications and willful concealment of falsifications under the color of law are felonies punishable by up to four years in prison.
[5] Commentary: The unseen toll of workplace disease in America | Center for Public Integrity http://www.publicintegrity.org/2015/12/23/19078/commentary-unseen-toll-workplace-disease-america?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=watchdog&utm_medium=publici-email&goal=0_ffd1d0160d-7acaf8da6b-100240357&mc_cid=7acaf8da6b&mc_eid=7cf9538542

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Enclosure One with working links. Mailed on Dec 24, 2015 to:

Jerry Brown CA Governor & President of the University of California Board of Regents, Sacramento, CA

Holly Mitchell CA Senator, Sacramento, CA

Karen Smith Director CA Department of Public Health (CDPH) Sacramento CA

Brandon Kitagawa Policy Specialist Regional Asthma Management. & Prevention (RAMP) Oakland, CA

Leonard Powell CA Association of Code Enforcement Officers (CACEO) Sacramento, CA

Robert Harrison President-elect, Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC) UCSF San Francisco, CA

Stuart Cohen, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) (BOD District IX) San Diego, CA

Sally Yates, Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ), Washington, DC

Michael Hodgson, Medical Director Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Washington, DC

CC’d (sans Enclosure Two that the below people previously received in Oct 2015, see Oct cover letters below)

1) Deadly, coram non judice SLAPP-fixer Presiding Justice Judith McConnell, CA Fourth, Division One Court of Appeal

2) Criminal & federal contractor, Bruce J. Kelman, President of Veritox, Inc.

3) Southern District of California Federal Attorney Laura Duffy

4) U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch

5) ACMT Director Paul Wax,

6) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell

7) BOD Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, funders of the Choosing Wisely campaign.

Root of the fourteen year old problem coming straight out of the CDC and covered up by a decade of case-fixing SLAPP in McConnell’s courts — as spelled out in detail in Enclosures One & Two:

