Independent researcher Dr. Anne Steinemann was recently interviewed by Dr. Joseph Mercola about undisclosed toxic chemicals found in laundry products, air fresheners, cleaners, lotions and other (mostly) fragranced consumer products.
She will be testing foods found in supermarkets for fragrance chemicals. Many of us have had to stop buying food from supermarkets etc because they taste like fragrance and cleaning product chemicals.
She also notes that just because a product is “fragrance free”, doesn’t mean it really is, or that it doesn’t contain other harmful chemicals.
Important, worthwhile interview, especially if you don’t know what all the “fragrance-free” fuss is about.
For more info, see Dr. Steinemann’s website
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The Environmental Health Clinic at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto recently held an educational event on the environmental health condition called electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EMS, aka EHS). Dr. Ray Copes, chief, environmental and occupational health, Public Health Ontario, Dr. Magda Havas, associate professor of environmental and resource studies, Trent University, and Dr. Riina Bray, medical director, Environmental Health Clinic, WCH were among the speakers.
“We need to create more awareness about this condition,” said Dr. Riina Bray. “Health-care practitioners need to better understand EMS (EHS) so they can help their patients prevent and manage their symptoms. The public needs to know how to protect themselves from the broad range of health impacts electromagnetic fields have on their minds and bodies.”
Recognition of EHS is slowly growing as more people are affected. The number of wireless devices is growing, and it’s difficult to avoid exposure. Smart meters on every house, cell phones in nearly every pocket, cell towers in every neighbourhood, wifi in every other café and home… Never before in human history have we been exposed in this way.
I personally am lucky that compared to some people, my EHS symptoms are mostly mild to middling, although they have been severe at times.
1844 Bloor Street West
From fixing up the run down house in 1991, to raising my two wonderful children, planting and tending a garden, living and celebrating life with friends and family, to getting sick, to almost dying…
Memories of life at 1844 Bloor St W 1991-2010.
My father, daughter and son on the porch… 91 or 92.
After cleaning and painting inside, I think it took almost 20 bags to remove the weeds and garbage and unearth the garden. Only the hollyhock, a red rose, and some alyssum in the rock garden were there when I moved in.
It took a few years to get the perennial garden going. My father’s old porch railing was re-purposed as a fence for a few years. People used to smile when they went by. More people who lived on Bloor St W started planting flowers in front. People often asked me if it was my garden when I was out shoveling snow, and told me how much they enjoyed seeing the seasonal changes.
When I got too sick to care for it because of the vehicle exhaust and laundry fumes from the apartment buildings, I watched from the windows as people stole plants, rocks and other items I’d placed there.
Many birthdays were celebrated in 1844…
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