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Dear [pick your legislator from this link]:
I urge you to vote ‘yes’ on legislation that prevents polluting activities, and that cleans up already-polluted sites. Continuing on our present path of polluting land and sea will result in enormous harm to people and economic loss; indeed, it already is.
Air pollution alone causes up to 6 million premature deaths per year. Exposure to toxic substances has been linked to 19% of cancer incidence worldwide. The number of years annually lost due to illness, disability or early death from environmental hazards is thought to be greater than those lost to malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV/ AIDS combined.
An emerging concern is the effect of hormone-simulating chemicals, such as endocrine disruptors, which may be affecting human growth, development, and health on a large scale, including earlier onset of puberty and obesity. Obesity also leads to increased incidence of heart disease and type II diabetes.
This is not speculation: it is overwhelmingly supported by scientific studies and agreed upon by thousands of scientists from throughout the world, as verified by recent reports from such as Maintaining Humanity’s Life Support Systems in the 21st Century: Information For Policy Makers and The World’s Worst Pollution Problems 2012.
Thank you for voting to reduce environmental contamination, which will be an important consideration for me in choosing who to vote for in the next election.
[Your name here]