Safe, non-toxic housing is the primary medical need of people with MCS/ES and EHS. The number of lives affected and needing this kind of medically required housing is growing, and far too little is being done by the various governments or medical associations to address the needs of all the people who are being injured and disabled by common everyday chemical and EMF/EMR exposures.
For us, safe housing is like the cast after we break a bone. It protects us and allows us to heal while preventing re-injury, especially if the housing is in an area where the outdoor air is also safe for us to breathe. Especially for those of us who have been repeatedly and seriously injured. That means no dryer vents that emit hazardous laundry chemicals, no pesticide use, or industrial emissions or busy roads nearby.
The good people at the Environmental Health Association of Québec (ASEQ-EHAQ) see and understand the need and are working to do something about it, by developing an ECOASIS in the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec, but they need your help to make it happen.
If you are already convinced this is a great cause to support and just want the link to where you can donate, then please click here.
If you need to know more about why this is so important, then please keep reading…
Posted in Accessibility, Disability, Environmental Sensitivities, Green Building, Health Care, Housing, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities
Tagged ASEQ-EHAQ, environment, health, Home, Housing, MCS housing, Pollution
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities Awareness Day
May 12, 2013
WHEREAS over 568,000 men, women and children in Ontario live with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia or Multiple Chemical Sensitivities.
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, commonly known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, is a neurological and autoimmune disease with no known cure. It is characterized by overwhelming fatigue and chronic symptoms that inhibit a person’s ability to work and perform routine everyday tasks.
For those living with Fibromyalgia, a disease characterized by severe pain in muscles, ligaments and tendons, the pain can become so severe that it prevents the individual from working or engaging in any physical activity.
Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, also referred to as Environmental Sensitivities or Intolerance, are initiated by an unusually severe sensitivity or allergy-like reaction in individuals when exposed to a number of different pollutants such as chemicals, perfumes and other environmental triggers.
On May 12, communities across Ontario will join the Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Association of Ontario to raise public awareness, educate the medical profession, raise funds for necessary services and end the stigma and discrimination that accompanies these diseases.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Mayor Rob Ford, on behalf of Toronto City Council, do hereby proclaim May 12, 2013 as “Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities Awareness Day“in the City of Toronto.
Mayor Rob Ford