“1982 Bibliography of then recent articles on chemical susceptibility.”. 1982.,
Then recent articles on chemical susceptibility.
Kaplan was responding to expression of concern about CHRC's failure to protect human rights of persons with sensitivities.
“The 20th Century Disease”, Herizons, NS, 1987.,
Patient experience is wrapped up in the theories of doctors of environmental medicine and discussion about their approaches. Actual history is replaced by self-aggrandizing revisionist version from those physicians and their innocent supporters.
“20th Century disease may mask symptoms of mental illness - MD”, Toronto Star, Toronto, 1985.,
Journalist bases hate literature on work of Donna Stewart and Joel Raskin. Does Newbery know there have been a couple of hundred thousand preventable deaths since then?
“20th Century Disease: No guidance from government”, 1990.,
OpEd about failure of federal government to act in any meaningful way, written on the occasion of a conference organized by local district health council.
“20th Century sufferers get big boost from government”, Sunday Herald, Ottawa, 1987.,
Article sticks to modern environment paradigms, notes validation by parts of officialdom, forwards awareness about abuse of psych patients. Hook was 1987 HEF conference.
“The 80's have been rough on Chris Brown”, Southam, 1989.,
This is from the time when Health and Welfare was beginning to address the issue. Losos is quoted as saying ""In my view there's a lot of expertise out there that could very easily, if it is facilitated, measure the problem." It is embarrassing to see how much of my world view, as reported, is still from the viewpoint of the cult of environmental medicine. I had learned, by this time, that we were not dealing with the bizarre disease entity then being described by doctors of environmental medicine, and I knew that our history predated their version of events, but I had not yet learned about how long the mainstream clinical and scientific history actually was.
“Abusive CMAJ article about cases in UK, response”, 1992.,
CMAJ article confuses court decision about liability in a specific case with legitimacy of centuries old health complaint. Brown responds.
“Advances in Allergy”, unknown, 1987.,
“Advocacy Group for the Environmentally Sensitive”. Advocacy Group for the Environmentally Sensitive (AGES) (disbanded in early 1990's), Burlington, Ontario, 1987.,
“AEHA Branch President tries to encourage people to come forward and demand their human rights”. AEHA Ottawa, 1990.
While provincial officials were still ensuring the unnecessary killing of persons with sensitivities, individual consumers were winning fights across the country, and the federal health department was beginning to help. When people came forward, they found that abusive attitudes were almost as prevalent in agencies of remedy as they were in the institutions that needed remediation.
“AEHA Branches (1992)”. 1992.
At one time, AEHA had branches across Ontario and Canada. The organization imploded as it was taken over by the "cult of environmental medicine," supporters of so-called "doctors of environmental medicine" who did not know the history of sensitivities or the reasons why consumers of services often have very different concerns than do service providers.
“AEHA Branches 1995”. 1995.
In 1995, AEHA was a national organization, and had branches across Canada. After everyone who had a consumer perspective left the organization in the late 1990's, the organization fractured into fragments across the country.
“AEHA brief to Ottawa area Liberal MPP's”. 1994.,
Forwards some social and health concerns of persons with sensitivities, asks for help in ending abuse by physicians.
“AEHA brief to Social Planning Council of Ottawa Carleton”. 1993.,
This brief gently outlines some of the health, income, education and social concerns. It does not directly cover the issue of unnecessary deaths in health care, or suicides of CNS reactors.
“AEHA Brown calls on Ontario Ministry of Health to protect persons with sensitivities in health care”. 1991.,
After trying privately repeatedly, it seemed important to name the protection issue publicly and to publicly inform the Ontario Ministry of Health about the fact that the federal health department was acting on the concern Ontario was ignoring.
“AEHA Brown complains to Ontario Deputy Attorney General George Thomson that police and courts are turning a blind eye to criminal assaults of children”. 1993.,
“AEHA Chris Brown to Ontario health DM Michael Decter about ignoring ongoing lethal abuse”. 1993.,
"Perhaps in the nearly two years its taken for you to get back to us you have forgotten the principal issue expressed, the physical and emotional abuse of persons disabled by environmental sensitivities by members of the medical profession and others in the health care system."
“AEHA Donna Powell welcomes Chris Brown on board, looks forward to moving organization forward.”. 1991.,
While Dr. John Maclennan and those who blindly supported him distrusted a demedicalized, shop around consumer approach based on human rights instead of on the theories of one group of unethical, marginalized physicians, other consumers were very happy to escape the cult of environmental medicine. (Names of AEHA members mentioned concerning their memberships removed.)
“AEHA Ed Lowans protects cult of environmenal medicine from branch presidents”. 1990.,
Branch presidents, close to the membership, were often frustrated by a national executive that was constantly manipulated or sabotaged by clinical ecologists. Most members did not see clinical ecologists for treatment, but the ecologists saw patients primarily as a political force to vouch for their whacko theories, and their dangerous and unethical practices. Those who tried to strike a balance ended up compromised. Eventually all but bona fide members of the cult of environmental medicine stayed in leadership positions in AEHA.
