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Awareness Day at the National Assembly of Quebec

Awareness Day at the National Assembly of Quebec
September 22, 2011 We are pleased to announce that EHAQ's petition to have May 12th recognized as Environmental Sensitivities Day and the month of May as Environmental Sensitivities Month in Quebec will be read at the National Assembly of Quebec by MNA Pierre Marsan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrnSUZgZqgk Declaration of the MNA from Robert-Baldwin -Pierre Marsan It gives me pleasure to speak today to congratulate the Environmental Health Association of Quebec that helps people suffering from Environmental Sensitivities and its President, Mrs. Rohini Peris. Data from Statistics Canada, 2010, shows that the number of Canadians diagnosed with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity has increased by 34% since the Canadian Community Health Survey, 2005. Presently, these medical conditions are difficult to diagnose. The Association wishes that following the example of other countries, such as Germany, Japan, Austria that give health and social services to people suffering from Environmental Sensitivities that Quebec could give the necessary medical care to these s. Appropriate medical care that is opportune and adequate to people suffering from environmental sensitivities will better their well-being and savings to the health system. I congratulate Mrs. Rohini Peris and her team for the work accomplished to make this illness known and the work done to help people with this condition. Read and sign petition Read the September 2011 Eco-Update
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2012 Elections

2012 Elections
[toggle title="Letter to all Parties"]     Version PDF       Cher /Chère (Nom du chef du parti), recipe Nous vous écrivons au nom de l’Association pour la santé environnementale du Québec. Notre mission consiste à offrir aide et support aux personnes souffrant d’hypersensibilités environnementales. Les hypersensibilités environnementalesi incluent l’hypersensibilité chimique multiple et l’hypersensibilité électromagnétique, des conditions souvent présentes en même temps que d’autres conditions chroniques comme la fibromyalgie et la fatigue chronique. L’hypersensibilité peut être déclenchée par une exposition massive, ou par une série d’expositions de bas niveau, à des produits chimiques, à des moisissures ou à des champs électromagnétiques. Il en résulte pour la personne atteinte une incapacité à tolérer de bas niveaux de tels déclencheurs. De telles expositions peuvent amener des symptômes débilitants pouvant affecter plusieurs systèmes corporels. Des expositions continues peuvent empirer la condition, jusqu’au point où la personne devient incapable de tolérer de nombreuses substances différentes, à des doses normalement ou précédemment tolérées. L’absence de milieux de vie ou de travail sains, d’aliments sains et tolérés, d’eau propre, ainsi que de traitements médicaux adéquats et de support, peut causer une perte d’emploi. Il s’ensuit une spirale menant à la pauvreté, l’itinérance, l’exclusion sociale et l’isolation. De plus, le manque de disponibilité de soins appropriés au Québec oblige le vulnérable à aller chercher des soins médicaux en dehors de la province, à ses frais, malgré sa piètre situation financière. Bien qu’on n’ait pas identifié un mécanisme unique causant cette maladie complexe, et qu’il est peu…
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Letter to Prime Minister Jean Charest

Letter to Prime Minister Jean Charest
May 25, mind 2011 Monsieur Jean Charest Premier of Quebec Édifice Honoré-Mercier 835, for sale boul. René-Lévesque Est 3e étage Québec (Québec) G1A 1B4 Prime Minister Jean Charest, prescription We wish to draw your attention to a long-standing critical situation of neglect in Québec that requires your urgent attention. People in Québec, who have been suffering from a medical condition known as Environmental Sensitivities, do not have their basic human rights respected. They do not have access to physicians trained in Environmental Medicine nor do they receive appropriate care in hospitals or clinics. Social services do not take this disability into account leaving s vulnerable and without support in a time of need. Insurance companies do not cover required medical needs and requests for disability are routinely turned down. The onus of proof of harm is upon the who is too ill to defend him or herself properly. It is tragic that the few forward-thinking doctors, who adhere to the Hippocratic Oath and correctly diagnose and treat s suffering from this condition, are often investigated and persecuted because the condition is not officially recognized in Quebec. The diagnosis, however, is recognized in other Canadian provinces such as Ontario and Nova Scotia as well as other countries around the world such as Germany, Austria and Japan, in addition to having a diagnostic code with the World Health organization (WHO). According to Statistics Canada (2007) up to 3% of Canadians have reported a diagnosis of Environmental Sensitivities/Multiple Chemical Sensitivities from a medical…
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write to your MNA

write to your MNA
Dear members, friends and supporters of EHAQ, May 12 is a day to remember Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. It is the International Day for all three medical conditions and the entire month of May is Chemical Sensitivity month. As a means of education: I invite you to write to your Member of the National Assembly. Please use the letter below and amend it to your situation. Also, please send us a copy of your letter. You can find out how to reach your MNA at the following site: http://www.assnat.qc.ca/en/deputes/index.html If you need help to send this letter please contact us. Thank you. Mrs Rohini Peris President DRAFT LETTER MNA’s Name May is the International month of Awareness for three disabling illnesses: Environmental Sensitivities also known as Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (ES/MCS), Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (more commonly known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and Fibromyalgia (FM). I am one of the 300,000 Québécois struggling to survive due to the debilitating impact of these illnesses. These illnesses affect so many citizens that we are now the third largest disabling illness in Canada, second only to Diabetes and Heart/Stroke conditions. There are more Québécois impacted by these illnesses than many other better-known conditions which receive millions of dollars for research funding and community services: including Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer's and HIV/AIDS. You can visit the website for the Environmental Health Association of Québec (EHAQ) at www.aseq-ehaq.ca In spite of the number of people affected by these illnesses, there is still very…
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