The most common mistake people make is to subject persons with sensitivities to a reverse onus when they report their experience of repeatable, controllable circumstances, contrary to ethics, social convention and laws since the Magna Carta. This practice is unethical in any context, but becomes especially damaging in clinical medicine.
10 May 2007 - As predicted, the Canadian Human Rights Commission's report repeats mistakes and deceits about environmental sensitivities that contribute to the unnecessary killing of undiagnosed patients in health care settings.
Public service unions like CUPE might fight to protect their members from getting headaches from perfume, but they do so in a way that manufactures consent for ploughing under and killing patients with undiagnosed sensitivities in health facilities where their members work.
For every 100 professionals who offer to help, 98 will want to use you as needs substantiation for flaky theories, dangerous clinical practices or the unethical sale of treatments and medicine. The Canadian Society for Environmental Medicine has replaced the actual history with a self-aggrandizing revisionist version that invisibilizes patients' right to protection.
When human beings gather in groups such as the Environmental Health Associations in various provinces, they adopt ideas that violate people within and outside the group. Such violations are nearly always disguised as statements of concern that invisibilize the people who are being violated. The most seriously affected are betrayed by people with disposable time and income. The dead are betrayed by the living. By subjecting themselves to a reverse onus, by eclipsing their own history, the "cult of environmental medicine" does the same to all persons with sensitivities.