It’s hard to get anyone to take the time to read (let alone understand) scientific research, but it’s so important that we educate ourselves when the opportunity arises. People have short attention spans these days, probably from all the neurotoxins and wireless radiation we’re all being exposed to on a daily basis, so it’s great when we find information that is short and to the point.
Here is a great short video series from
the UCSF Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment.
Please watch and share!
Posted in Child Health, Education, Environmental Health, Health, Pollution, Public Health, Toxic Trespass
Tagged allergies, asthma, autism, cancer, Chemicals, hazardous air pollutants, IAQ, neurotoxins, petrochemicals, phthalates, Research, science, toxic, toxic chemicals, toxic trespass, video
I saw this photograph on facebook of Richard Gere and Roshi Joan Halifax hugging (at the Mind and Life “Power and Care” conference), which to me exemplifies the best kind of (adult to adult) hug we humans could have.
Richard Gere and Roshi Joan Halifax
I haven’t been able to stop looking at it… and it made me start trying to remember when the last time I was able to hug someone was.
I don’t think it was in 2010 when I left Toronto, as I was so sick then, and I didn’t have any spare clothes to risk contaminating them with 2nd and 3rd hand fragrance chemicals. Continue reading
Posted in Accessibility, Air Quality, Chemicals, Community, Disability, Environmental Health, Fragrance, Human Rights, Pollution, Toxic Trespass
Tagged chemical sensitivity, environmental sensitivities, hazardous air pollutants, invisible disabilities, isolation, laundry, MCS, MCS/ES, pesticides, petrochemicals, solitary
Who should be isolated?
The poisoned or the poisoners?
When we develop MCS/ES, we are told to avoid the triggers that disable us. Yet, far too often, fragrance chemicals are the biggest triggers of disabling effects, yet they are in everything, and everywhere now.
To follow doctors orders, and to have some quality of life (like the ability to look after ourselves), when others at work or elsewhere won’t stop using toxic products, we have to stay isolated in our homes (if we’ve found a safe one). It’s just like being in prison… but for crimes we did not commit.
WE who are immediately disabled by these harmful pollutants are being forced into prisons of isolation for crimes the chemical and fragrance industry are committing, like when they hide oil and gas industry toxic waste chemicals into everyday products and materials, without listing them on labels, they are causing a public health crisis, a crisis that most people are unaware of.
WE who become disabled are being imprisoned for their crimes of saturating people (and our air and water) with toxic chemicals, and so, if we are to be able to see our friends and loved ones, we need to be protected from them, in environments kind of like this:
Posted in Accessibility, Air Quality, Chemicals, Environmental Health, Toxic Trespass
Tagged allergies, asthma, barriers, cancer, chemical sensitivity, environmental sensitivities, fibromyalgia, Fragrance, fragrance chemicals, hazardous air pollutants, IAQ, isolation, MCS, MCS housing, petrochemicals, prison, segregation, sensitivities, systemic barriers
“Exposure to these chemicals increases the risk of allergic dermatitis, but more severe health effect for humans as well as the environment could possibly be related to these chemicals. Some of them are suspected or proved carcinogens and some have aquatic toxicity,”
Giovanna Luongo found that there are harmful chemical residues left in clothing even after 10 washes and presents the information in her Doctoral Thesis, Chemicals in textiles A potential source for human exposure and environmental pollution.
This scientifically validates what some of us have been saying for years, that some harmful chemical residues can be extremely difficult if not impossible to remove, (as the rigmarole we have to go through in an attempt to have safe to wear clothing to wear attests), and that normally undetectable trace levels can cause disabling effects.
Many chemicals present in clothing (and bedding) enter the human body via dermal absorption, and can be detected in urine hours later!
This poster shows how chemicals enter our bodies:
Posted in Accessibility, chemicals in clothing, Environmental Health, Fashion, Laundry, Toxic Trespass
Tagged allergies, cancer, chemicals in clothing, detox, environmental sensitivities, fibromyalgia, health, MCS, MCS/ES, multiple chemical sensitivity, petrochemicals, Pollution, sensitive to pollution, toxic chemicals, Water
The May June 2015 issue of Costco’s magazine had an article about scent marketing.
The Economist had an interesting article in 2007 regarding manipulative chemical use.
Women’s Voices For the Earth has several reports about fragrances and the fragrance industry.
Why should you be concerned? Read on:
Posted in Air Quality, Brain, Environmental Health, Fragrance, Health, Human Rights, Neurotoxicity, Pollution, Public Health, Toxic Trespass
Tagged allergies, asthma, autism, cancer, Chemicals, child health, fibromyalgia, fragrance chemicals, hazardous air pollutants, IAQ, manipulation, marketing, MCS, petrochemicals, shopping
“Sensitive” humans are not defective or here to inconvenience you.
Some canary history:
“Carbon monoxide, a potentially deadly gas devoid of color, taste or smell, can form underground during a mine fire or after a mine explosion.
Today’s coal miners must rely on carbon monoxide detectors and monitors to recognize its presence underground. However, before the availability of modern detection devices, miners turned to Mother Nature for assistance.
Canaries — and sometimes mice — were used to alert miners to the presence of the poisonous gas. Following a mine fire or explosion, mine rescuers would descend into the mine carrying a canary in a small wooden or metal cage.
Any sign of distress from the canary was a clear signal that the conditions underground were unsafe, prompting a hasty return to the surface.
Posted in Air Quality, Chemicals, Ecocide, Environmental Health, Human Rights, Pollution, Public Health, Toxic Trespass
Tagged allergies, asthma, autism, canaries, cancer, environmental sensitivities, fibromyalgia, fragrance chemicals, IAQ, MCS, MCS/ES, multiple chemical sensitivities, multiple chemical sensitivity, petrochemicals, sensitive to pollution, wireless dangers
It should be illegal to sell products that disperse secret, unregulated, ingredients into the air people have to breathe, especially children.
Children need clean air to breathe! Clean air is air without petrochemicals in it.
These things emit hazardous chemicals. It is not cute or fresh to poison kids!
It’s time to stop and think about what is going into the air we expect children to breathe.
Breathing is not optional!
When children’s hospitals enact policies banning fragrance use on their premises, you know there are good reasons to be concerned:
Posted in Air Quality, Autism, Brain, Child Health, Fragrance, Indoor Air Quality, Neurotoxicity, Pollution, Pregnancy, Products, Toxic Trespass
Tagged air "fresheners", allergies, autism, child health, hazardous air pollutants, phthalates, plug-ins, Research, sensitivities, toxic chemicals