Pollution is pushing us along a continuum leading us to the emergence of more cases of chronic disease. According to Statistics Canada (2007) up to three per cent of Canadians have reported a diagnosis of environmental sensitivities/multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS). The Canadian Community Health Survey of 2010, found that around 180,000 Quebecers reported MCS when asked about ‘long term health conditions that have lasted or are expected to last six months or more and that have been diagnosed by a health professional’. Dr. John Molot, Director of the Environmental Health Clinic, Toronto’s Women’s College Hospital, will explain why and how toxic exposures are influencing our health and discuss some protective measures that can be taken.
May 12, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Robert Palmer Howard Amphitheater; McIntyre Medical Building (3655 Drummond Street). For more information, go here.