I’ve written about endocrine disrupting chemicals in food before.
I just ran across a nice short video from the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition, featuring Ruthann Rudel, the Director of Research at Silent Spring Institute describing the problem and how eating real food for just three days decreased the levels of BPA and phthalates in the people tested.
What we eat matters. There’s more we can do. Watch:
An Interview With Bruce Lourie
Connie from the Breast Cancer Fund recently interviewed Bruce Lourie, who has (among many other things) co-authored two books with Rick Smith. Many of you will be familiar with their first book “Slow Death By Rubber Duck”. They recently released a new book “TOXIN TOXOUT”, which was written after repeatedly being asked what could be done about the chemical body burden they discovered and discussed in their first book. In this interview Bruce very candidly discusses some of the issues we all face regarding everyday chemical exposures, and touches on what we can all do about them.
I’m pretty sure you will want to buy the book after you check out the interview. I don’t have Kobo (just kindle for PC) and can’t read paper and ink books, so I am unable to read the book myself, but if I won a lottery, and wanted to gift everyone I know a book, based on what Bruce discusses in the interview, I think this would be the book.
Posted in Chemicals, Environmental Health, Health Care, Pollution
Tagged cancer, detox, health, pesticides, policy, Research, sauna, toxic chemicals, Toxin Toxout
The Canadian Human Rights Commission
Policy on Environmental Sensitivities
A PDF of the policy (which I copied here when I saw it had disappeared) is now available to download from the Canadian Human Rights Commission website, having been reviewed in January of 2014. (It’s not available to view as a simple web page).
The site also includes new links to download PDFs of the 2007 documents “The Medical Perspective on Environmental Sensitivities” and “Accommodation for Environmental Sensitivities: Legal Perspective”.
This is not surprising news, given what is being allowed and encouraged as economic activity these days.
Childhood and adolescent cancer statistics, 2014
(click to enlarge image)
Posted in Air Quality, Child Health, Environmental Health, Health, Pollution, Wireless
Tagged cancer, Chemicals, childhood cancer, children, chronic environmentally linked conditions, disease, exposures, hazardous air pollutants, Research, toxic trespass
If fragrances and the products they are added to didn’t contain so many seriously harmful ingredients which pollute the air we all breathe, the clothing we wear, the water we drink, and the soil we grow the foods we eat in, there wouldn’t be a need to go fragrance-free. Strangely, the fragrance industry has seen fit to include a vast array of toxic, petrochemical pollutants and highly allergenic substances in their products.
Here are some resources to use in making schools, workplaces and homes safer places to be. Some are new, some I’ve already linked to in other places on this site.
Hope you find them helpful.
from The CDC and MCS
The CDC Indoor Environmental Quality Policy from 2009 explicitly states:
“Fragrance is not appropriate for a professional work environment, and the use of some products with fragrance may be detrimental to the health of workers with chemical sensitivities, allergies, asthma, and chronic headaches/migraines.” …
Potential hazards include chemicals, biological agents, fragrant products, and physical conditions that may cause irritation, illness, or exacerbate existing health conditions” …
Posted in Child Health, Fragrance, Health, Indoor Air Quality, Pollution, Public Health
Tagged asthma, autism, cancer, environmental sensitivities, fragrance chemicals, fragrance-free, fragrance-free policy, hazardous air pollutants, images, migraines, multiple chemical sensitivities, pregnancy, scent free, schools
Our bodies are truly amazing things, but we were not designed to be polluted.
Do you know where the petrochemical and other pollutants are in your life?
Do you know how to protect and care for your health?
Thank you Steve for sharing your story, and thank you Kim for posting it.
“Steve, who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Microbiology from Monash University in Australia, is now the Vice President of Stop Smart Meters Australia.
And in an effort to educate politicians, scientists, and the general public on the under-recognized health crisis of electrosensitivity, Steve has documented his own case, along with much scientific research, in an 18-page brief titled “Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS): A Personal Case Study”.
Read and download Steve Weller’s complete case study here:
By Kim Goldberg
May 13, 2014
Steve Weller, Vice President of Stop Smart Meters Australia, and author of the report: “Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS): A Personal Case Study”.
Australian Steve Weller was 32 years old when he first determined in 2001 that he was sensitive to wireless radiation. He had used computers his entire adult life. He also worked in the IT (Internet and Telecommunications) industry, and describes himself as an early adopter of technology.
“I was looking forward to the freedom [wireless technology] would afford me,” Steve recalls. “No more wires cluttering the desk, free to do my work on my laptop at the kitchen table while I had breakfast.”
Being technically savvy, Steve decided to buy the most powerful Wi-Fi router that was available at the time. His subsequent discovery that he was being sickened by the hardware of his life and work was not easy news to absorb…
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