How the Veritox Theory Came to Be & Why It is Important to Rid It from Policies/Physician Education
 Veritox, Inc. co-owner, Mr. Bryan Hardin, retired as a CDC NIOSH Deputy Director in 2001 and began a new career Mold-litigation-expert-defense-witnessing with Mr. Bruce Kelman, who came to the Mold issue from Big Tobacco expert-defense-witnessing. Their relationship as co-owners of Veritox, Inc. began shortly before the publication of the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACOEM) Mold Statement in October of 2002. For many years the publication was widely marketed by special interests to unduly influence polices and court decisions – that Mold was not causing disabilities. In February 2015 it was finally sunset by ACOEM as a position paper with the aid of the Medical Director of OSHA. It is premised on an unscientific LNT risk model by Mr. Hardin and Mr. Kelman – the “Veritox Theory”.
“Nonprofits” marketed the Veritox Theory to physicians, policy-setters, and courts that this one greatly flawed risk-model proves that microbial toxins in water damaged buildings (“Mold”) will never reach a harmful level.
The debunked Veritox Theory, first promoted by the “nonprofit” ACOEM in 2002 and still being promoted as legitimate science by the federally-funded “nonprofit” American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) in 2015 
 Below is the subject linear-dose-no-threshold (LNT) risk assessment model. It is “garbage” science and a “defense argument” given false credibility by multiple U.S. “nonprofit” medical associations. With the undue air of credibility added, it has been extensively spun by U.S. building-stakeholder “nonprofits”, “experts”, toxic tort defendants &  attorneys as false proof that Mold (and none of its components) will rise to a level to harm human health.
(2002 Email from ACOEM’s Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee, Jonathan Borak MD to ACOEM BOD members referring to the Veritox Theory/ACOEM Mold Statement as being “garbage” if no ACOEM endorsement would be given & a “defense argument” with  “currency in other places” for the authors (expert defense witnesses, Veritox, Inc.). http://freepdfhosting.com/bb400631a3.pdf )
Adverse Human Health Effects Associated with Molds in the Indoor Environment Copyright © 2002 American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
In single-dose in vivo studies, S. chartarum spores have been administered intranasally to mice or intratracheally to rats. 76, 77 High doses (30 x 106 spores/kg and higher) produced pulmonary inflammation and hemorrhage in both species. A range of doses were administered in the rat studies and multiple, sensitive indices of effect were monitored, demonstrating a graded dose response with 3 x 106 spores/kg being a clear no-effect dose. Airborne S. chartarum spore concentrations that would deliver a comparable dose of spores can be estimated by assuming that all inhaled spores are retained and using standard default values for human subpopulations of particular interest78 – very small infants,† school-age children,†† and adults.††† The no-effect dose in rats (3 x 106 spores/kg) corresponds to continuous 24-hour exposure to 2.1 x 106 spores/m3 for infants, 6.6 x 106 spores/m3 for a school-age child, or 15.3 x 106 spores/m3 for an adult. If the no-effect 3 x 106 spores/kg intratracheal bolus dose in rats is regarded as a 1-minute administration (3 x 106 spores/kg/min), achieving the same dose rate in humans (using the same default assumptions as previously) would require airborne concentrations of 3.0 x 109 spores/m3 for an infant, 9.5 x 109 spores/m3 for a child, or 22.0 x 109 spores/m3 for an adult. In a repeat-dose study, mice were given intranasal treatments twice weekly for three weeks with “highly toxic” s. 72 S. chartarum spores at doses of 4.6 x 106 or 4.6 x 104 spores/kg (cumulative doses over three weeks of 2.8 x 107 or 2.8 x 105 spores/kg).79 The higher dose caused severe inflammation with hemorrhage, while less severe inflammation, but no hemorrhage was seen at the lower dose of s. 72 spores. Using the same assumptions as previously (and again ignoring dose rate implications), airborne S. chartarum spore concentrations that would deliver the nonhemorrhagic cumulative three-week dose of 2.8 x 105 spores/kg can be estimated as 9.4 x 103 spores/m3 for infants, 29.3 x 103 spores/m3 for a school-age child, and 68.0 x 103 spores/m3 for adults (assuming exposure for 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, and 100% retention of spores). The preceding calculations suggest lower bound estimates of airborne S. chartarum spore concentrations corresponding to essentially no-effect acute and subchronic exposures. Those concentrations are not infeasible, but they are improbable and inconsistent with reported spore concentrations. For example, in data from 9,619 indoor air samples from 1,717 buildings, when S. chartarum was detected in indoor air (6% of the buildings surveyed) the median airborne concentration was 12 CFU/m3 (95% CI 12 to 118 CFU/m3).80 Despite its well-known ability to produce mycotoxins under appropriate growth conditions, years of intensive study have failed to establish exposure to S. chartarum in home, school, or office environments as a cause of adverse human health effects. Levels of exposure in the indoor environment, dose-response data in animals, and dose-rate considerations suggest that delivery by the inhalation route of a toxic dose of mycotoxins in the indoor environment is highly unlikely at best, even for the hypothetically most vulnerable subpopulations.”
One example of the usage of the scientific fraud to deny liability for causation:
February 2005 Mr. Kelman President of Veritox, Inc. & co-creator of the Veritox Theory as legitimized by ACOEM, stated under oath as an “expert” defense witness that it proves children’s neurocognitive disability “could not be” from mycotoxins — promoted in courts and physician education to mean all microbial toxins and inflammagens in damp buildings will never be able to disable people.
  “There could not be. I mean, the differences between the maximum dose that we could come up with and the level at which we see effects [in rats] for a broad range of mica toxins [mycotoxins] is just too great.”

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Enclosure Two  “Nov 2015 American College of Medical Toxicology, Choose Wisely to Sunset Your Mold Statement

Dear Dr. Wax and ACMT Board Members,

RE: Choosing Wisely® to sunset the ACMT Mold Statement as the main references of the publication have already done so; thereby curtailing discrimination of the environmentally disabled and dying by use of the “Veritox Theory”.

Greetings. I am an advocate for integrity in health marketing. I research and write of how and why concepts are promoted to influence physician education, public health policies, insurer practices, and toxic torts in the United States and Canada.

Note: for ease of reading the linked-references for this letter, it may be read online at Katy’s Exposure Blog, in a post entitled “American College of Medical Toxicology, Choose Wisely To Sunset Your Mold Statement”.[1] Short link:   http://wp.me/plYPz-3VW

The gravamen of this letter is to request that ACMT stop causing environmental disability, death and discrimination of the disabled and dying by ceasing to promote a flawed scientific concept as appropriate physician education. Three “nonprofit” medical associations have been the primary mass-marketers of an erred concept for use by insurers, governmental agencies, private-sector stakeholders, and many other “nonprofit” organizations to stave off financial liability for causation of environmentally caused disabilities and deaths. The other medical associations which were mass-marketing the illness-causing scientific fraud have ceased to do so. ACMT is the last “learned body” of “esteemed colleagues” still marketing that it is scientifically proven toxigenic molds (and so many other antigens, toxins and inflammagens found in water-damaged buildings, WDB) do not harm humans. This is causing physicians and the public to be left unaware that many are living and working in hazardous environments.

