smoke, asphalt, refineries, pesticides, gases, laundry fumes, etc
When pollutants drift, then people (and other living beings) get hurt, especially the many millions who are more ‘sensitive’ to pollution.
Smoke is one form of pollution that is visible, but other types may not be.
Here are a few images that show how different types of visible pollutants move through the air we all depend on to breathe, and how far they can travel:
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Tagged allergies, asphalt, asthma, chemical sensitivity, drift, environmental sensitivities, exhaust, fossil fuels, Fragrance, hazardous air pollutants, laundry products, MCS, multiple chemical sensitivities, pesticides, petrochemicals, refineries, smoke, VOCs, wireless
1844 Bloor Street West
From fixing up the run down house in 1991, to raising my two wonderful children, planting and tending a garden, living and celebrating life with friends and family, to getting sick, to almost dying…
Memories of life at 1844 Bloor St W 1991-2010.
My father, daughter and son on the porch… 91 or 92.
After cleaning and painting inside, I think it took almost 20 bags to remove the weeds and garbage and unearth the garden. Only the hollyhock, a red rose, and some alyssum in the rock garden were there when I moved in.
It took a few years to get the perennial garden going. My father’s old porch railing was re-purposed as a fence for a few years. People used to smile when they went by. More people who lived on Bloor St W started planting flowers in front. People often asked me if it was my garden when I was out shoveling snow, and told me how much they enjoyed seeing the seasonal changes.
When I got too sick to care for it because of the vehicle exhaust and laundry fumes from the apartment buildings, I watched from the windows as people stole plants, rocks and other items I’d placed there.
Many birthdays were celebrated in 1844…
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Tagged 1844 Bloor, 1844 Bloor St W, 1844 Bloor St. West, 1844 Bloor Street W, 1844 Bloor Street West, asphalt, Canary Report, Housing, MCS housing, MCS/ES, medically required housing, Real Estate for people with MCS and allergies, Toronto Star