YESTERDAY IT CAME TO MY ATTENTION AGAIN THAT THE WORLD VIEW TOWARDS ENVIRONMENTAL ILLNESS IS THAT IT IS: 1. A PSYCHOLOGICAL IMBALANCE, 2. A SPIRITUAL DISORDER, 3. SOMETHING CURABLE BY A PILL AND THE SUFFERER HAS NOT TRIED TO HEAL THEMSELVES, 4. GETTING INTERNET SUPPORT OR INFORMATION IS RIDICULOUS AND IRRESPONSIBLE.
This attitude is an assault on the lives of the poor people suffering with this syndrome.
LET ME REPEAT MYSELF: the lives of many of these people are ruined. They live in isolation, abnormal circumstances to protect themselves from toxins, know grief, anxiety, financial destitution, no support system, MANY COMMIT SUICIDE, and some heal themselves. On line they seemingly swing from one emotional state to another, only in hope and despair. Imagine having to get rid of all your beloved things 5 times for they were too toxic. Imagine going from place to place only to get sick. My guess is that I have inhabited close to 50 places in the last twenty years as I got sicker and sicker. I had close to $250,000 in medical debt in and out of major teaching hospitals, with no answer. Imagine what grief and sadness this does to your sense of self. Those that criticize are cheap. Imagine having no money and there is no safety net, no place to land, no place to heal. Shame.
To be so insensitive and cruel and indifferent is an abomination. Yet, I will take the higher ground and offer forgiveness for the ignorance and lack of depth. Most people that do not have this particular set of symptoms do not understand. However, disease rates are staggering and new diseases are on a marked increase all due to toxicity. For those that need science, there is ample science. For those in the medical field who refuse to understand this have a world view that humans somehow are not affected by toxicity even though nature is.
This is the last time I will say anything like this on line for it is depressing and boring. But below are disease rate statistics and organizations that are "fighting" for our rights.
Here are notes from a lecture I gave recently:
CURRENT STATISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES:
One in two men will get cancer. One in three women will get cancer. In 1900, 1 in 8,000 people had cancer.
One in two children will have a chronic illness.
13% of the population has environmental illness.
1 in 10 children has asthma, up by 4.3 million in 8 years.
Children are born with 30,000 to 50,000 chemicals in them.
1 in 45 boys will get autism, 1 in 68 children overall.
80,000 unregulated chemicals are used every year.
1 in 3 adults will have Alzheimer’s. This is up 500% in the past 20 years.
1 in 5 children has allergies.
1 in 7 children are obese.
1 in 10 children has ADHD.
1 in 30 has a mood disorder.
1 in 10 has impaired motor function.
Breast milk is filled with pesticides and plastics.
Toxic chemicals are destroying the gut, organs, brain function, and hormones.
Heavy metals used as additives in petrochemicals are found in children.
Mercury is found in children and it causes developmental disorders.
Personal and home care products contain carcinogens, allergens and endocrine disruptors.
In the US, 2 million tons of pesticides are used annually, killing farm workers.
Eco-systems are collapsing. Species are vanishing in huge numbers.
GMO seeds contain fungicides, pesticides, herbicides, formaldehyde.
Heavy metals in the sprayed in the air from planes (geoengineering) poison all life.
Plastics are toxic.
There are toxic chemicals in all things: air, water, soil, food, clothing, household goods, buildings, electronics, pollution, and so on.
There are toxic chemicals in us all and in nature destroying life.
Modern diseases and diseases on the increase: ADD, ADHD, allergies, gluten intolerance, sinus infections, immune disorders, intestinal diseases, diabetes, IBS, fibromyalgia, COPD.
I have Environmental Illness. Poisoned by an overdose of toxic chemicals. It is estimated 35 million people have environmental illness. 60% are homeless because buildings make them sick.
Many people with environmental illness experience rejection, blame, abandonment, ridicule, anger, and even assault. Many EI's lack access to medical care, food and housing due to their environmental intolerance. Many live in the desert alone and unable to go near other people.
A few of the organizations working to stop this assault:
Alaska Community Action on Toxics
Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Mom
Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow
Alliance for Toxic Free Fire safety
American Environmental Health Foundation
Breast Cancer Fund
Bye Bye Blue skies
Campaign for Healthier Solutions
Campaign for Safer Cosmetics
Center for Environmental Health
Center for Health, Environment and Justice
Chemical Safety Work Group
Clean and Healthy New York
Clean New York
Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Connecticut
Community Legal Environmental Defense Fund
Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice
Consumers for Safe Phones
Contaminated Without Consent, the movie
Deep Green Resistance
Earth Baby and Angel Mama
Earth Law Center
Environmental Health Perspectives
Environmental Health Trust
Environmental Justice for All
Environmental Working Group
Fluoride Action Network
Clean Living Connection
Healthy Child Healthy World
Holistic Moms network
IPEN A Toxics Free Future
Is it in Us
Making Our Milk Safe
Millions Against Monsanto
Moldy, the movie
Moms Clean Air force
My Chemical Free House
Non GMO Project
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Reviews of the late Rosalie Bertell’s work
Safer Chemicals Healthy Families
Smart on Pesticides Maryland
Stink, the movie
The Auto-Immune Epidemic
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
The Endocrine Disruption Exchange
The Environmental Health Fund
The Environmental Justice and Health Alliance for Chemical Policy reform
The Food Babe
The Human Experiment, the movie
Toxic Hot Seat, the movie
Toxxies, the movie
Unacceptable Levels, the movie
Unconventional Grey, the movie
Washington Toxics Coalition
Why in the World are They Spraying
Women for a Healthy Environment
Women’s Voices for the Earth
Someday I hope to heal and someday I hope to design and live in sanctuaries for all life and a higher form of living, one of joy, abundance, love and gratitude- that includes nature for nature is dying.
No one should ever be alone and abandoned when sick. We are here in this world to nourish all life, not destroy it.