Recent research that conducted in three countries (United States, Australia, and the UK), found that 83.7% autistic adults reported adverse health effects from exposures to fragranced products, effects such as:
migraine headaches (42.9%),
neurological problems (34.3%),
respiratory problems (44.7%), and
asthma attacks (35.9%)
62.9% of autistic adults report health problems from air fresheners or deodorizers,
57.5% from the scent of laundry products coming from a dryer vent,
65.9% from being in a room cleaned with scented products, and
60.5% from being near someone wearing a fragranced product.
Health problems can be severe, with 74.1% of these effects considered potentially disabling under legislation in each country. Further, 59.4% of autistic adults have lost workdays or lost a job, in the past year, due to fragranced product exposure in the workplace.
Results show that vulnerable individuals, such as those with autism or autism spectrum disorders, can be profoundly, adversely, and disproportionately affected by exposure to fragranced consumer products.
Posted in Accessibility, Autism, Child Health, Fragrance, Human Rights, Policy, Public Health
Tagged air freshener, Anne Steinemann, ASD, asthma, autism, chemical sensitivity, cleaning products, environmental sensitivities, fragrance-free, IAQ, invisible disabilities, laundry products, MCS, migraines, Neurological symptoms, scent, scent free
Very few doctors have been taught about how environmental exposures to chemicals, molds, wireless radiation, and EMF fields impact our health. People are experiencing all kinds of adverse health effects from exposures, yet all too often remain undiagnosed and unable to address the true causes of their ill health or functional disabilities.
This is costing society dearly, hence it’s imperative that more people learn about all of the possible causes in order to prevent suffering, and save time, energy, and money.
Fortunately now, we have more resources for health-care practitioners, created by professionals who have been researching and treating the adverse health effects of wireless technologies. These presentations discuss the types of symptoms and conditions that are known to be affected by EMF/EMR and offer current knowledge and practices of how to deal with them.
Please watch, learn, and share the links with your health care teams.
Posted in Autism, Brain, Child Health, Education, EHS, Electromagnetic Protection, Environmental Health, Environmental Sensitivities, Health Care, Wireless
Tagged autism, biotoxins, EHS, EMF, health effects, Lyme Disease, MCS/ES, Mold, Paul Dart, reduce EMF/EMR exposure, sensitive to pollution, wireless, wireless dangers
It should be illegal to sell products that disperse secret, unregulated, ingredients into the air people have to breathe, especially children.
Children need clean air to breathe! Clean air is air without petrochemicals in it.
These things emit hazardous chemicals. It is not cute or fresh to poison kids!
It’s time to stop and think about what is going into the air we expect children to breathe.
Breathing is not optional!
When children’s hospitals enact policies banning fragrance use on their premises, you know there are good reasons to be concerned:
Posted in Air Quality, Autism, Brain, Child Health, Fragrance, Indoor Air Quality, Neurotoxicity, Pollution, Pregnancy, Products, Toxic Trespass
Tagged air "fresheners", allergies, autism, child health, hazardous air pollutants, phthalates, plug-ins, Research, sensitivities, toxic chemicals
Please watch this important and very well done new video by Dr. Bruce Lanphear, where he discusses chemicals and other toxins that affect brain development in children (and can cause MCS/ES symptoms in others) and what we need to do about it.
Little Things Matter: The Impact of Toxins on the Developing Brain
Here’s a longer video presentation by him from Autism Canada
Excavating Environmental Risk Factors for Autism: Suspects and Strategies
Posted in Autism, Brain, Chemicals, Environmental Health, Neurotoxicity, Pollution, Pregnancy, Toxic Trespass
Tagged blood brain barrier, body burden, brain development, Bruce Lanphear, child health, EDCs, environment, exposures, lead, Little Things Matter, MCS, mercury, pesticides, petrochemicals, phthalates, Research, sensitive to pollution, smoke, toxic chemicals, toxins
I’ve created a Research PAGE with links and downloads to a variety of scientific offerings and resources, especially for those who want more published “proof” that MCS is “real”.
May your friends, family and medical professionals be reassured by the evidence.
Posted in Autism, Environmental Sensitivities, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, Research
Tagged allergies, brain, Chemical Injury, EHS, MCS, MCS/ES, multiple chemical sensitivity, science, sensitive to pollution, sensitivities, TILT, toxic brain injury