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Are You A Woman Over the Age Of 65 With MCS/ES?

IF SO, WOULD YOU PARTICIPATE IN A STUDY OF WOMEN’S NEEDS AS YOU GROW OLDER WITH ENVIRONMENTAL SENSITIVITIES?

The James Madison University Environmental Sensitivities Research Team is inviting women aged 65 and older who have experienced environmental sensitivities (chemical and/or electrical) to participate in an online study of how your needs are being met as you grow older with sensitivities.

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When Women Don’t Relinquish Fragrance

Guest post by By Heidi Utz

Several years ago, I posed to my women’s group a simple question: Can we ask members not to wear fragrances here? A hush fell over the room, then a silence so vast you could have heard a vial of Obsession drop. The same sweet women I’d grown to respect morphed into a pack of rabid wolves. No perfume?! It was as if I’d proposed giving up coffee, sugar, and styling gel in one fell swoop.

Since then, I have spent much time puzzling over their response. Are we so addicted to our scented products that the very notion of relinquishing them strikes terror in our hearts? Or is it more that the perfume industry has done such a stellar job in marketing its wares? Even in Santa Fe, where a comparatively high level of health-consciousness exists, we’re still susceptible to those redolent magazine ads, featuring the young and glossily naked in their evidently perfume-induced attractiveness.

But what if perfumiers, like chemical producers, were forced to include in their ads the manufacturer’s safety data sheets (i.e., the very interesting ways each spritz affects your liver)? Sound far-fetched?

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Environmental Sensitivities Day Event in Montreal

From the Environmental Health Association of Québec (aseq-ehaq)

May 12, ENVIRONMENTAL SENSITIVITIES DAYLet’s talk about it!

Conference on Environmental Health in Montréal May 12, 2014

Montreal, May 12 , 2014 – Today, May 12th is Environmental Sensitivities Day.

On May 12, in addition to a conference in Montreal, the Environmental Health Association of Québec is having events on Environmental Health in Québec City, Sutton, Saint Casimir and Gatineau.

The Environmental Health Association of Québec is proud to present a ground breaking conference titled:

TOXIC LEGACY & GENDER INEQUALITY
Women are more susceptible to the effects of the environment on health. How you can safeguard yourself from harm.

Simultaneous translation available

Chair:
Dr Barry Breger, M.D.

Speaker:
Dr John Molot, M.D., C.C.F.P., F.C.F.P.
Environmental Health Clinic, Women’s College Hospital, Toronto

Press Conference: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Private press time with Dr Molot)

Registration including booth visits: 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Conference: 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Meet the speaker & book signing: 9:15 – 10:00 p.m.

EHAQ bilingual_conference_invitation_jpegVenue:

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