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The Great Leap Sideways

Thilde Jensen's exhibition, 'The Visible Edge of an Invisible Trauma', shown over at The Great Leap … [Continue Reading]

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Prozac Nation: for dogs

Never in my life did I expect to be taking my dog to see a Psychologist. It just seemed too … [Continue Reading]

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Greenpeace: Plant Breeding without Engineering

Plant breeding without genetic engineering. Cause it's a thing, yeh? … [Continue Reading]

Ordered Eating, Sublingual Testing, and Traffic Fumes

Last Thursday week (of JANUARY this year!), I went to see my treating Immunologist and Allergist, Dr … [Continue Reading]

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What it’s Like to Wear a Mask, Part II (9.2 years later)

There are some people who need to wear a mask over their face to help them try to avoid symptoms … [Continue Reading]

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The Toxic Classroom

In the article, The Toxic Classroom, by Dr Ann McCampbell, about how to create a healthy learning … [Continue Reading]

Toxic Schools

Woman Quits School Due to Chemical Sensitivities

Kathryn Treat over at allergictolifemybattle has bought this newspaper article to my attention. It's … [Continue Reading]

Kirsty Ashman's allergies to dust, grass, pollens, animals and mold made life at college nearly impossible for the 22-year-old student. After dropping out of two universities, she must continue her studies from home.

Eco Health Solutions: Change Your Life Radio Introduction

Lucinda Curran, of Eco health Solutions has started a talk back radio show all about environmental … [Continue Reading]

Lucinda Curran: Eco Health Solutions

My Speech on Housing and MCS

  Hey peeps, This is one of the things that kept me busy over the month of November, … [Continue Reading]

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The Labyrinth’s, 2013, Annual Report

Click here for The Labyrinth's Annual Report … [Continue Reading]

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Featured Books

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Allergic to Life: My Battle for Survival, Courage, and Hope

Allergic to Life: My Battle for Survival, Courage, and Hope by Kathryn Chastain Treat My rating: 5 of 5 stars Not only is Allergic to Life: My Battle for Survival, Courage, and Hope a wonderful resource and reference … [Read More...]

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How to Hold a Fragrance Free Birthday Party (Part II)

How to Hold a Fragrance Free Birthday Party (Part I) Whew! Am I glad that's out of the way (by 11 months now!). And I can't believe it's nearly time for the next one; I sure hope it's a quiet one. Kid's 18th and 21st … [Read More...]

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Choose Friendships Over Fragrances

Often, asking someone to forgo using his or her fragrance products (such as perfume, aftershave, washing powder, or hairspray) can be awkward. You just don't know how that person will react. I've had all sorts of responses, from kind acceptance of my request, to utter outrage—stemming from their … [Read more]

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Organic Bras

The fabric used in the manufacture of organic bras is made up of non-toxic materials; usually it’s cotton or hemp. The elastic can be a problem for some people because it has petrochemicals in either the rubber (or spandex) of it. For others it is hardly noticeable, if at all. And for most people it goes away after a few washes (oh, all right, a lot of washes for the severely … [Read More]

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What it’s Like to Wear a Mask, Part II (9.2 years later)

There are some people who need to wear a mask over their face to help them try to avoid symptoms bought on by breathing in allergens they are allergic to. There are other people who do the same because they have become sensitised to some/or all of the chemical ingredients in fragrances. And, more controversially so, there are people who wear one because they have become … [Read More...]

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The Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen

Source: theage.com.au via The-Labyrinth on Pinterest   Is eating organic foods better for you than eating conventional? That's what 16 year-old science student, Ria Chhabra, asked herself when she decided to find out if eating organic really was more beneficial to our health. How did she do this? She used fruit flies, which have 75% of the genes that cause disease … [Read More...]

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