Concern # 6: Rampant Disease

Modern medicine and agricultural practices are creating illness in our world

For each category of concern we provide a list of issues, sample messages and the mailing address of the corporate CEOs
who need to be encouraged to Give a Ratz Ass about the damage they cause.
Drink the water, write the message, mail the bottle. Give a Ratz Ass!

Issues
Obesity Corporate food encourages obesity.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
USA
INFO: Obesity in America
NEWS: Obesity even deadlier than thought
Food additives from corn increase weight gain in cattle and humans.
Aids Stay vigilant until AIDS is at last conquered
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rm 443 H 200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20201
USA
INFO: AIDS Alliance
NEWS: We are still learning from AIDS
Federal health officials confidently predicted that a vaccine would be available in the late 1980s — a promise that has yet to be fulfilled.
Cancers There is no one single cause for cancer.
National Cancer Institute
BG 9609 MSC 9760 9609 Medical Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892-9760
USA
INFO: World Cancer Research INternational
NEWS: What does Cancer eat? Sugar.
Pesticides, fertilizers, and power lines have been researched for a direct link to childhood cancers.
H1 N1 H1N1, or swine flu, is back.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
USA
INFO: FLU.gov
NEWS: New H1N1 strains may render existing vaccines useless
Flu viruses are spread mainly from person to person through coughing, sneezing or talking by people with influenza.
West Nile Virus Anyone who is bitten by a mosquito may get West Nile.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
USA
INFO: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
NEWS: High Cost of Treating people with West Nile Virus
There are no medications to treat or vaccines to prevent WNV infection.
Allergies The occurrence of allergic disease is skyrocketing
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rm 443 H 200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20201
USA
INFO: Food Allergy Research and Education
NEWS: Why are food allergies on the Rise?
Our "developed" lifestyles have eliminated the natural variation in the types and quantity of germs our immune systems needs for it to develop into a less allergic, better regulated state of being.
Allergies The occurrence of allergic disease is skyrocketing
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rm 443 H 200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20201
USA
INFO: Food Allergy Research and Education
NEWS: Why are food allergies on the Rise?
Our "developed" lifestyles have eliminated the natural variation in the types and quantity of germs our immune systems needs for it to develop into a less allergic, better regulated state of being.
Allergies The occurrence of allergic disease is skyrocketing
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rm 443 H 200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20201
USA
INFO: Food Allergy Research and Education
NEWS: Why are food allergies on the Rise?
Our "developed" lifestyles have eliminated the natural variation in the types and quantity of germs our immune systems needs for it to develop into a less allergic, better regulated state of being.
Allergies The occurrence of allergic disease is skyrocketing
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rm 443 H 200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20201
USA
INFO: Food Allergy Research and Education
NEWS: Why are food allergies on the Rise?
Our "developed" lifestyles have eliminated the natural variation in the types and quantity of germs our immune systems needs for it to develop into a less allergic, better regulated state of being.