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Wire Service Article
“Researchers study diet and hyperactivity”. BN, 1983.,
BN article announcing research about diet and hyperactivity.
“The Twentieth Century Disease”. CBC, 1983.,
This groundbreaking documentary focuses on the debate about the ideas of environmental medicine, as it was taking place in the 1980's in North America.
“MP Alan Redway asks for medical tax deductions ”. House of Commons, 1988.,
Alan Redway, MP, was extremely helpful during the Mulroney government. He successfully asked Finance Minister Michael Wilson for tax deductions for medical expenses related to environmental sensitivities. As Minister of State for Housing he had Canada Mortgage and Housing implement research and demonstration projects about residential construction design, materials and methods to accommodate persons with sensitivities.
“Journalism Student Susan Bailey eclipses history of persons with sensitivities behind debate about environmental medicine”, 1993.,
Bailey uses a "clinical ecologist" as her only supportive source, ignores more than a century of supportive medical literature that is unrelated to the crackpot ideas of clinical ecology.
“Magna Carta”. Kingdom of England, 1215.,
39 states the concept of "freedom from arbitrary interference" which is the basis of and, in some dictionaries, the definition of human rights. 40 states the concept "justice delayed is justice denied."
WORKSHOP ON HEALTH DIMENSIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES. 1990.
"Environmental Sensitivity: The development of air-quality guidelines for indoor air is important; National Health and Welfare should proceed quickly. There need to be regulations on substances implicated in environmental sensitivities or adverse health effects." Two decades later, public servants with the Public Health Agency of Canada are apologists for those who kill persons with sensitivities in health care.
Waterloo Board of Education specification for classroom for children with sensitivities. 1991.,
Although many school boards had accommodated teachers and/or students with sensitivities, and not to forget the Fresh Air and Open Air School movements, Waterloo Wellington was one of the first Ontario boards of Education to accommodate children with sensitivities. This was a specification arrived at with input from many parties, put together by engineer Reg Barsoum, who spoke at the 1996 National Conference on Children with Sensitivities (http://ages.ca/nccs ).
Waterloo Board of Education report on accommodating children with sensitivities (first few pages). 1989.
A few school boards in Ontario sought to accommodate children with learning or behavioral problems caused by sensitivities. Eventually, while Marion Boyd was Ontario Minister of Education, the ministry helped us. By 1996, the OMA's rep on the Ministry's advisory committee on sensitivities was also helping. God knows what is being done to these children across the province and across the country. For some helpful information, see http://ages.ca/nccs
Thermal Comfort and Air Quality Survey - CBC Administration Building (250 Lanark). Ottawa: CBC, 1980.,
Labour Canada investigators measure air quality on a day when furnace smoke is not blowing into ventilation intake, as it normally does, causing complaint.
The State of Housing in America in the 21st Century: A Disability Perspective. 2010.
In addition to modifications to make the physical environment more accessible, there is a need to consider the overall built environment, given the growing number of people affected by environmental exposures—a physical condition that is triggered by the environment. Symptoms include neurological, respiratory, muscular, cardiovascular, and/or gastrointestinal problems. Known triggers include the following: ● Pesticides: weed killers, bug sprays, treated wood products ● Solvents: paints, glues, gasoline, nail polish/remover ● Indoor air Volatile Organic Compounds: new carpet, formaldehyde, plasticizers, chlorine, fragrances and fragranced products ● Cleaners: bleach, ammonia, phenolic disinfectants, air fresheners ● Combustion-related: auto and diesel exhaust, tobacco smoke, natural gas, tar/asphalt ● Drugs/medical devices: anesthetics, antibiotics, implants, vaccines ● Electrical devices: microwaves, transformers, high-tension wires, fluorescent lighting, cell towers, cell phones These triggers can be in the housing unit, elsewhere in the building if a multifamily unit, and/or outside it in the immediate community as well as in locations the person needs to or would like to visit in daily life. While some of these products are used in development of housing (and buildings in general), many are introduced by people through the care and maintenance of buildings as well as by people being in the building (e.g., someone wearing perfume). Current estimates suggest that 11 percent of the population has some sort of chemical sensitivity. For people with environmental sensitivities, accessible housing must be free of these environmental triggers. However, unless the housing is universally designed to accommodate all the different sensitivities, for some it is better to live in segregated housing that assures control over potential exposures.
A Resource Guide to Clean Housing (draft). 1992.,
Tips on how to accommodate sensitivities in residential construction, maintenance.
Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Environmental Hypersensitivity Disorders. Toronto: Ontario Ministry of Health, 1985.,
RELATION OF NUTRITIONAL STATUS TO BEHAVIOURAL AND LEARNING DISORDERS ON THE ONElDA RESERVE. Ottawa: INAC, 1978.,
Missing pages!!! Report linking sensitivities and disability.
The Press and the Poor. 1973.,
Class differences make it hard for journalists to write sensibly about issues affecting poor people.
POSITION PAPER OF THE CANADIAN SOCIETY FOR CLINICAL ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE. CANADIAN SOCIETY FOR CLINICAL ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, 1988.,
Clinical ecologists were the millstone around the necks, the donkey's tail hung on the nose, of persons with sensitivities. Once I had escaped the cult-like devotion to their flaky, unethical practises, once I learned the history they had eclipsed with their self aggrandizing revisionist version, it was a horror to see them arrive on the federal scene, delighting abusers with their crackpot ideas, providing a distraction from patient concerns.
Pollution and Education in Toronto. 1985.,
Another of Small's excellent reports!
Pollution and Education - Executive Summary. Toronto: Toronto Board of Education, 1985.,
Sensitivities are just one of many adverse health effects of pollution on education.
Order Fixing January 1, 1991 as the Date of the Coming into Force of the [Health of Animals] Act. 1991.
His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Agriculture, pursuant to section 78 of An Act respecting diseases and toxic substances that may affect animals or that may be transmitted by animals to persons, and respecting the protection of animals, assented to on June 19, 1990, being chapter 21 of the Statutes of Canada. 1990, is pleased hereby to fix January I, 1991 as the day on which the said Act shall come into force.
Norway bans artificial food colouring. Ottawa: , 1978.
Norway bans artificial food colouring.
Mystery Illness not so Mysterious. 1992.,
This articulate consumer describes the knowledge held by many authorities, as provincial health officials contribute to the exclusion, injury and deaths of persons with sensitivities.
Formally notes advances in wide variety of issue areas and specific federal and Ontario provincial government departments. Suggests direction. Cost: $1000.00
HWC backgrounder on environmental contaminants and environmental sensitivities. 1992.,
Describes effects of pollution, including those experienced by persons with environmental sensitivities.
Human Rights and the Environmentally Sensitive. 1990.,
List of human rights concerns, supportive acts by government so far.
Human Ecology Foundation brief to House of Commons Health Committee. Human Ecology Foundation, 1988.,
Consumer group invited to health committee at suggestion of Margaret Mitchell and others.
CMHC Report on Housing for the Environmentally Hypersensitive. 1990.,
CMHC was once addressing the housing needs of persons with sensitivities, about 11% of the population according to 2010 US National Council on Disability housing study
CMA Policy Summary on Immunization. Ottawa: Canadian Medical Association, 1985.
CMA policy makes no mention of disability resulting from immunization shots. Also, they publish a policy about immunization during a period where they were declaring, in relation to environmental sensitivities, they do not make statements about specific aspects of health care. A similar policy summary concerning sensitivities might have saved many thousands of lives.
Childhood experiences as causes of criminal behaviour. The Society for the Understanding of Nutrition, 1978.,
Lists some of the science to which public servants have turned a blind eye.
CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY A Report to the New Jersey State Department of Health . 1989.,
These four pages describe again the fact of psychological sequelae from sensitivities and recommend a clinical approach that will reduce harm.
CASE STUDY #21. TREATMENT OF HYPERACTIVITY IN A CHILD WITH ALLERGIES TO FOODS'. Ottawa: Health and Welfare, 1980, p. 204.,
1979 Health and Welfare sponsored study links hyperactivity and food allergy.
Canadian Psychiatric Association "Statement on Environmental Hyper-Sensitivity". 1990.
CPA ignores 300 years of supportive literature, generations of consumer experience, expression of concern by patient advocates, quotes two negative articles, calls it a "scientific opinion." Perhaps 8,000 Canadians whose central nervous system dysfunction is caused or exacerbated by sensitivities have suicided since this defensive duplicity on the part of the CPA. Appeals to the organization since have been met with labelling, disdain, rudeness and further irresponsibility.
Bruce Small describes accommodation at Whitby Mental Health Centre . 1994.,
Bruce acted as consulting engineer concerning the accommodation of sensitivities in the new Whitby Mental Health Centre. Unfortunately, the Ministry of Health compromised these measures immediately on taking possession of the new building.
Brown test result sheet. Ottawa: , 1986.,
Test results for serial dilution titration testing. Only slightly helpful, not assured diagnostic method when compared to removal reintroduction testing. Gave me some things to check.
