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

Members’ testimonies

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Manon Gagnon, Victoriaville

ASEQ was a great help to me after my diagnosis of multiple chemical sensitivity. The advice and support I received allowed me to return to my job by getting accommodations in the workplace. Without ASEQ’s help, this would not have been possible. I am extremely grateful to the Association.

Sylvie Hachée, Laurentians

What are the impacts of environmental sensitivities on my life?

I lost my social life. I can’t go to the restaurant, I can’t travel, I can’t go to the hairdresser and I can’t invite my friends or family over. The words « I can’t » are all my life now. I must refuse invitations; I must refuse to be approached by anyone… It’s a psychological torture. I have to avoid all non-essential trips and travels, because otherwise, I will suffer the impacts the following days. It is a life sentence of avoidance and isolation.

ASEQ-EHAQ has helped me by:

  • Referring a doctor
  • Organizing information workshops
  • Always being available to help me
Josy Ida Schwartz

Josy Ida Schwartz

My life changed in December 2019 following multiple allergic reactions to various chemicals (fragrances and perfumes, certain plastics and metals, inks, medicines, food, etc.). I had never heard of this type of problem. I became very anxious because the management of allergic reactions is often difficult. I try to find ways to relax and I consult professionals who help me. I am well surrounded by my spouse and my friends. I discovered ASEQ through one of its members. Suddenly, I felt less isolated with my new condition. I learned about their excellent work (literature, advice, healthy housing projects, workshops, petition, etc.). I know ASEQ is always listening and providing good advice! ”

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