If you are struggling with environmental sensitivities such as electromagnetic hypersensitivity and/or Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) and/or food allergies you will appreciate it is not easy to live with these sort of health challenges. In the case of electromagnetic hypersensitivity and MCS especially, the fact that the general public has very little knowledge of these conditions means that life is often harder than it should be for those who are affected by these conditions. (For example because neighbours may use unnecessary chemical sprays or commuters may use high EMR cell phones in crowded public places.)
Lucinda Curran of EcoHealth solutions, who has environmental sensitivities herself, has organised a symposium to help people who have the above conditions, as well as those with Lyme Disease, CFS, learning disorders or ill health caused by toxin exposure.
The basic online symposium presentations may be accessed free, but there are also upgrades which give access to more information for modest fees. A book of the presentations will be available for people who have severe electromagnetic hypersensitivity and cannot use computers. (There is a charge for this.)
This is a non-profit event and any proceeds will be donated to charities. (The chosen charities are listed on the website.)
For more information please see the symposium website.
NB: If you have electromagnetic hypersensitivity* or CFS or any one of these conditions yourself (or have friends or family who do), please consider sharing this link. Events such as this symposium that help to educate the public about these little-understood health problems can potentially help to improve your quality of life as more people become aware of these conditions and are therefore more willing to change their behaviour to accommodate others’ health needs.
Education is the key to this; thanks to public education programmes on the health risks of smoking, most people who smoke cigarettes will now respond positively to requests from other people not to smoke in inappropriate environments (such as enclosed public spaces) as they appreciate that their cigarette smoke can cause health issues for other people.
Similarly, many people who currently use technologies such as cell phones (which can cause symptoms for people who have electromagnetic hypersensitivity) would be prepared to alter their phone use in certain environments if they realised that their phone use could cause distress to others and some people who currently use toxic herbicides to kill weeds around their home could decide to use safe alternatives such as boiling water or hand weeding if they realised their herbicide use could cause serious illness to neighbours.
* For an example of what life is like for people who have severe food, chemical and electromagnetic sensitivities, please see the website created by an Australian woman: http://www.ameliahill.com/my-story/