Writing your submission

Are you writing your personal story of harm from chemical exposure?

When you are ready to write your story, find a quiet space where you can gather your thoughts. Some people will find their story will just flow naturally and others might find it’s useful to have a little guidance. Here are some questions that you might like to use to help guide you. You can stop at any time and come back to it later.


Questions to help those writing their personal submission:

  • What is your name?
  • What is your age?
  • Where are you from?
  • What were the circumstances of your chemical/poison exposure? Where, when, how etc.?
  • How did this affect your health?
  • How did this affect your mind?
  • How did this affect your spirit?
  • How did this affect your daily life?
  • How did this affect your family life?
  • How did this affect your ability to work?
  • Did you seek help from a doctor about your condition?
  • What was the outcome?
  • Did you get the help you need?
  • Do you have any supporting evidence that would like to submit with your testimony?
  • Have other people in your family been exposed to poisons or toxic chemicals?
  • How did it affect them?
  • Overall what has your experience as a survivor of chemical poisoning been like?
  • Have you successfully improved your health since your chemical exposure?
  • What are your major concerns?
  • How do you think these concerns should be addressed?

Questions to help those writing a submission about animals & environment:

  • What were the circumstances around the chemical/poison exposure you wish to share? Where, what, when, how etc.?
  • How did this affect the animals/environment?
  • How did this affect you personally/your family?
  • How did this affect your daily life?
  • Did you seek help from a veterinarian?
  • What was the outcome?
  • Did you get the help you need?
  • Did you report the exposure to any government agencies? (DOC, MPI, MFE, Council etc.)
  • Do you have any supporting evidence that would like to submit with your testimony?
  • What are your major concerns?
  • How do you think these concerns should be addressed?

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