Ginette lives in Quebec and has been trying to access health care safely for years, without success. The fragrance exposures cause severe symptoms and her health is deteriorating as a result of not being able to have her basic needs met, because… fragrance.
She posted this video to her fb profile:
Here’s a rough English transcript:
Posted in Accessibility, Action, Disability, Fragrance, Health Care, Human Rights, Policy, Public Health
Tagged accessibility barriers, accessibility standards, chemical sensitivity, chronic illness, disability accommodation, fragrance-free, francais, French, health care access for people with MCS/ES, MCS, MCS/ES, MCS/ES hospital protocols, ME/CFS, multiple chemical sensitivities, Quebec
This excellent video about MCS/ES was made in 2020 by Maria Rizzo, who was behind the Fragrance Free Revolution, but has not aged a second. It is just as relevant today as it was then.
The only thing that has changed, is that Maria is no longer with us. She lost her life in December 2020 after being subjected to too many exposures when spending time in hospitals with her father.
She wasn’t able to recover from those exposures, the broken heart of losing her father, and of the world that harms us instead of welcomes us.
The tribute her partner wrote when he informed the community of her passing can be found here.
I miss collaborating with Maria, I miss her creative energy, and her ability to do things in clear and concise ways.
She’d still be with us if hospitals and the rest of the world stopped inflicting unnecessary poisons on us all, and instead respected our human rights as well as their own vulnerability to 24/7 exposures to unnecessary hazardous substances.
Her death is a great loss to the global MCS/ES community.
Rest in power Maria.
Posted in Accessibility, Environmental Health, Environmental Sensitivities, Fragrance, Health
Tagged accessibility barriers, awareness, fragrance-free, IAQ, MCS, MCS video, MCS/ES
Traditionally May is MCS and MCS/ES Awareness Month.
After decades of awareness raising, it’s time to move on to welcoming action and accommodation, don’t you think?
Are people with MCS/ES, often referred to as Human Canaries, actually welcome in this world?
If you are a person with MCS/ES, please share in the comments if and how you are being accommodated and welcomed (or not) in this world.
If you are a person who doesn’t have MCS/ES, please share in the comments how you are accommodating and welcoming people with MCS/ES into the world.
Posted in Accessibility, Action, Environmental Health, Environmental Sensitivities, Healthy Environment, Human Rights
Tagged awareness month, chemical sensitivity, environmental illness, environmental sensitivities, human canary, humancanaries, MCS, MCS/ES, multiple chemical sensitivities