L'Association pour la santé environnementale du Québec / Environmental Health Association of Québec

Mechanisms of the impact of pollution on brain function

Neurodevelopment, neurodegeneration and chemical sensitization WATCH THE VIDEO OF THE PRESENTATION, CLICK HERE The brain is especially vulnerable to damage from exposures to airborne chemicals. This includes deficits in brain development in young children, neurodegeneration in adults, and sensitization in susceptible individuals. Everyone is exposed to numerous chemical pollutants every day. Some accumulate and most of us have a myriad […]

Hair Products and Recipes to Use That You Will Not Regret

Hair can be considered a medium where humans exert their creativity to create an outcome that conveys their identity. It is your choice if you decide to enhance your natural waves, tame the frizzes, dye it a different color, chop inches off, or let it grow down past your shoulders and even your waist. We all have a different way […]

What Are Environmental Sensitivities?

Environmental sensitivities (ES) are a range of reactions to environmental factors including chemicals, foods, biological agents and electromagnetic radiation, at levels of exposure tolerated by many people. It includes a range of overlapping chronic conditions such as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) also known as environmental sensitivity/multiple chemical sensitivity (ES/MCS) This condition is recognized as a disability by the Canadian Human […]

How The Environment Affects Your Health

It is no secret that our air is polluted, certain foods contain pesticides and that a large amount of plastics end up in the oceans and eventually inside of many marine animals. We often hear about how waste and pollution harms nature, but how exactly does that affect you? The Dangers of Indoor Air We may think that our homes […]

4 Ways To Reduce Your Exposure To Chemicals

We spend 90% of our time indoors. The USA Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that indoor air can be 10 times or more polluted than outdoor air. Long-term exposures to chemicals may cause a variety of health risks. The impact of living with a cocktail of chemicals found in household air and dust is now scientifically proven to be harmful […]