INTRODUCTION

Contrary to what your toxicologist-physician trade association has promoted for a decade, science dictates that a linear-dose-no-threshold (LNT) model cannot be used as proof that toxigenic molds do not harm humans. Regarding the substantial error of promoting the false concept that LNT risk assessment models are able to prove more than they are scientifically capable of doing:

Eventually a disturbing conclusion was reached, that is, the principal dose-response model… had never been validated, but simply accepted as true, being passed down with authoritative conclusionary statements from textbook to textbook, from professor to student, from regulatory agencies to citizens, across generations of scientists, creating an illusion of knowledge and informed guidance.” Edward J Calabrese Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, [2]

[Interpreted for lay people: One cannnot take a rat-study’s data, add some math and claim they have scientifically proven no human is being injured by an environmental exposure. To do so is spinning science to a fraudulent outcome. This spin to fraud has been mass-marketed as legitimate risk-assessment for far too long in U.S. public health advisories, in physician education, and in courts by “learned bodies of science and medicine”.]

ACMT’s position statement on illnesses caused by mold, mycotoxins and other microbial contaminants found in WDB is hereafter referred to as the “ACMT Mold Statement”. Entitled “Institute of Medicine Report on Damp Indoor Spaces and Health”[3] and attached hereto as EXHIBIT 1, it was co-authored in 2006 by Tom Kurt, M.D., and Daniel Sudakin, M.D. Dr. Sudakin is a current ACMT board member. In 2006, he was an affiliate of Veritox, Inc. along with ACMT Fellows, Dr. Michael Holland and Dr. Kevin Wallace.[4] [5] Dr. Wallace is still an affiliate of Veritox, Inc. [See footnote (fn) 5]

According to the ACMT website regarding position statement review policies [6]:

All statements should be reviewed on a periodic basis (every 3 years) and as needed when new data or questions arise. The original author(s) will be asked to address any questions, indicating the date of any revisions on the statement. Each author must sign a disclosure form discussing any potential sources of bias and conflict of interest.” [Lines 15-18]

The ACMT Mold Statement has not been updated in nine years since approved for publication in June of 2006.   It includes the following antiquated and always inaccurate key statement:

“With respect to mycotoxins in indoor air, exposure modeling studies have concluded that even in moldy environments, the maximum inhalation dose of mycotoxins is generally orders of magnitude lower than demonstrated thresholds for adverse health effects. (3,7,8)” [Paragraph 7, lines 1 & 2]

I.  MISAPPLICATION OF A LINEAR-NO-THRESHOLD RISK MODEL (LNT) “THE VERITOX THEORY” Page 4

II.  ACMT MISUSE OF REFERENCES TO PROMOTE THE VERITOX THEORY AS SOUND SCIENCE   Page 6

III. HARM BY POSITION STATEMENTS WORDSMITHED TOWARD AGENDA PROMOTIONS Page 8

IV.  ACMT REFERENCES No. 15 & No. 3 HAVE CEASED MASS-MARKETING THE VERITOX THEORY Page 11

V.  FOURTEEN YEARS OF MEDICAL “NONPROFITS” PROMOTING THE VERITOX THEORY FOR EXPERT DEFENSE WITNESS PROFIT BY SCIENTIFIC FRAUD UPON U.S. COURTS Page 14

VI.  THE VERITOX THEORY WAS SPUN BY INDUSTRY “NONPROFIT” LOBBYISTS & VERITOX, INC. OWNERS, PURPOSED TOWARD BLATANT SCIENTIFIC FRAUD UPON THE COURTS Page 16

VII.  A DECADE OF RETALIATORY CRIME BY CALIFORNIA JURISTS, CLERKS, ATTORNEYS & MR. KELMAN TO KEEP THE VERITOX THEORY IN U.S. POLICIES, PHYSICIAN EDUCATION & COURTS Page 22

