Many thanks to the Courageous Canaries of MCS/ES (and mask)
Awareness Month 2016!
Your courage, kindness, and willingness to share your photos and stories in the “What I Wear in Bad Air” series generated a lot of discussion in various support groups, and will benefit so many others who can see some of the options that are available, as worn by their peers, and that it’s more than ok to be visible.
Ultimately, we all need the right to breathe clean air, not the right to pollute it.
Until we all can make that happen, we need to take steps to protect ourselves if and whenever possible. Masks are one thing that can help minimize time spent disabled and recovering from the effects of everyday toxic exposures.
Note to fragrance users: this does not give you the right to keep wearing products that you’ve been told are hurting or disabling people, any more than wearing a helmet is a solution to being subjected to daily assaults with 2 by 4s.
Fragrance-(and toxic chemical)-free products are available!
Clean, safe, non-toxic air is good for everyone, not just the canaries.
Thank you also to those of you who submitted something towards the end of the month, and apologies that I was not up to posting them all this time around.
For more info on masks, please see
Note that masks do not work for everyone, and they can be difficult to breathe through, especially in the heat. They are a band-aid. And they can become costly. But if and when they do work, they can be life-savers.
Please take action in whatever way you can to ensure we ALL have the right to a healthy environment, and so industries are stopped from polluting us for profit.
Be fragrance-free. It’s good for you, it’s good for me.
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