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    Things that Caused My Multiple Chemical Sensitivities

    Years of high mold exposure I moved into my apartment in 2014. It was a perfect little one bedroom with a washer/dryer hookup and a dining nook that I later blocked off to become my son’s bedroom. Everything was wonderful for the first 2 years. Then I became depressed and filled with anxiety. My social life tanked and my memory got foggy. I started losing my hair and began getting panic attacks. I thought it was all due to being a single mom. I talked to my doctor’s but they couldn’t advise me what to do because they didn’t live with me. I was given pain killers to relieve my…

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    Tree Planting Volunteers Needed!

    Dear Neighborhood and Community Leaders & Urban Forester Volunteers — Thank you all for your help to make a difference for the environment by pledging to help plant up to 88 new street trees in the Ridgewood Triangle neighborhood in Long Beach!  Attached are the updated event flyer and volunteer waivers to bring with you on planting day. Ridgewood Triangle Neighborhood Tree Planting “Plant a Tree for the Holidays”  Saturday, December 21, 2019 9 a.m. – noon Meeting Location: 4681 Goldfield Avenue Long Beach, CA 90807 Up to 88 trees will be planted in the neighborhood bounded by: Del Amo Boulevard –- North San Antonio Drive –- South Cherry Avenue — East Orange Avenue -– West Ridgewood Triangle Neighborhood Association is committed to…

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    Discovering my Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

    When I found out about multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), it didn’t start with that. It all started with my suspicions of mold. I noticed that the food in my kitchen was going bad quickly and I thought maybe my body was allergic to mold. I called an inspector to check it out. It turned out that my house had a high level of mold but the inspectors would tell me that it didn’t seem high enough to make me as sick as I was. I was having symptoms of fibromyalgia and scoliosis. So, it turns out that it was not just the mold but also a gas leak in my…

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    The laundry detergent for multiple chemicals sensitivities

    For the longest time, I was going through different laundry detergents to relieve the pain I felt in my back from Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. I’ve used everything under the sun listed below. Arm & Hammer Gain Lysol sanitizer with laundry detergent Castile soap alone Baking soda alone Vinegar alone Vinegar and baking soda together Castille soap and vinegar Hemp bar soap alone Washing soda alone, Washing soda and baking soda with Castille bar soap grated into my own formula (following recipes for homemade laundry detergent). Unfortunately, nothing worked! I was beginning to feel like I was a freak. I thought about going out and buying organic cotton clothing because I…

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    How to Detox from mold

    When my health started to go south due to mold I decided to take things into my own hands. Unfortunately, my doctors didn’t know how to help me. They misdiagnosed me with scoliosis and began planning treatments for it. I just couldn’t accept it because my gut was telling me that they didn’t know what they were doing. I didn’t trust their judgment so I did some research online and found some answers for what I was suffering from. After doing my own research online I was able to understand more about the symptoms that I was experiencing and realized that I had CIRS or MCS. Self-diagnosing is frowned upon…

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    Is Mold Causing Your Health Problems?

    I’ve been healthy most of my life and mold was the last thing I thought would ever ruin my health. I was always on the slender side and enjoyed light exercise as well as vegetables more than meat. I never considered myself an unhealthy person. So I didn’t understand why at the age of 24 I was starting to feel my body giving out on me. I had been working a desk job for a couple of years and I had my son at 20 years old. So I attributed it to lack of exercise and stress from parenthood. However, even when I exercised it only seemed to make my…

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    Plastic Pollution

      Plastic Pollution Plastic is becoming a huge epidemic in our society today. It not only affect marine life but also people on a microscopic level. Plastic takes a significant amount of time to dissolve or decompose and usually end up in our seafood. We may think that the plastic we put in the recycling bin is going to the right places, but a lot of it gets blown into the streets and it becomes a domino effect. Street sweeping was intended to clean up our street but all it does is push the garbage around and into the sewers which end up in our oceans. Year after year during the…

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