Backgrounder provided to participants in Dec 1992 Health and Welfare workshop on sensitivities. 1992.,
Nice quote from Marcel Proust on cover. Conference was intended to begin a process of rescuing CNS reactors from abuse health care.
Ashford and Miller summary. 1990.,
Ashford and Miller won a Macedo award from the American Association for World Health, affiliated with the World Health Organization for the 1989 report. The report was helpful in moving Health and Welfare forward, but had virtually no effect on the provinces (who deliver health care).
“Statutes of the Gemeinschaft umweltfreundlicher Teppichboden e.V.”. 1991.
Submission to German government concerning toxic carpeting.
“Petition - Supporters of people with "MCS" hide their history behind the one they learned from doctors of environmental medicine”. 1992.
While the goals of this petition are laudable, its creators manage to sabotage themselves by stating that the clinic in Nova Scotia is the first to serve persons with sensitivities in Canada. They refer to a disease concept proposed by doctors of environmental medicine that attempts to describe a group that does not have one single disease. They place research ahead of protections based on existing knowledge, sabotaging the rights and security of persons with sensitivities across Canada.
“Issues Brief Proposal - 1985”. 1985.
My strategy in the 1980's was to get as many authorities to act on the issues involved. While I could and did write issues briefs unfunded, I wanted authorities to get involved in framing the issues as a starting point.
“Issues Brief - first draft”. 1986.,
First draft of issues brief done without funding. (Bricks without straw!)
“Environmental Sensitivities Awareness Project”. 1993.,
Public education was recommended in government reports, by public health groups and by Health and Welfare prior to the 1993 election. By the time this proposal was submitted, Health Canada had abandoned promoting the protection of persons with environmental sensitivities. The project was not approved. The people who were supposed to be protected by measures encouraged prior to 1993 are being injured or killed, instead.
“CSEM John Molot imposes revisionist history on discussion at CPSO, confuses criticism of "environmental medicine" with failure to recognize health complaint”. 1991.,
Over and over, the Canadian Society for Environmental Medicine imposed their flaky ideas into public discussion concerning the exclusion, injury and killing of persons with environmental sensitivities in health care. Over and over, they provided fodder for extraneous debate. Over and over, they enable abuse by misrepresenting the nature of sensitivities, the history of mainstream concern for persons with this health complaint, the accommodation over centuries of persons with sensitivities. Over and over, CSEM appropriated the voice of persons with sensitivities, putting forward a self-aggrandizing revisionist history and ignoring human rights concerns, such as persons right not to be subjected to a reverse onus concerning their experience of repeatable, controllable circumstances. John Molot has repeatedly put forward the questionable expertise of his group as being necessary to prove that persons with sensitivities have a legitimate complaint, sabotaging patients' rights by institutionalizing a reverse onus as a legitimate starting point. CSEM has refused to talk publicly about suicides of patients in their care. CSEM members have refused to stop selling treatments they prescribe. Their members have interefered in the politics of consumer groups, manipulating ignorant consumers into believing that CSEM members are their only supporters in medicine. The damages caused by the flaky ideas, unethical practices, inappropriate interventions, meddling, and outright stupidity of CSEM and "doctors of environmental medicine" has created a mob of consumers who have bizarre ideas about sensitivities. Doctors of environmental medicine may be the worst thing that has happened to people with sensitivities in the past several centuries. The attached document is just one more iteration of their goofiness.
“CSEM imposes whacko revisionist vision in Canada Pension Plan considerations”. 1992.,
Molot and his colleagues continue to sabotage the interests of persons with sensitivities by injecting goofy ideas into the discussion.
“Shoddy Air Meeting”. Environmental Working Group, 1981.
Shoddy Air workers were blocked not only by denial in management, but also by ignorance in their own public service unions.
“Poster sent to Ontario Ministry of Health Pyschiatric Hospitals by PPAO”. 1992.,
This was distributed to the ten psych hospitals that were owned and operated by the Ontario Ministry of Health, by the Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office.
“Les briques plein air”. 1986.,
Les Briques Plein Air
“Human Ecology Conference ”. Human Ecology Foundation, 1987.,
“Human Ecology Conference”. 1987.,
Poster for second annual conference of HEF.
“Fresh Air Brick ad”. Severak, 1986.,
Ad designed by Stephanie Wells. Reached measured 2.5 million impressions, English Canadian media. "No straw shall be given you, yet ye shall deliver the tale of Bricks."
“ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS?”. Environmental Working Group, 1981.
Worker committee asks workers to report sickness associated with their building, come to meeting.
“Tony Myers recommends Brown”. 1983.,
Tony Myers letter of recommendation.