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It can be hard for some people to imagine what a safe, non-toxic, emf or rf free gift could be for those of us who have MCS/ES (multiple chemical sensitivities / environmental sensitivities).
As always, ask the recipient for details about specific allergies and sensitivities, as well as any precautions that might be needed to remove or prevent contamination, because many of these things come in a wide variety ranging from safe (or just safer) to toxic and life threatening.
Posted in Environmental Health, Friendship, Gifts, non-toxic, Precaution, Products
Tagged allergies, asthma, chemical sensitivity, EHS, environmental sensitivities, fragrance-free, invisible disabilities, MCS, MCS/ES, multiple chemical sensitivities, presents, toxic chemicals, VOCs
“I never leave home without a scarf to wrap around my face. To give me a hands free quick exit.”
“This is me cleaning a mouldy wall in my apartment after a flood in February. I was wearing all 3 – nasal filters, a disposable R95 (mostly to keep gas mask plastic off skin), plus the P100! Thankfully, I didn’t have to stay and was able to move into a mold-free unit, as one became available.”
To learn more about masks see
Posted in Air Quality, Chemicals, Environmental Health, Environmental Sensitivities, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, Pollution, Precaution
Tagged Fragrance, hazardous air pollutants, masks, MCS, MCS/ES, Mold, multiple chemical sensitivity, petrochemicals
Guest post by Beau Binder
LOW EMF/RF Wired Network Configuration of iPad Tested Successfully
Some interesting — and hopefully also good — news.
I just had success with connecting an iPad via wired Ethernet to the Internet and enjoying the additional freedom this configuration offers. iPads can offer a low-cost, low EMF/RF alternative for standard computers when used in this way.
NOTE: This is not a promotion of any products or services from any entity. It is just a report on something that may be of use to some in the EHS community.
Typically, present-day iPads are forced to use Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to connect to the Internet. But with this setup, one can have all wireless services disabled and still access the Internet via a wired Ethernet network.
Here are three simple Top Tips For Healthy Living (printable) PDFs, with clear information on things we must do to live healthier lives, including things to do and things to avoid, in order to prevent cancer and other health problems that are linked to all the everyday toxic exposures we are currently subjected to. Continue reading
From The Canadian Committee on Indoor Air Quality (CCIAQB)
“This Module provides building owners and managers with information about the sources and effects of scents and fragrances. It also suggests ways to move toward scent-free buildings. The information covers scents and fragrances brought into a workplace by people wearing personal products such as perfume as well as those scents and fragrances that originate from custodial products such as washroom hand soap.”
Posted in Accessibility, Air Quality, Environmental Health, Environmental Sensitivities, Healthy Environment, Indoor Air Quality, Policy, Precaution
Tagged allergies, asthma, cancer, Chemicals, environmental sensitivities, Fragrance, fragrance-free, hazardous air pollutants, health, Human Rights, IAQ, MCS, MCS/ES, petrochemicals, VOCs
Canada’s top medical journal, the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), says
“Artificial scents have no place in our hospitals“
“These patients may be involuntarily exposed to artificial scents from staff, other patients and visitors, resulting in worsening of their clinical condition. As patients,
family members and emergency physicians will attest, the attacks can be quite sudden and serious. There is little justification for continuing to tolerate artificial scents in our
Posted in Accessibility, Air Quality, Disability, Environmental Health, Fragrance, Health, Health Care, Hospital Protocols, Policy, Precaution, Public Health
Tagged allergies, asthma, autism, cancer, environmental sensitivities, Fragrance, fragrance-free policy, hazardous air pollutants, health care access for people with MCS/ES, Human Rights, IAQ, MCS, MCS/ES, multiple chemical sensitivity, petrochemicals, phthalates, toxic chemicals, toxic trespass
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