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CHEMICAL INJURY INFORMATION

Key Treatment Of Chemical Injury - Avoidance

 

Chemical Injury is a health condition that also known by other names, by different affected individuals and their doctors. It is also called Chemical Intolerance (CI), Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), Environmental Sensitivity (ES) and Environmental Illness (EI).

 

Chemical Injury (CI) is is an acquired health condition, and its key treatment is avoidance of further exposures to toxic chemicals. Yet this is very difficult to achieve as we live in a very polluted world, with much of society viewing toxic chemical exposures as just a normal part of daily life.

 

However, restrictions that were put in place in Canada to control the Covid 19 pandemic provided the opportunity for some chemically injured individuals to achieve the degree of avoidance that their body needed. Many industries were ordered to stop work; and there was very little traffic on the roads as many people began working from home. These restrictions caused the air pollution levels to drop significantly.

 

Typically, the number of people in Canada who have Chemical Injury grows every year. However, the significant drop in air pollution during the pandemic restrictions resulted in the number of people in Canada with Chemical Injury dramatically dropping by more than half from 2020 to 2022. The latest data from Statistics Canada reveals that many people with Chemical Injury were able to completely recover their health. These would be people who probably were mildly affected or slightly moderately affected. The very fact that their health completely recovered verifies that the key treatment for Chemical Injury is avoidance of further exposure to toxic chemicals.

 

Below are two charts showing both the growth and then the sudden drop in the prevalence data for Chemical Injury. This was true for all of Canada, as well as for every province in Canada. The information in the charts is from Statistics Canada for the years 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2020, and 2022. (Statistics Canada still uses the term Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS).)

 

The first chart is for all of Canada and you can see that in 2020 there were 1,130,800 people in Canada, aged 12 and older, with Chemical Injury, which was 3.5 % of the population. Then in 2022, there was a dramatic drop to 563,000 people, aged 12 and older, with Chemical Injury, which was 1.7 % of the population.

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The second chart is for Ontario and you can see that in 2020 there were 419,000 people in Ontario, aged 12 and older, with Chemical Injury, which was 3.3 % of the population. Then in 2022, there was a dramatic drop to 194,500 people, aged 12 and older, with Chemical Injury, which was 1.5 % of the population.

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