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Allergy and Environmental Health Association

by Allergy Guy

The Allergy and Environmental Health Association (AEHA) is an Ottawa-based volunteer, non-profit, self-help organization for persons with chemical and environmental sensitivities and allergies. AEHA-Ottawa provides support and information to its members with environmental sensitivities and strives to raise awareness within the medical community, educational institutions and the general public to prevent further cases of environmental sensitivity from occurring. The public recognition that results will help people in need to obtain the resources necessary to access safe food, water, housing and treatment in order to regain their health.

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1 Kathleen Mannion January 24, 2014 at 10:00

Do people with environmental sensitivities have any recourse with the Ontario and Canadian government as to the right to a safe working environment? I am a secondary school teacher who fights to have colleagues respect the ban on wearing perfumed products in the school. I would like to work however that privilege is becoming more difficult on a daily basis.
Any ideas?


2 Allergy Guy February 7, 2014 at 22:05

I’m not an expert on that but it does sound interesting.
My first thought is that you try to get help from your union. Also, the Ontario and Federal Government have some sort of general help phone numbers, you could call and find out who you should talk to.
Please do share any information you discover!


3 K mannion February 9, 2014 at 11:02

The situation has become untenable of late. I am going to have to involve my union to see whether my right to breathe is covered by the collective agreement. I will keep you posted.


4 Diane Poulton July 29, 2012 at 08:54

I am trying to find a volunteer organization in Ottawa to lobby city hall to ban perfumes particularly in senior centers. I am tired of being forced out of programs due to inconsiderate people who insist on polluting the air. I am not satisfied with “so-called” solutions presented by directors of senior centers where they seem to be more concerned with not offending the perfume wearers.


5 Allergy Guy August 3, 2012 at 22:24

I’m not aware of one, but if you find one or found one, let me know and I’ll post an article about it.


6 Brenda Cayley September 25, 2010 at 15:22

Looking for help:

I just installed a new vanity. I had it made so that it wouldn’t have particle board which I specified when requesting it. I have chemical sensitivities and rarely buy something new. The vanity has particle board, perhaps it’s the stain on the wood too, and definitely gives off a strong odour. What can I do to resolve this problem?

Thanks, Brenda


7 Allergy Guy September 25, 2010 at 18:05

I can’t give you a lot of information on this Brenda.

It may release the chemicals over time and be OK for you, in which case you’d have to store it somewhere to off-gas. Hardly convenient, although if the problem is coming from the coating, it may not take all that long to off-gas.

It may be possible to have it coated with some sort of finishing inside and out, that seals the chemicals in. This has the danger of slow off-gassing that you won’t really notice, but may still affect your health.

If you find a better solution, it would be great if you could come back and leave a post about it.

Good luck with it


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