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Des Plaines, Illinois 60018-2187

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June 5, 2003

The Honorable Susan Garrett
Illinois Senate
M118 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706

Dear Senator Garrett:

On behalf of the more than 1400 American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) members in Illinois, I want to express the Society's gratitude for your willingness to help in ensuring that our member safety, health and environmental professionals can participate in the Joint Task Force on Mold in Indoor Environments established by resolution of the Illinois Legislature last week.

The time you took to listen to our last-minute efforts to represent these professionals speaks well about both the openness of the legislative process and the responsiveness of government to the needs of its citizens. As a national organization, ASSE could be headquartered in any state, but this experience only confirms that Illinois is a great place for ASSE to be.

If ASSE can be of any help to you, please do not hesitate to ask. We have members who are highly skilled in mold analysis and remediation and who are eager to help you and the Illinois Legislature find the best means both to address the issue and head off unwarranted fears of the threats posed by mold.


Mark D. Hansen, PE, CSP


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