“AEHA Ed Lowans to Toronto Branch concerning ongoing nonsense”. 1991.,
The National Board of HEF and the National and Ontario boards of AEHA were among the most dysfunctional groups I have witnessed in three decades of involvement with NGO's. Eventually, everyone who did not subscribe to the arbitrary ideas and meddling of doctors of environmental medicine left elected positions with AEHA, and HEF was effectively disbanded.
“AEHA J. Anderson explains process to dysfunctional Toronto Branch”. 1991.,
In a world of crazies, Joanna was a breath of fresh air. This letter gives an example of what sensible people were up against when they accepted leadership positions in AEHA. AEHA was, at the time, a self help group trying to become a consumer group. In the end, it became a shill for doctors of environmental medicine when consumer advocates all left in despair.
“AEHA National Board 1995”. 1995.
In 1995, AEHA had representation from across Canada.
“AEHA National forms committee to look into abuse”. 1995.
It is almost unbelievable that, 15 years ago, the attached committee was formed, and the attached motion was passed by AEHA National at AGM Board meeting. Neither were acted on, as Featherstone, Maclennan, Molot, Marshall, Krop, Armstrong crap, pulled the group back to being only a fan club for doctors of environmental medicine. It was a good committee, and a good motion, but absolutely no follow through. ALL of the speakers at the AGM were physicians, except one guy at the end of the day who talked about housing renovations. Jerry Ross actually said that the critics of environmental medicine were all saying that it was all in peoples' heads, which was not my experience at all. The function of Ross's comments were to unethically scare consumers into the environmental medicine fold. It is the meeting where I met Joffres, by demanding an apology from him for saying that sensitivities were not accepted, and that we needed research before they could be accepted. I was so incredibly offended to see that everything that had moved forward before 1993 was being sabotaged, not by the enemy, but by a chapter in NS and others who, in 1995, were where the Ottawa Branch had been in 1983. Nothing invisibilizes history like fanaticism. There was an incredibly goofy naturopath who had everyone under his spell, convincing them that what they needed, first and foremost, was an acceptance of naturopathy. I sat across from him at lunch and, just before we left, when finished, I asked him to get out of our faces, that he was using us for needs substantiation and setting us back in the process. I think he could tell the level of rage that was behind my quiet but very terse dressing down of him. Eventually he was out of the picture. At one point, a doctor in the audience whose wife had sensitivities got up and gave me a dressing down for criticising Joffres. He said that "the way things work" was that we needed research, just like we needed Lister before we dealt with infection. I wish I'd known then that the words "infective" and "pestilential" predated Lister by centuries.
“AEHA National Secretary congratulates Ottawa Branch on AGM coordination”. 1993.,
Ottawa Branch of AEHA was the largest, best organized and, for a while, had escaped the role of simply being cheerleaders for the nonsense being promoted by doctors of environmental medicine. It was, for most of the 1990's, a true consumer organization in the traditions of the cross disability movement.
“AEHA National VP writes Ontario MPP about abuse of children with consequent learning and behavioural disabilities”. 1995.,
Many school boards still think it is appropriate to horrifically abuse children by only dealing with the results of their reactions, not preventing them.
“AEHA Newsletter Editor warns Ottawa Branch about Rose Featherstone”. 1996.,
A very wise warning from Nova Scotia. Rose Featherstone sabotaged the position taken by AEHA's official representatives with federal political parties, sabotaged the constitutional operation of AEHA's national board and was, almost as much as doctors of environmental medicine, responsible for the demise and fragmentation of the national organization of persons with sensitivities in Canada.
“AEHA Ottawa Brown encourages consumers to mention abuse to Social Planning Council”. 1993.,
Consumers, like most people, want to take a gentle approach so as not to offend the people they are approaching. Unfortunately, in the meantime, serious ongoing abuse and negligence is invisibilized.
“AEHA Ottawa - HELPFUL HINTS”. AEHA Ottawa, 1992.,
“AEHA Ottawa points out that consumer protections are more important than supporting "enviromental medicine"”. 1996.,
Joe Krop's supporters helped turn the media against us. They told the media that CPSO did not believe sensitivities were real, which was false. They were parroting the lie that was often told by doctors of environmental medicine, who told their patients that any criticism of their methods was done only because the CPSO did not believe the health complaint was real. The damage that was done by the berserk mob that was supporting doctor Krop is incalculable. Journalists believed what they were told by Toronto area consumers, despite the fact that the CPSO had written to every Ontario MPP to tell them that their concerns about Dr. Krop did not reflect a lack of concern about persons with sensitivities, but merely concern about the methods used by doctors of environmental medicine. It would be hard to calculate the damage that has been done to persons with sensitivities by the cult of environmental medicine.
