About 5% of Ontarians, more than 568,000 people over the age of 12, suffer from ES/MCS (environmental sensitivities/multiple chemical sensitivity), ME/CFS (myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome) and FM (fibromyalgia). These already large numbers, which represent only those who have been diagnosed with these conditions, are on the rise.
An unknown but significant number of children are also affected.
Though medical research is providing ever-greater insight, at present Ontario lags significantly behind several jurisdictions in its capacity to help people living with these often painful and debilitating conditions. Our major community consultation found only a ‘void in care with a few tiny islands of support.’
This site is dedicated to raising awareness about these conditions and advocating for the creation of a leading edge, patient-centred health care delivery system for people with these chronic, complex environmentally-associated conditions.
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