Documents from the Ontario Centre of Excellence in Environmental Health (OCEEH) PROJECT

OCEEH ‘In a Nutshell’ Three-page summary of the OCEEH project, Interim Steering Committee, 2013.


Recognition, inclusion and equity: Solutions for people living in Ontario with ES/MCS, ME/CFS and FM – The Business Case Proposal, Steering Committee of the OCEEH Business Case project, November 2013.

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Recognition, inclusion and equity – The time is now: Perspectives of Ontarians living with ES/MCS, ME/CFS and FM, Varda Burstyn and MEAO, 2013. Report addressing current state (survey of patients’ experience, needs, gaps in services); special analysis of women’s, children’s, stigmatization issues; in-depth exploration of model of care and delivery; in-depth discussion of issues in barrier removal across government and the public sector.

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The Quantitative Data, Erika Halapy, Epidemiologist, with Margaret Parlor, Statistical Analyst and President, ME/FM National Action Network, 2013. Submitted to support this business case, a first-ever compilation and analysis of statistical findings in Canada and Ontario with respect to our three groups.

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Chronic, Complex Conditions: Academic and Clinical Perspectives, John Molot, MD, FRCFP, 2013. The clinical appendix to the business case package, this document presents current thinking by physicians and researchers, and recommendations for clinical services.

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New report
Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Redefining an Illness, Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, February 10, 2015.

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Early Exposures to Hazardous Chemicals/Pollution and Associations with Chronic Disease: A Scoping Review. A report from the Canadian Environmental Law Association, the Ontario College of Family Physicians and the Environmental Health Institute of Canada. Cooper K, Marshall L, Vanderlinden L, and Ursitti F (2011).

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Functional Impairment in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity M. Ruth Lavergne, MSc.; Donald C. Cole, MD, MSc., FRCPC; Kathleen Kerr, MD, Dip Env Health; Lynn Marshall, MD, FAAEM, FRSM. Canadian Family Physician, Feb. 2010.

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The Medical Perspective on Environmental Sensitivities, Margaret Sears, M. Eng., Ph.D., 2007. Report prepared for the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

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Accommodation for Environmental Sensitivities: Legal Perspective, Cara Wilkie and David Baker, 2007. Report prepared for the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

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And in Addition

American Academy of Environmental Medicine
– Resources:

– Education

An excellent study of home cleaning products and their toxicity, from Environmental Defence: The Dirty Truth.

And from Spain: Platform for those living with Central Sensitivity Syndromes