VIII. A DANGEROUSLY JUSTIFIED SELF-PERCEPTION OF BEING ABOVE THE LAW Page 32

IX.  2012 VOID PERMANENT INJUNCTION TO NOT “REPUBLISH” A SENTENCE NEVER PUBLISHED, PURPOSED TO KEEP THE VERITOX THEORY IN U.S. POLICIES & U.S. COURTS BY CRIMINAL MEANS Page 38

X.  IN 2015, THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE REFUSED TO PROSECUTE MR. KELMAN & CALIFORNIA COURT OFFICERS, ET.AL, FOR CRIMINAL ACTS IN SLAPP ~ USDOJ HAS USED THE VERITOX THEORY FOR OVER A DECADE Page 42

XI. FEDERAL & STATE COVER-UP OF THE VERITOX THEORY FRAUD FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA (Part I) Page 45

XII. FEDERAL & STATE COVER-UP OF THE VERITOX THEORY FRAUD FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA (Part II) Page 49

XIII. FEDERALLY-FUNDED-ACMT PROLIFERATION OF SCIENTIFIC FRAUD SINCE 2006 APPEARS TO BE NO ACCIDENT Page 53

XIV. A CRIMINAL SETTING OF STANDARDS FOR U.S. TOXICOLOGISTS — WHY? Page 56

XV.  FEDERALLY FUNDED “NONPROFIT” MEDICAL ASSOCIATIONS CHOOSING WISELY® FOR WHOM? Page 58

XVI. CHOOSE WISELY TO USE FEDERAL FUNDS TO TEACH WDB INJURY PREVENTION – NOT TO TEACH A LITIGATION DEFENSE ARGUMENT WHILE CAUSING DISCRIMINATION & DISABILITY   Page 62

XVII. SEVENTY YEARS OF DISCRIMINATION OF ENVIRONMENTALLY INJURED BY LINEAR-DOSE MODELS Page 64

XVIII. JUSTICE MCCONNELL, RECALL & RESCIND THE REMITTITURS Page 66

XIX. CONCLUSION PLEASE CHOOSE WISELY TO CEASE PROMOTING SCIENTIFIC FRAUD AS EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE Page 68

XOXO. THIS LETTER IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF THE LATE JARED JOSEPH DUSSAULT Page 69

Jared Joseph Dussault

March 26, 1998 – August 16, 2015

Jared was fifteen year old environmentally injured boy living in Florida. He was bullied into hanging himself. Beginning in the fall of 2014, he, his mother and two younger siblings were being treated like criminals for saying their NAA-affiliate-owned, water-damaged-apartment caused them to experience CIRS-WDB and EI, and that the bad faith acts of others with powerful political connections to cover it up, were only figments of their imagination.

The abusive insult to devastating injury drove him to take his life. Like so many others being maliciously deemed liars and horrifically harassed over the Toxic Mold Issue at a time in their lives when they need the most help, all he wanted was to be believed when telling the truth and treated like he mattered and was Somebody – which he was.

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December 11, 2014 VIDEO of Jared Dussault pleading to “public servants” for help to stop the harassment and bullying of his family over the Toxic Mold Issue – to no avail.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Sharon Noonan Kramer  Woman with Stones

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ASTROTURF, MEDIA & MOLD ~ A Valuable Lesson To Be Learned

Please take 10 minutes to watch this illuminating TED TALK by investigative journalist, Sharryl Attkisson.  It explains how and why false science has been mass-marketed over the mold issue via “nonprofit” medical associations, their journals, media outlets, and special interest groups to cause people to believe false science is true.

http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/Astroturf-and-manipulation-of-m&h=4AQH-xx7Y&enc=AZPShCm46d1vPtm8iibYXBlwMuAXnTP61nU0JZjIDZVkYtqy-aDVc-Cj4e6UU72YlgJviDPqisHbsffJTq3q581Y2s4R1yBMbXzxrOfEjoJjKJeo1IOc1HLrClsQGu50wpPT8GSK3Yb1Ny24zEU96VU1Q61VIhkOfHqvZFVLIBy5mErKQqcQ_uC1GfQok3cj6OCSlWHOwYs1flW3SFNOPjoe&s=1

This is what I’ve been screaming about for ten years, i.e. how they mass-marketed the false concept that Water Damaged Building (WDB) biocontaminants will never reach a level to cause Chronic Inflammatory Responses CIRS-WDB.

In 2012, they put me in jail in California, under the color of law, for refusing to say that the mass-marketing of scientific fraud I exposed (first in 2005) was not fraud covered up by corruption in the California courts — as the mold community, researchers, physicians, IAQ pros and attorneys sat back and (at best) scratched their heads.

