People All Around the World Are Seriously “Sensitive” to Pollution

Here’s a screenshot of where you all are from!2016 readers are global

Most readers are from the US of A, followed by Canada, the UK, and Australia (which makes sense from a language perspective) and thousands more visitors are from 119 other countries!

The blog’s facebook page followers are said to be from 45 countries all around the world, and apparently communicate in 24 different languages!

Being “sensitive” to pollution is truly a global issue!

There is no away!

I wish there was no need for what I do here, that pollution wasn’t profitable, and that we could all access everything we need for health and well-being.

Living beings were not designed to withstand 24/7 exposures to toxic pollutants, toxic foods, and wireless radiation (like from wi-fi and smart meters).

Hopefully what I share with you all encourages you to eliminate toxic and harmful products and materials from your lives, and to speak up and out, so that we aren’t invisible to the world, because we are all over the world, we are all “sensitive” to pollution, and we are all in this together!



8 responses to “People All Around the World Are Seriously “Sensitive” to Pollution

  1. Nice job, Linda!

    • Thanks Heather!
      I didn’t set out to be doing this, and went public quite reluctantly, and only after I saw so many people suffering (and dying) in silence. If everyone who was “sensitive” to pollution knew and understood it, and spoke up about it, we could probably stop things from getting worse and start to turn things around pretty quickly!

  2. Recently I had to visit two different banks. I had to go inside to do the business I needed. The first bank WREAKED of some cinnamon like fragrance. It was so strong I had to leave and let my husband finish for me. The second bank had a neutral smell, so I took opportunity to commend that to our loan officer. I told her about the other bank and how fragrance affects me and is not healthy. I hope it was a seed planted in her mind. :)

    • Thanks for speaking up! The more seeds planted the better! And soon, some of the seeds will be bearing fruits!

      If you want (and have the energy to do so), you could mention to both banks that fragrances and other toxic chemicals create barriers to access for people with disabilities.
      This is a human rights issue too, in addition to a health (air pollution) issue for everyone.

      In Ontario, we have an Accessible something Standard (can’t believe I don’t remember the words now) where service providers need to accommodate to the point of undue hardship. Removing fragrance emitting devices isn’t hard… Letting us do business over the phone or outside isn’t hard… or costly…

      I have some resources in the side bar and in various posts, to check out if you are interested :-)

      It’s kind of odd that we are the ones who have to educate “places” about their legal responsibilities, but this is the way it is now… Looking forward to when it’s safe to leave home and breathe the air, and easy to buy safe, non-toxic things we need for daily living…

  3. Lesley Wilkins UK

    I wish the uk was more enlightened about MCS. Canada the US and even Spain has fragrance free area’s The only doctors that consult here re MCS are really expensive. Chemicals are silently killing in droves. Its only us Canaries that can feel it as our immune system plays havoc. Rencently the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians published a report that stated that 44,000 people a year died because of indoor pollutution and yet still nobody seems to act what is the matter with people!!! Dying for the scent.

    • We don’t have safe access to health care here either… The handful(s) of “aware” doctors all charge a lot extra for what we need, as those services are not covered by the “universal” health plans, and none of them do house-calls or have truly accessible offices. Hospitals can be life or death trips themselves, so it’s really a toss-up which is worse, the emergency or what the exposures at a hospital will do to us. Most people with severe MCS/ES cannot go to a hospital under any circumstances as that would cause months and months of severe disability with no “safe” help available, or out and out death.

      Yes, some people and places are starting to get it (as so many of us are emerging)… which is great for people with mild MCS, but those places and people are still few and far between.

      Did you notice that the Royal College report mentioned people with “sensitivities” at least 3 times, and that they also mentioned indoor pollutants like air “fresheners”?
      That to me was a big leap of progress for a community that is reluctant to admit we exist.

      Also, a few years ago they issued something advising pregnant women to essentially live as if they had MCS (I wrote a blog post about that).

      So, doctors are beginning to notice that placing more importance on the economic interests of polluters and pharmaceutical companies is not good for patient health outcomes!

      My recent post on MCS Symptoms has some good resources in it and in the comments, regarding tools and developments in the medical and political realms

  4. Today I found a link to USA pollution stats called direct release people there can look up who is polluting where and what type of pollution it is. I searched Canada and can’t find the same sort of information but there is this if anyone is interested.

    according to this most VOCs are released from manufacturing so if you have any choice in where you live maybe check the map for low manufacturing…

    • Over the years, I’ve shared several sites that map toxics to the EI Safe Housing group on fb.

      There used to be a good one for Ontario (not sure if it’s all of Canada) but I don’t remember where it was or who compiled it. The Canadian Environmental Law Association might be aware of it.

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