Here’s an easy way for everyone to show some support!
And maybe, just maybe, wearing a mask for an hour or a day will spread some understanding of why the people who fought for smoke free policies did that instead of expecting all non-smokers to just wear masks always and everywhere.
The Mask Challenge is brought to you by
Help us make May 2017 the last time that we ever hear or read the words:
#MaskChallenge! Do it! Grow #MCSAwareness!
Watch the video and read the transcript below:
Continue reading →
Posted in Accessibility, Action, Air Quality, Environmental Health, Fragrance, Pollution, Public Health
Tagged activism, awareness, chemical sensitivity, environmental sensitivities, IAQ, invisible disabilities, masks, MCS, multiple chemical sensitivities, petrochemicals, support, toxic trespass, video
Monique and I both live in Ontario, Canada, where there are new discussions happening both provincially and federally regarding “assisted suicide”, “death with dignity”, the right to die, and euthanasia (I may have missed a few other terms used).
We both have MCS/ES, and are confronted with systemic discrimination and barriers to access with almost every breath we take. Breathing is not optional. And we are not alone. There are hundreds of thousands of us in Canada, and millions around the world.
Open letter in support of Euthanasia and Rights for those with diseases that defy accommodations
Guest Post by Monique
I Am Easy to Ignore
I am female
I am over 60
I am divorced and alone
I am a student
I have lower employability
I have invisible disability
I was abused
I have depression + ADD.
I do not feel strong
The biggest and most painful ordeal is people who lack the ability to reduce the perfumes they wear in public… who value their vanity above the good of others. I cannot exist without the kindness of strangers. I do not want to live without my Right to life-sustaining air. I do not want to explain why I cannot breathe your scents and subsist in the lifestyle you value and have grown attached to. I cannot live in your chemical soup.
I am a canary. I have MCS. Although canaries have saved many from disasters, their deaths are never celebrated. I feel like I will soon be sacrificed so that many will continue to breathe good quality air.
I would like to give a voice to those canaries. I’d like to call upon every canary on this planet to stand up and be counted. I want every canary not to die in vain. Continue reading →
Posted in Accessibility, Disability, Environmental Rights, Human Rights, Policy
Tagged barriers, death, dignity, discrimination., IAQ, MCS, MCS/ES, mental health, petrochemicals, Social Services, suicide, support, systemic discrimination, tax cuts, toxic chemicals
I have finally added a Page to the top of the blog that deals with MCS/ES under the following headings:
MCS – Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, etc
Categorical guidelines for levels of disability
Mind and Brain
Human Rights and Accommodations
Posted in Disability, Environmental Health, Environmental Sensitivities, Health Care, Human Rights, MCS/ES, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities
Tagged brain retraining, Categorical guidelines for levels of disability, Chemical Injury, EHS, environmental sensitivities, exposure history, fibromyalgia, Getting diagnosed, Human Rights and Accommodations, ICD Codes, Lyme Disease, MCS, meditation, Mind and Brain, sensitive to pollution, Sick Building Syndrome, support, symptoms of exposure to petrochemicals, TILT, Treatment Options