Dr. Philip J. Landrigan, M.D., M.Sc., FAAP is a pediatrician and epidemiologist. He’s been a member of the faculty of Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York since 1985 and served as Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine since from 1995 to 2015. He was named Dean for Global Health in 2010. He’s known for his many decades of work in protecting children against environmental threats to health. His research combines the tools of epidemiology with biological markers derived from clinical and laboratory medicine. Dr. Landrigan is deeply committed to translating research into strategies for health protection and disease prevention.
Dr. Anne C. Steinemann, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized expert on pollutant exposures and associated health effects, including topics of indoor air quality, consumer product testing and evaluation, exposure assessment, and healthy homes and communities. She is currently Professor of Civil Engineering, and Chair of Sustainable Cities, at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Steinemann received her Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University. Dr. Steinemann likes to receive feedback from the public. She also can be contacted http://www.drsteinemann.com/contact.html if you would like to be on her mailing list.
Dr. Claudia S. Miller, M.D., M.S. is an allergist and immunologist, and tenured professor at the University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio, Texas. She researches the underlying environmental causes of disease and teaches the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of environmentally-induced or exacerbated illnesses. Her work led to the development of the most widely used screening instrument for chemical intolerance, the QEESI, and revealed a new disease process called Toxicant-induced Loss of Tolerance, or TILT. Although she trained in allergy/immunology and internal medicine, she now devotes her time to research and education and no longer sees patients.
Dr. Paula Baillie-Hamilton, M.D. is an Oxford-educated medical doctor and mother of four who lives in the small town of Callendar, Scotland. In 2002 she published an article in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine about endocrine-disrupting chemicals and the possibility they may be contributing to the worldwide obesity epidemic. She then published two books on the subject. On TV, radio and in print, Baillie-Hamilton continues to warn people of the dangers of synthetic chemicals
Dr. Doris Rapp, M.D., FAAA, FAAP is a retired board-certified environmental medical specialist and pediatric allergist. She is also a homeopath. She served as Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the State University of New York at Buffalo until January 1996. Dr. Rapp is a past President of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine. She practiced traditional allergy medicine for 18 years. After learning about environmental medicine in 1975, Dr. Rapp began to incorporate the principles of environmental medicine into her pediatric allergy practice.
Dr. Sherry A. Rogers, M.D., ABEM, ABFP, FACN, FACAAI is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice and the American Board of Environmental Medicine, is a Fellow of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. She has been in solo private practice in environmental medicine for 38 years in Syracuse, NY where she sees patients from all over the world. She has taught over 100 physician courses in 6 countries including lectures at Oxford and 4 major international IAQ symposia, published over a dozen books including the landmark book Detoxify Or Die, 20 scientific papers, textbook chapters, was environmental medicine editor for Internal Medicine World Report, has a referenced newsletter for 19 years, a non–patient phone consulting service, a lecture service, is the guest on over 100 radio shows a year, and more. Dr. Rogers can be contacted for phone consultations. https://prestigepublishing.com/pages/phone-consultation.
Books & Publications
Children and Environmental Toxins: what everyone needs to know by Dr. Philip J. Landrigan. 2018
TILT (Toxicant Induced Loss of Tolerance: A New Class of Diseases by Dr. Claudia Miller, M.D., MS. 2013
Toxic Overload, by Dr. Paula Baillie-Hamilton 2005.
Our Toxic World: A Wakeup Call by Dr. Doris Rapp. 2004
Tired or Toxic by Dr. Sherry Rogers. 1990.
Associations & Groups
California Air Resources Board – Fact Sheets on air quality related topics
Cleaner Indoor Air Campaign – Resources for environmental illness and MCS
Environmental Health Association of Nova Scotia
Invisible Disabilities Association
Fragrance Free Friends – Resources for MCS
Articles and Reports
Air Pollution and Heart Disease, Stroke.
The Costs of Pollution in Canada
California Air Resources Board – potentially harmful ‘air purifiers’
Ten Questions About Air Fresheners
Chemicals in Fragranced Products
Health Effects of Scented Products
Lancet Commission: Air Pollution and Early Death
Air Pollution and Premature Death
BC State of the Air Report 2016
Healthy Housing Practical Tips
Coach’s Favourite Products
Everyone’s sensitivities are different. For the Clean Air Coach, these work great.
Skin Care: Pure Anada Gentle Cleanser; Pure Anada Purify Toner; Pure Anada Smooth & Conceal Liquid Foundation.
Body Soap: Dr. Bronner’s Citrus bar soap.
Shampoo: Ferlow Botanicals Calendula Shampoo; Curelle Hydra Shampoo.
Hair Control: Curelle Treslite conditioner.
Bath Water: baking soda and epsom salts or Dead Sea salt.
Deodorant: baking soda.
Laundry: ‘free and clear’– for example, Nature Clean or Seventh Generation. Add baking soda or vinegar to wash water to remove fragrances that have been absorbed by your clothing. If the perfume still lingers, add baking soda to the final rinse. Hanging clothes outside in fresh air can also help.
Cleaning: baking soda; vinegar; free and clear dish soap; Shaklee Scour Off (does have a mild fragrance); Nature Clean Oxygen Bleach (hydrogen peroxide from plants and minerals – non chlorinated).
Dish Soap: Nature Clean Mandarin “98% natural dish soap”; ‘free and clear’ such as Seventh Generation, Nature Clean, or GreenWorks.
Essential Oils: “Marquis Remedy” by Salt Spring Naturals – combination of clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary (also known as “Thieves Oil’). Newco Frankincense Oil. Activation Products Amaranth Oil.