Dr Stephen Genuis is someone who has an excellent understanding about environmental and public health.
He now has a new website and has also started an easy to understand video series on environmental health, where he discusses causes, effects, and what can be done to help the growing numbers of us who experience environmentally linked chronic health challenges.
By “those of us” I (and he) mean many more people than conventional medicine considers to be environmentally affected, and he gives excellent examples of this in the videos (as well as in his research papers).
Posted in Education, Environmental Health, Health Promotion, Public Health
Tagged allergies, alzheimer's, asthma, autism, cancer, CFS/ME, chemical sensitivity, Chemicals, deficiencies, dementia, environment, exposures, fibromyalgia, MCS, mental health, mercury poisoning, MS, nutrition, petrochemicals, sensitivities, Stephen J. Genuis
If you prefer getting your research information by watching and listening instead of reading, here are a couple of video presentations by the esteemed Dr Stephen J. Genuis, who is one of the leading experts on environmental health.
In these presentations he discusses the increases in chronic illness and mental health problems, chemical and other causes and effects, shortcomings in our health care systems, as well as some treatment options to improve health.
I’ve also linked to related research for those of you who like to read.
Posted in Disability, Education, Environmental Health, Health, Public Health, Research
Tagged allergies, autism, cancer, chronic illness, exposures, fibromyalgia, invisible disabilities, MCS, MCS/ES, mental health, multimorbidity, pain, petrochemicals, sensitivities, Stephen J. Genuis, toxic chemicals, video
MyExposome has designed silicone wristbands (such as the ones worn in support of various causes) that are specially prepared to act as a sponge to absorb hundreds of different chemicals in our environment—the air, water, and even personal care products.
With all the toxic VOCs in everyday products, the carcinogenic activity of the chemical cocktails we are exposed to on a daily basis, this is a great idea that can show people just how prevalent toxic chemicals have become, and how difficult it is to avoid them.
It would be really interesting to have a group of people with MCS/ES participate in some exposure measuring research, as those of us who have to practice extreme chemical avoidance for our health and well-being have some experiences that researchers will eventually find quite interesting.
Now, they would be able to see how difficult it is to avoid these chemicals, even when making great efforts due to necessity (of course, different levels of MCS/ES dictate different levels of avoidance requirements and efforts too).
Posted in Air Quality, Chemicals, Education, Environmental Health, Research
Tagged Chemicals, exposures, Fragrance, fragrance chemicals, personal care products, petrochemicals, Research
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: A Life Altering Condition
Produced and Directed by Alison Johnson
Note from Alison Johnson:
“Since 1998, I have made three long documentaries and three short ones. During this fifteen-year period, I have gained a much deeper understanding of multiple chemical sensitivity and its great impact upon so many lives. This new composite film contains the best and most effective sections of my six earlier films. I have chosen carefully which experts and patients to use from my earlier films so that this new film will be an effective way of helping people to understand multiple chemical sensitivity. The film contains footage of interviews with four members of Congress as well as with many important physicians.”
More info and a list of physicians appearing in the film:
Much gratitude to Alison Johnson for all of her work over the years.
Posted in Environmental Health, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, Public Health, Toxic Trespass
Tagged Alison Johnson, asthma, Chemicals, disability, discrimination., documentary, environment, environmental sensitivities, exposures, Fragrance, GWS, health, MCS, MCS/ES, Mold, multiple chemical sensitivity, petrochemicals, Symptoms
Please watch this important and very well done new video by Dr. Bruce Lanphear, where he discusses chemicals and other toxins that affect brain development in children (and can cause MCS/ES symptoms in others) and what we need to do about it.
Little Things Matter: The Impact of Toxins on the Developing Brain
Here’s a longer video presentation by him from Autism Canada
Excavating Environmental Risk Factors for Autism: Suspects and Strategies
Posted in Autism, Brain, Chemicals, Environmental Health, Neurotoxicity, Pollution, Pregnancy, Toxic Trespass
Tagged blood brain barrier, body burden, brain development, Bruce Lanphear, child health, EDCs, environment, exposures, lead, Little Things Matter, MCS, mercury, pesticides, petrochemicals, phthalates, Research, sensitive to pollution, smoke, toxic chemicals, toxins
The June 2014 edition of the Canadian Family Physician journal contains a couple of excellent articles by Dr Stephen J. Genuis. Here’s the abstract and link to one of them:
Approach to patients with unexplained multimorbidity with sensitivities
Objective To explore the underlying causation of unexplained multimorbidity with sensitivities and to discuss the management of patients who present with this perplexing condition.
Sources of information Medical and scientific literature was used from MEDLINE (PubMed), several books, toxicology and allergy journals, conference proceedings, government publications, and environmental health periodicals.
Main message Multimorbidity with sensitivities has become an increasingly common and confusing primary care dilemma. Escalating numbers of debilitated individuals are now presenting to family physicians and specialists with multisystem health complaints, including sensitivities and fatigue, with no obvious causation, a paucity of laboratory findings, and a lack of straightforward solutions. In the recent scientific literature, there is discussion of sensitivity-related illness, an immune-mediated disorder that frequently manifests with multisystem symptoms, commonly including sensitivities and fatigue.
Posted in Environmental Health, Environmental Sensitivities, Health, MCS/ES, Public Health
Tagged allergies, asthma, baking soda, chronic, disability, discrimination., environmental sensitivities, exposures, fatigue, Food, Fragrance, Mold, multiple chemical sensitivities, multisystem, mycotoxins, pain, pesticides, petrochemicals, Research, Stephen J. Genuis
This is not surprising news, given what is being allowed and encouraged as economic activity these days.
Childhood and adolescent cancer statistics, 2014
(click to enlarge image)
Posted in Air Quality, Child Health, Environmental Health, Health, Pollution, Wireless
Tagged cancer, Chemicals, childhood cancer, children, chronic environmentally linked conditions, disease, exposures, hazardous air pollutants, Research, toxic trespass