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Category: The EI Exposure Management Guide

School Exposure Management

3 months ago

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10 total views, 1 views today   People with chemical sensitivity and related conditions(e.g. migraines, vasomotor rhinitis) who have symptoms that can triggered by chemicals and fragrance exposures have the legal right to some disability accommodations at schools and other educational facilities. Many schools and other educational facilities are now providing fragrance and scent free spaces, but…

Dieting Warning

3 months ago

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14 total views, 1 views today   Chemicals are stored in body fat. When the fat is “broken down” with dieting (it enters the blood before being “burned” as energy), the chemicals stored there also enter the blood. People with toxic injury can often experience increased symptoms with dieting.  Particularly if also experiencing fatty liver or porphyria…

Pest Control Warning

3 months ago

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22 total views, 1 views today IT IS BEST NOT USE OR ALLOW THE USE OF ANY PETROCHEMICAL  PESTICIDES IN YOUR HOME. Most commercially available pesticides contain petrochemicals and substances, which can be toxic to the brain and nervous system. Most pesticide spraying applications leave a toxic residue that remains for weeks or months, gradually giving off…

Reducing exposures in your home

4 months ago

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16 total views, 1 views today         Your home is meant to be your safe haven. Unfortunately it can be a place that can also make you sick.  Your home needs to free of mold and low in indoor air pollutants. It also needs to be free of “noxious stimuli” and low in “aggravating…

Carers Tips

4 months ago

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27 total views, 1 views today People with EI often require some home care and help with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). This often falls on family and friends, who are not always sure what is the best way to provide help and support. Carers need to be aware that the products they wear and use may…

 Controlling Exposures In Your Medical Care and Medications

4 months ago

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16 total views, 1 views today   Medicine sensitivity is common to people with toxic injury, chronic fatigue and chemical sensitivity. They need to be chosen carefully and started on low dose to test for tolerance, as recommended by the CDC for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. People with toxic injury often have multiple impairments to the Cytochrome P45O liver…

Food Cooking and Storage

4 months ago

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29 total views, 1 views today Food Cooking It is best to keep meal preparation simple, cooking in non toxic cookware like glass, PFOA free non stick cook ware, or very good quality stainless steel.  Cheap and scratched stainless steel should be discarded as it can leach nickel into food. Cook with electricity rather than gas if…

Minimising Food Toxicant Exposures & Intolerance Reactions

4 months ago

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42 total views, 1 views today Pesticides used in agriculture can be a concern. While preventative measures are taken to minimise exposure to pesticides and keep exposures to harmless levels. Sometimes foods do contain higher levels of pesticides.  This may be more prevalent in imported food and also in the Dirty Dozen (EWG.org – USA relevance). As…

Cleaning and Dust Removal

4 months ago

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38 total views, no views today     Living in a clean home that is low in dust, mold and germs is one of the healthy home principles. There 7 principals. These are discussed at https://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/indoors/healthy_homes/seven_principles.htm and other resources. A healthy home can improve health and reduce symptoms related to a number of health conditions including EI.…

Reading Material

4 months ago

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20 total views, no views today   Books and other paper reading material can quickly become a haven for dust and mold spores. The materials and ink can be aggravating to those with high chemical sensitivity.  For reading you may find an e-reader or reading on line a better alternative. Some people find placing material inside…