WHO Says We Need Fresh Air?!

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Nuit Blanche, Winnipeg,       nuitblanchewinnipeg.ca/


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Is a series of quotes, projected by Marie LeBlanc, Winnipeg artist and Photographer, onto cobblestone at The Forks.

The quotes are from people with Environmental Illness or Sensitivities, allergies, and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS).

The project is dedicated to friends Eliana, Lauren and Nancy, who have passed away.

These “Endangered Humans” struggle to survive, often without adequate housing and medical coverage, or even “fresh air” for their mere survival.

Marie would like to thank her friends and those similarly afflicted who contributed to this project.

She will be there from 8:30PM to Midnight (12:00AM) Saturday September 30, at the Oodena Celebration Circle at The Forks, during Nuit Blanche during Culture Days. (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada).

There is an event prior to the “WHO Says We Need Fresh Air?!”

Marie will begin at 8:30PM, or as soon as it ends.

Thank you. And, pass it on…

“WHO Says We Need Fresh Air?!” Facebook Event Page

Hosted by Marie LeBlanc Artist/Street Photographer Winnipeg



W.H.O. - The World Health Organization

“The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health.

It was established on 7 April 1948, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO is a member of the United Nations Development Group.

Its predecessor, the Health Organization, was an agency of the League of Nations.”

[From Wikipedia Page]


  •     Air pollution is a major environmental risk to health. By reducing air pollution levels, countries can reduce the burden of disease from stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, and both chronic and acute respiratory diseases, including asthma.
  •     The lower the levels of air pollution, the better the cardiovascular and respiratory health of the population will be, both long- and short-term.
  •     The "WHO Air quality guidelines" provide an assessment of health effects of air pollution and thresholds for health-harmful pollution levels.
  •     In 2014, 92% of the world population was living in places where the WHO air quality guidelines levels were not met.
  •     Ambient (outdoor air pollution) in both cities and rural areas was estimated to cause 3 million premature deaths worldwide in 2012.

From, WHO, Fact Sheet


Writing on the Wall

Writing on the Wall by Can-Cat



A healthy place to live is often difficult for someone to find or afford, especially with disabilities.

I’ve had trouble finding and affording a healthy place to live, myself.

As my Grandma Jones often said, “Everyone has to be somewhere.”


Listening to:

Lights - Giants (Official Music Video)

Kate Bush - Breathing - Official Music Video



Amelia Hill, the ‘Bubble Girl’, from Australia, has been building a small house, to accommodate her disabilities and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities MCS, chronicled at Heal Amelia's Life.

Amelia’s friends and family have started a fundraising page to help cover additional medical procedures, to try and improve her condition, GoFundMe: AmazingAmeliaHill


Marie LeBlanc, a photographer from Winnipeg, who has documented her struggles with disabilities and MCS has been without a place to live; and, has started crowdfunding for a caravan or tiny house to live and work from, at EndangeredHumanYouCaring.


Dakota Access pipeline has first leak before it's fully operational


StopSiteC.org –BC Hydro Dam goes ahead despite opposition and legal battles

StopSiteCDam- Wilderness Committee

DeSmogCanada- 40 year old Site C Project no longer makes economic sense, let alone the ecological impact and destruction of farmland, homes, and wildlife habitat.


See Also:

Dr. John Molot, “12,000 Canaries Can’t Be Wrong

Stink! The Movie#StinkMovie, A documentary by Jon Whelan that grapples with the discovery that some products on American store shelves are not safe, by design.

ASEQ/ EHAQ- Environmental Health Association of QuebecEnvironmental Health Awareness Day

ES- Environmental SensitivitiesEnvironmental sensitivities are a range of reactions to environmental factors including chemicals, foods, biological agents… It encompasses a range of overlapping chronic conditions such as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)


Environmental Health Association Ottawa- Established in 1975 as the Human Ecology Foundation of Canada (HEF) Ottawa Branch, changed to Allergy Environmental Health Association, Ottawa branch (AEHA), and to EHA of Ontario, 2008.

HEF was started to provide support to those, particularly parents, trying to manage allergies and sensitivities in Canada.


HEAL- Human Ecology Action League, established in 1977, to help those whose health has been adversely affected by environmental exposures, and to alert the general public about the potential dangers of chemicals.



Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Survival Guide, 1st (2000) and 2nd Edition (2006), by Pamela Reed Gibson, PhD, GIBSON 


Chemical Sensitivity (1998), by Dr. Sherry Rogers


Convenient, Safe, Deadly (2006), by Flora Preston 

 The clinical and autobiographical account of the cumulative adverse effect of common household chemicals and challenge to reduce them for a healthier lifestyle.


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Branka-Artz's avatar
Sometimes people can't afford to live in an
healthier environment. Not being able to have clean
fresh air they have to endure the inhaling of
smog and pollution.

I would love to be able to live in the woods
somewhere just to breath clean fresh air. But where
I'm staying at the moment, I'm more fortunate than
some people.
We have townships here in South Africa where most of
the houses are shacks (in rural areas) and they don't have electricity, so
they make a fire in a small metal barrel (drum) to get warm water
and to cook their food on, and in winter to stay warm. They
are also the reason for the smog in the air, but they can't help
it because they can't afford anything else.
But just imagine all that smoke when 400/500 shacks lit up that
mbolas (? spelling)

I nearly forgot, Cat. The very 1st link doesn't seem to work. I've tried it a
few times but it keeps on throwing me an error of problem loading page.