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

Transitioning to Organic Foods for the New Year

As January 1st creeps closer, New Year’s resolutions become a recurring thought in everyone’s mind. The arrival of the New Year has the ability to make most people look back at their year and contemplate what made them happy, what took up too much space and time, what was beneficial, and what could have been improved. In doing so, you […]

A New Trend for Gift-Giving for the Holidays!

The holiday season is here once again. This is a time where you gather with your loved ones, or – as we are in the middle of a pandemic – we can gather instead with those we live with. Despite who we celebrate with, we endeavour to show our love and gratitude of having them in our lives, and the […]

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 […]

Recipes and Recommendations that will Improve your Oral Hygiene

Do you want to change over to a healthier, sustainable lifestyle but you don’t know where to start? Rather than wait until you develop a reaction to certain chemicals and ingredients found in commonly used commercial dental products, here are some tips on how to implement a healthier and more natural lifestyle right now. One way to start living healthier […]

Artistic Sources for Learning About Environmental Sensitivities

Environmental sensitivities are reactions that are triggered by factors within our environment, such as food, chemicals, radiation and biological agents. The ASEQ-EHAQ website provides careful detail on this topic, as well as information about the symptoms and causes of environmental sensitivities. If you are interested in learning more about this issue, this website would be the perfect place to start. […]