And pesticides in fragrances…
We live in a messed up world.
I am thinking that adding fragrance chemicals to ‘CIDEs makes people think they are not the hazardous killing poisons that they really are, and making them smell better can make them more attractive and harmful to children!
Note that some of the fragrance chemicals might be MORE harmful than the pesticides themselves, as if pesticides weren’t already harmful enough, but those don’t have to be listed, because they are considered “inert ingredients“.
Benzene, for example… It’s a legal fragrance ingredient…
Can someone explain this to me? How is all this a good idea?
We All Do! But for Children and People With MCS/ES, it is Crucial!
Healthy Homes and Healthy Environments Sustain Life
Love is always a good thing too!
So, what’s the problem? Check out this great short video:
A Wake-Up Story
See some great tips for creating healthy housing here:
Posted in Environmental Health, Health, Housing, Indoor Air Quality, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, Public Health
Tagged child health, environmental sensitivities, hazardous air pollutants, healthy housing, Housing, safer housing, sensitive to pollution, video
Global colony collapse is really happening. Sitting back and ignoring it, wishing it would just resolve on its own, or thinking someone else is going to fix things is no longer an option.
We ALL have to take this seriously and show some love now if future generations are going to have any hope of anything resembling a decent quality of life.
“We must work hard to solve these global problems, starting today.”
Global scientists sign message of Scientific Consensus on Maintaining Humanity’s Life Support Systems in the 21st Century:
Information for Policy Makers
As members of the scientific community actively involved in assessing the biological and societal impacts on global change,
we are sounding this alarm to the world.
For humanity’s continued health and prosperity, we all –individuals, businesses, political leaders, religious leaders, scientists, and people in every walk of life –must work hard to solve these five global problems starting today:
1) Climate Disruption
3) Loss of Ecosystem Diversity
5) Human Population Growth and Resource Consumption
Posted in climate change, Environment, Environmental Health, Policy, Pollution, Public Health
Tagged Climate disruption, consumption patterns, endocrine disruption, Extinctions, hormone mimics, humanity, loss of diversity, population growth, scientific alarm, Toxic pollution
I am copying a couple of pages and charts here, of the materials most likely to cause symptoms from exposures and some of the typical symptoms people experience, as well as linking to resources.
With the increase in pipeline “accidents” and fracking, we are seeing many more people exposed to high amounts of petroleum and byproducts, which can cause MCS/ES in addition to other types of chemical injury and chronic illness.
Posted in Disability, Environmental Health, Environmental Sensitivities, Indoor Air Quality, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, Pollution, Precaution, Public Health
Tagged allergies, autism, chemical sensitivity, Chemicals, Fragrance, gas, health, Human Rights, images, indoor air quality, MCS symptoms, oil, petrochemicals, pipeline accidents, sensitive to pollution, smoke, symptoms of exposure to petrochemicals, toxicology, volatile organic compounds
The Government here has been re-organizing and changing all of their web pages lately and some types of information seem to be disappearing.
The policy on accommodating people with MCS/ES is no longer available on the website. This is what used to be there (2007-2013):
Policy on Environmental Sensitivities
This policy is issued to encourage employers and service providers to proactively address issues of accommodation for persons with environmental sensitivities.
Policy on Environmental Sensitivities
Individuals with environmental sensitivities experience a variety of adverse reactions to environmental agents at concentrations well below those that might affect the “average person”. This medical condition is a disability and those living with environmental sensitivities are entitled to the protection of the Canadian Human Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. The Canadian Human Rights Commission will receive any inquiry and process any complaint from any person who believes that he or she has been discriminated against because of an environmental sensitivity. Like others with a disability, those with environmental sensitivities are required by law to be accommodated.
This is not only an environmental crisis, although that is bad enough since we all depend on clean air and water for basic survival, this is also a health and human crisis.
The quest for and extraction of fossil fuels has reached a level that is threatening us all.
Reality Check: Canada’s Oil Sands
“Each fact included in Oil Sands Reality check is carefully researched, referenced and reviewed by a scientific advisory committee. This website was created as a resource for citizens, media, investors and decision makers who wish to participate in a more informed debate about the impacts of oil sands development.”
http://oilsandsrealitycheck.org/ and http://tarsandssolutions.org/
Posted in climate change, Environment, Environmental Health, Health, Images, Pollution, Public Health
Tagged cancer, change, ecocide, environmental refugees, fracking, gas, Human Rights, MCS/ES, oil, petrochemicals, pipeline accidents, pipelines, possibilities, reality check, sand, science, tar, toxic trespass, video