I’ve previously posted about a research project Pamela Gibson from the James Madison University in Virginia was undertaking. She has been asking for women aged 65 and older who have experienced environmental sensitivities (chemical and/or electrical) to participate in an online study of how their needs are being met as they grow older with sensitivities, but due to a lack of participation from women over the age of 65 (does anyone want to guess why?) she has opened up the study to anyone over the age of 21.
WOMEN OVER AGE 65 STUDY MODIFIED TO INCLUDE PERSONS 21 OR OVER WITH ENVIRONMENTAL SENSITIVITIES
(CHEMICAL OR ELECTRICAL)
This is BIG news in the everyday chemicals and human health research front!
This explains what many of us who have MCS/ES experience – we can feel these processes as they occur, we don’t have to wait for the cancer that will kill us if we don’t get away from the exposures and find tools to heal the already occurring damage.
“This is the first time scientists have figured out how widespread this is, and how many different layers of machinery within the cells themselves are being impacted by these chemicals.”
“We found definite evidence that chemicals that are unavoidable in the environment can produce a wide range of low-dose effects that are directly related to carcinogenesis. So the way we’ve been testing chemical safety is really quite out-of-date.”
“Every day we are exposed to an environmental ‘chemical soup’ and we need testing to evaluate the effects of our ongoing exposure to the mixtures in this soup.”
~ William Goodson III, a senior scientist at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.
“This research backs up the idea that chemicals not considered harmful by themselves are combining and accumulating in our bodies to trigger cancer and might lie behind the global cancer epidemic we are witnessing.
~ Cancer Biologist Dr Hemad Yasaei from Brunel University London
This would be all kinds of everyday chemicals, such as those that trigger MCS – they included chemicals found in items such as mobile phones, detergents and cooking pans, and pesticides used on fruits and vegetables!
Read the research or check out some of the media reports:
Posted in Chemicals, Environment, Environmental Health, Health, Products, Public Health, Research
Tagged cancer, ecocide, environmental sensitivities, health effects, MCS, petrochemicals, science, sensitive to pollution, toxic chemicals, toxic trespass
This presentation by Professor Olle Johansson about the biological and health effects of electromagnetic pollution was given to a group of Industrial Engineering students in Barcelona, Spain and was recorded in October 2015. We are fortunate to be able to have access to easy to understand scientific presentations of this caliber.
Professor Johansson, from the Neuroscience department at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, starts by saying the first problem is that they have no women in the class and then discussed how EHS is recognized as a functional impairment in Sweden, and how the environment must be modified to accommodate and include people with a functional impairment. (His recently published paper on the subject is also available below). He went on to describe other issues with wireless radiation and encouraged the class to come up with solutions.
I think it’s worth taking the time to watch, but I like learning about the things that are affecting our lives, and what we can and have to do now and to protect future generations, so that they have a chance at more than mere survival.
“Adverse health effects of modern electromagnetic fields from wireless telecommunication, such as mobile phones and WiFi”
Posted in Accessibility, Disability, EHS, Environment, Health, Human Rights, Public Health, Wireless
Tagged accommodation, brain, EMF/EMR, environmental sensitivities, functional impairment, MCS/ES, science, video, wireless, wireless dangers
Here’s yet another scientific report about how dangerous chemicals and VOCs are being released from the everyday cleaning products most people use in their homes!
Environmental Defense (Canada) recently released their report THE DIRTY TRUTH, which found that products from some of the biggest cleaning brands (Mr. Clean, Clorox, Lysol, Windex, and PineSol ) pollute the air in Canadians’ homes with harmful chemicals. (Note that these products are not significantly, if at all different in the US, but the EU does have some bans on ingredient that are still allowed here).
ED’s The Dirty Truth follows hot on the heels of Women’s Voices For the Earth’s DEEP CLEAN report, and while both of these reports name names, they had a slightly different focus.
In Deep Clean, Women’s Voices For the Earth graded four major cleaning product manufacturers based on key indicators to expose their commitment to product safety: Product Ingredient Disclosure, Responsiveness to Consumer Concerns, Toxic Chemical Screening Process and Removal of WVE’s Chemicals of Concern.
Dr. Anne Steinemann’s research from earlier this year did not name product names, but she named numerous harmful volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) that the many popular products she tested do release into the air we breathe.
One has to wonder why this is allowed to be going on?
We should not be subjected to harmful industrial pollutants in our own homes!
“Our new report found that products from some of the biggest cleaning brands (Mr. Clean, Clorox, Lysol, Windex, and PineSol ) pollute the air in Canadians’ homes with harmful chemicals called Volatile Organic Compounds. These chemicals have been linked to respiratory problems such as asthma and lower IQs.”
Volatile Organic Compounds and Your Health
Posted in Accessibility, Air Quality, Brain, Chemicals, Environmental Health, Health, Pollution, Products
Tagged allergies, asthma, autism, cancer, cleaning, cleaning products, dangerous chemicals, hazardous air pollutants, IAQ, MCS, petrochemicals, science, toxic trespass, VOCs
On Monday May 11th, 190 scientists from 39 nations submitted an appeal to the United Nations, UN member states and the World Health Organization (WHO) requesting they adopt more protective exposure guidelines for electromagnetic fields (EMF) and wireless technology in the face of increasing evidence of risk. These exposures are a rapidly growing form of environmental pollution worldwide. Continue reading
Posted in Environmental Health, Human Rights, Policy, Precaution, Public Health, Wireless
Tagged baby monitors, cancer, cordless phones, DECT, EHS, electromagnetic fields, EMF, environmental pollution, environmental sensitivities, mobile devices, science, smart meters, technology, wifi, wireless, wireless dangers
We’re telling the truth… they implied!
These days, there are some who will stop at nothing to protect and increase their profits, no matter what the consequences. I’m grateful to the others who are sharing some wisdom on what is going on and how to spot the red flags.
First off, in this TEDx talk, veteran investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson shows how astroturf, or fake grassroots movements funded by political, corporate, or other special interests very effectively manipulate and distort media messages.
I’ve noticed so many of those tactics used. Have you?
Next, the new film Merchants of Doubt from Robert Kenner and Kim Roberts, inspired by the book of the same name by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway, is “a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin”.
How do you decide who is trustworthy and who is not?
Posted in Education
Tagged astroturf, Chemicals, climate change, deception, denial, documentary, doubt, EHS, manipulation, MCS, MCS/ES, misinformation, pharmaceuticals, politics, polluting for profit, public health, reality check, scepticism, science, smoking, tobacco science, trust, video
Sadly, too many of us have found out, with a loss of health or life, that they aren’t.
Here’s another short film about the problems with chemicals in everyday products and materials
UNSAFE: The truth behind everyday chemicals
Want to know where petrochemicals are hiding?
petrochemical chart_2012 PDF download
Please keep on informing yourself, then share what you learn with those around you.
In this day and age, we can’t depend on regulations and public policy to protect us.
It’s up to us to learn, and then demand better from manufacturers and regulators.