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Des Plaines, Illinois 60018-2187

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June 5, 2003

The Honorable Dave Sullivan
Illinois Senate
119C Capitol Building
Springfield, Illinois 62707

Dear Senator Sullivan:

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 ensure 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.

Your willingness to help see our last-minute efforts succeed demonstrates how well you represent your district as well as the responsiveness of the Illinois legislative process to the needs of its citizens. ASSE is a national organization that could be headquartered in any state. This experience only confirms that Illinois is the best place for ASSE to be, and we are pleased that the Society is located in your district.

If ASSE can be of any help to you, especially as the Joint Task Force begins its work, please do not hesitate to ask. We have members who are highly skilled in mold analysis and remediation and who are eager to help 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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