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The following page is intended to provide those living with allergies and environmental sensitivities with resources to better understand and deal with their situation. These resources are not necessarily endorsed by the EHA Ontario. They serve as a starting point on your journey to improved health and daily living.
The Canadian federal government has recently established adverse effects reporting mechanisms for pesticides, perfumes and drugs and health products The EHA Ontario recommends that individuals who've suffered from adverse effects report them immediately by clicking on the links above and filling out the necessary information.
By November 2006, the outer label of cosmetic products sold in Canada will have to list all the ingredients in the product. For more information, please click here
The City of Ottawa has set up a registry to notify people with environmental sensitivities of adulticiding (use of pesticides) for West Nile Virus near their homes. For more information, please click here.
The 2008/09 personal tax guide, published by the Certified General Accountants of Ontario, provides insight into the eligibility of the disability tax credit for those afflicted with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Click here to view the document. The actual disability tax credit form from the Canada Revenue Agency can be downloaded by clicking here.
Another helpful article entitled "Facing the Challenges of Qualifying for Disability Tax Credits" can be downloaded by clicking here.
How To Get Your Lawn and Garden Off Drugs
After being very difficult to get for many years Carole Rubin's classic ecological lawn care book is now available again. It is the original version, no changes were made because the author felt that none were necessary.
The Landscaping Revolution: Garden with Mother Nature, Not Against Her
by Andy Wasowski & Sally Wasowsky; Hardcover; 176 pages;
Published by Contemporary; ISBN 0809226650
This is a gardening book for people who don't believe chemicals are the best way to coax vibrant life out of plants. Sprinklers and lawnmowers are the best maintainers of a lush, healthy lawn. There's a green revolution out there, one ensuring you get the backyard of your dreams - without breaking your back! Taking an environmentally friendly approach, Andy and Sally Wasowski show the key to successful gardening is to work with nature, not against it. You can take advantage of your climate, its indigenous plants and easy-to-maintain garden designs with The Landscaping Revolution, a step-by-step guide fleshed out by antique gardening ads and illustrations.
For more information, please visit the website: http://www.ehaontario.ca/first-nations/
Loan Duration Period: Maximum of 1 month (Membership Card Required)
To request/reserve audio/visual materials, or for an appointment to visit the library, please call:
Please call ahead to request A/V items and they will be made available for sign-out and pick-up at the EHA Ontario's Ottawa office. A/V materials may also be borrowed by mail. (The postage is paid by the borrower.)
In addition to the EHA's Ottawa branch libary, there is of course the Ottawa Public Library.
Wild game meat orders are handled by EHA Ontario for Ottawa area members. Availability of meats is on a seasonal basis. For further information, please phone our helpline at (613) 860-2342.
Members of EHA Ontario may access multimedia presentations of some of our events by clicking here.
Mold is known to cause severe health problems. The New York City Health Department has prepared a helpful document which outlines adverse health effects of mold and how to go about testing for it and removing it in indoor environments. Due to copyright, we can't post it here, but it can be viewed at their site by clicking here (if you're prompted to register to view the document, just exit the registration window by pressing the X at the top right of the registration screen--you can then view the document underneath).
Additionally, the OEHC website has info on mold and is located by clicking here.
Safe Housing Ottawa (Chemical Free Housing building in Ottawa)
The January 2008 Source Book is now available.
The EHA Ontario's Source Book contains a list of available suppliers and services, primarily in the Ottawa area, who offer helpful alternatives to people with environmental sensitivities and allergies. Following is a list of the supplier categories you can expect to find in this valuable reference resource book:
Source Book Cost: Members $10.00 & Non-Members $12.00 (Add $2 for mailing.)
To order, please click here: Source Book Order Form and then mail it to:
If charitable receipts are needed for donations, your cheque or money order must be made out to the EHA Ontario. As a branch organization under our national, registered charitable organization, the Human Ecology Foundation of Canada, receipts can be issued to donors for tax purposes.
Canadian Registration Charity No. 132737099 RR0001
The EHA Ontario Source Book will be mailed when payment has been received.
*The Source Book, published by the Environmental Health Association (EHA Ontario), is for people with Environmental Sensitivities, Allergies, Asthma, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Attention Deficit Disorder, as well as health conscious people. It is not intended to be all-inclusive, but to provide introductory guidance for people.
Video on Environmental Sensitivities: To view the video, please click here.
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