“AEHA Ottawa President Brown to OMA President Michael Thorburn about lethal abuse by physicians”. 1993.,
While John Krauser, the OMA's ethics staff person, tried several times to address lethally abusive attitudes amongst physicians, others in the OMA stonewalled, trivialized or invisibilized the concern, and so the unnecessary killing of patients continued. Three appeals were made to the OMA President in March of 1993. Although they are short, much material had been sent previously. [Search for OMA in this bibliography for some of the relevant documents.]
“AEHA Ottawa Presidents Message, Decter reconsidering (ha!)”. 1992.,
Decter agreed to reconsider the Ontario Ministry of Health's position on sensitivities. In the end he did nothing to stop deceit about the existence of a publicly insured method of diagnosis or about mistakes and misconceptions that have and are contributing to the ongoing injury and killing of persons with sensitivities in Ontario.
“AEHA Ottawa writes members concerning District Health Council conference”. 1990.
Conference organized by Ottawa Carleton DHC as part of an amicable resolution of an OHRC complaint. The DHC board members, listed in another document, did not keep their promise to include sensitivities in health care planning in the region. More than 3,000 persons have been unnecessarily killed in local health care since, more than 500 persons with CNS dysfunction resulting from undiagnosed sensitivities have suicide, and countless women with eating disorders have died without being fully assessed for sensitivities.
“AEHA Pamphlet on students with sensitivities”. 1996.
Between 1991 and 1998, the Ottawa Branch of AEHA had several professionals on the board who had experience with other issues and organizations. A lot of educational materials were produced and distributed, many of them picked up by other branches across Canada.
“AEHA Pamphlet on workplace accommodation”. 1996.
In the mid 1990's, AEHA Ottawa produced some excellent educational materials. This one was designed to encourage the accommodation of workers.
“AEHA President Greg Booth to HC Diane Marleau about using currently available information to protect people”. 1995.,
Diane Marleau ignored this appeal and dozens of others, and she threw out the work that Health and Welfare had done before 1993, so the people who were supposed to be protected are being injured or killed, instead. Tens of thousands of Canadians with sensitivities have been unnecessarily killed in health care since.
“AEHA Resource information for dealing with various environmental concerns”. AEHA, 1991.
Lists of resources useful in dealing with housing, carpets, workplaces, indoor air, masks.
“AEHA Rotor to CHRC John Dwyer emphasising extent of abuse”. 1995.,
Let it be known that many people with sensitivities have suffered serious damages as a result of abuse by persons in positions of authority, including, but certainly not limited to people within the Canadian and provincial Human Rights Commissions. When even Chris Brown who has devoted his life to trying to get justice done is unable to be heard, you can be quite sure that desperate people are going to focus on survival methods which are more practical than spending years persisting in a process in which they are further discredited and emotionally abused.
“AEHA Update - Premiere Edition”. 1995.
AEHA had professional editor for national publication for a while before the national board and organization imploded. This was the first issue.
“AEHA VP Elizabeth Stutt writes AEHA President Greg Booth indicating that need for research is not excuse not to end abuse”. 1995.,
At one time, AEHA was not afraid to speak out about the ongoing abuse of persons with sensitivities in health care.
“AEHA Waterloo Wellington”. 1990.
The Branch newsletters in HEF, AEHA and AGES contained a wealth of information about toxins, sensitivities, how to cope, diet, housing, the workplace, children, schools and so on. However, serious issues such as suicide, adverse drug reaction deaths, or other iatrogenic deaths were avoided out of a fear of arousing abusers.
“Agenda and Participants of Dec 1992 HWC workshop designed to begin the rescue of CNS reactors”. 1992.,
This conference was intended to begin the rescue of CNS reactors from abusive attitudes in health care. The work was abandoned after the 1993 election. Based on mapping prevalence against suicide statistices, there have been more than 7,000 suicides of undiagnosed CNS reactors since.
“Air circulation varies in planes”, Ottawa Citizen, 1989.
Aircraft are often inaccessible to persons with sensitivities.
“Air circulation varies in planes”, 1989.
Transportation is not accessible to persons with sensitivities. The Canadian Transportation Agency has caused costs by not following the law. (Justice delayed is justice denied.)
“Air quality addressed at V. K. Greer School”, Bracebridge, 1989.,
“On Airs, Waters and Places”. 400BC.,
Hippocrates outlines principles of environmental and public health.
“Alberta consumer's spouse describes standoff with ignorant Alberta social services people”. 1991.,
Consumers across Canada asked for help in dealing with various abusive authorities who ignored our history and focused, instead, on controversy about the flaky ideas of doctors of environmental medicine.
“Allergic students will soon breathe more easily”, Toronto Star, Toronto, 1987.,
York Region board to build classrooms to accommodate.
“Allergies and problem students”, Thrust, 1987.,
Some children's publications wanted to help kids with sensitivities, regardless of the medical politics.