The scientific fraud is a one-two punch:

1. Toxicologists who influence public health policies have marketed a fraudulent risk-assessment model, “the Veritox Theory“, [the direct evidence of astroturfing with the aid of the CDC, USDOJ and corruption in the California courts is in the link “the Veritox Theory”] that faslely professes to prove microbial toxins in WDB will never reach a level that is harmful to human health.  They then used it to promote the concept that anyone claiming the disabling symptoms of CIRS-WDB, were making the symptoms up to try to scam insurers, employers, landlords, builders, school districts, and property sellers.

2. Allergists who influence public health policies have marketed the false concept that all illnesses from mold are IgE mediated.  If someone has been tested for mold by an allergist and did not have an IgE response, it meant that mold (and all other contaminants in WDB) could not be causing their symptoms.  They then used it to promote the concept that anyone claiming disabling symptoms of CIRS-WDB, were making the symptoms up to try to scam insurers, employers, landlords, builders, school districts, and property sellers.

3. As accurately stated in the TED TALK, anyone who challenged the spins of science and astrotufing of the spins were labeled as “quacks” or “liars” or “hypocondriacs” or “unscrupulous attorneys” or ignorant people who believe everything they read on the Internet.

For me, personally, they’ve tried to shut me up by ten years of Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation (SLAPP) in the San Diego courts. I could ring some people’s necks in the mold issue (figuratively speaking) for helping them retaliate to aid the fraud.

Those who I refer to as “Gossiping Ninnies”  started gossiping in self-promotion like they know more than they really do about the SLAPP suits; and began blabbering like that they knew why I went to jail was because I did something wrong.

NO! I went to jail for refusing to be coerced to say that the truth that I first exposed about the astroturfing of false science over the mold issue in 2005, is a lie.

Some of the Gossiping Ninnies started blabbering the fraudulent concept that I am a “vexatious litigant” while character assassinating me without even knowing what that legal term means or the harm their stupid gossip was doing.

I was the one sued in SLAPP — not the one suing — hardly grounds for being a vexatious litigant.  By their stupid gossip they have aided the fraud to continue to harm all of us by making me appear a liar for saying I have been retaliated against for exposing fraud — that harms the Gossiping Ninnies and many others.

But this isn’t about me. This is important to understand because I’m an example of how Gossiping Ninnies in the mold issue unwittingly became deadly harmful astorturfers themselves — while harming themselves and everyone else. Astroturfing thrives in the mold issue by people parroting what they believe to be true based on the gossip of others.  It hasn’t just happened in my aspect of matter.  It happens ALOT in the mold issue.

The latest purposeful astroturf over the mold issue of which I am aware is a recent article in the Huffington Post titled “The Truth about Toxic Mold“. The author, Blaire King,  attempted to resurrect the dead and debunked Veritox Theory (no longer promoted as a “nonprofit” medical association mold position statement, but is still published in the association’s journal as “Adverse Human Health Effects Associated with Molds in the Indoor Environment” Hardin, Kelman, Saxon 2003). Hardin and Kelman are owners of Veritox, Inc. — the plaintiffs in the fixed SLAPP.  Saxon is a physician affiliated with UCLA. They are all three prolific toxic tort expert defense witnesses in mold litigation.

When ask why he he published a reference to the debunked Veritox risk-assessment model in the HuffPo as falsely alleged current accepted science and if he intended to retract/correct the astroturfing, Mr. King replied, “the article that says the exact thing as the CDC and California Dept of Health? No thanks I’m good.“.

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If you are being impacted over the mold issue or are involved in writing policy over the issue, please do yourself a favor and take ten minutes to watch this TED TALK.

The most important message of all to be learned from this TED TALK:  If you find yourself accidentally astroturfing by relying on gossip or false writing of others — do the right thing.  Let it be known that you made an error — so that the fraud you’ve aided to spread and grow gets nipped in the bud.

Remember: it’s science fraud that it’s proven biocontaminants in WDB can’t reach a level to cause CIRS-WDB.  It’s also fraud that a nonresponse when IgE tested for mold, means biocontaminants in WDB are not causing symptoms of illness and disability. Don’t let anyone astroturf-you into believing otherwise!!!

Have a great weekend.  More on this subject on Monday.

Sharon Noonan Kramer

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