International Scientists Invite WHO to Recognize MCS and EHS
Paris, September 4th 2015.
“Following the fifth Paris Appeal congress, which took place on the 18th of May, 2015, the attending European, American and Canadian scientists unanimously decided to create a working group and to write a Common International Declaration to request an official recognition of these new diseases and of their sanitary consequences worldwide.
The declaration calls upon national and international bodies and institutions and particularly the WHO, for taking urgently their responsibility for recognizing electrohypersensitivity and multiple chemical sensitivity as real diseases, including them in the International Classification of Diseases.
This International Declaration also asks national and international institutions to adopt simple precautionary measures of prevention, to inform populations and requires the appointment of real independent expert groups to evaluate these sanitary risks in total scientific objectivity, which is not the case today.”
The links to download the Declaration Statement and Press Release are below, as well as the link to see the presentations that took place during the meetings in May of 2015.
Posted in EHS, Environmental Health, Environmental Sensitivities, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, Policy, Precaution, Public Health
Tagged EHS, ICD, inclusion, MCS, MCS/ES, multiple chemical sensitivity, Paris Appeal, recognition, WHO, wireless
“Sensitive” humans are not defective or here to inconvenience you.
Some canary history:
“Carbon monoxide, a potentially deadly gas devoid of color, taste or smell, can form underground during a mine fire or after a mine explosion.
Today’s coal miners must rely on carbon monoxide detectors and monitors to recognize its presence underground. However, before the availability of modern detection devices, miners turned to Mother Nature for assistance.
Canaries — and sometimes mice — were used to alert miners to the presence of the poisonous gas. Following a mine fire or explosion, mine rescuers would descend into the mine carrying a canary in a small wooden or metal cage.
Any sign of distress from the canary was a clear signal that the conditions underground were unsafe, prompting a hasty return to the surface.
Posted in Air Quality, Chemicals, Ecocide, Environmental Health, Human Rights, Pollution, Public Health, Toxic Trespass
Tagged allergies, asthma, autism, canaries, cancer, environmental sensitivities, fibromyalgia, fragrance chemicals, IAQ, MCS, MCS/ES, multiple chemical sensitivities, multiple chemical sensitivity, petrochemicals, sensitive to pollution, wireless dangers
I need several air purifiers to clean the air of pollutants from unavoidable everyday products and materials (like the mail, receipts, product labels, food packaging, replacement of any basic essentials, etc) and also the neighbourhood pollution (trains, planes, laundry products, pesticides, BBQs, fireplace smoke, etc) from my indoor air so that my brain and body can work more like they were intended to.
To cook, clean, and take care of my very basic needs, (nothing extra going on here, I am housebound) I am dependent on clean air to be able to function. My filters need to be changed annually or every other year (depending on what the air quality has been like) and mine were last changed in 2012, three years ago.
I have looked all over the place for funding to purchase new filters and there just isn’t anyone out there with a mandate to provide clean air to those who require it for medical reasons.
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Last summer was a disaster for me, this year was even worse. I’ve had a horrid three months from area roadwork and pesticide use (there was massive spraying of Wild Parsnip around this part of Ontario during the summer, and the pesticide drift got to me really bad), and now other simpler exposures that hadn’t been bothering me as much as they used to, are again having more serious adverse effects on me because my indoor air is not being filtered anymore.
Posted in Accessibility, Air Quality, Disability, Healthy Environment, Support
Tagged air purifiers, brain, brain fog, donate, environmental sensitivities, hazardous air pollutants, indoor air quality, MCS, MCS/ES, multiple chemical sensitivities, petrochemicals, replacement filters, sensitive to pollution, VOCs