How to ask your city services to be chemical fragrance-free


How to ask your city services to be chemical fragrance-free

Ask your city to go fragrance-free for everyone's health. The police department, fire department, and public buildings should be fragrance-free. Send them a letter asking for a reasonable accommodation for our ADA covered disability. Chemicals are as much of a barrier as stairs. I can not use 911 in my city because the police and fire departments use chemically scented Purell. I live in St. Paul and have made the request. The ADA person is trying to get results but she is running into resistance. Northfield, MN is fragrance-free. To legally ask for a ADA covered accommodation you have to write a letter. Date it and make a copy. Post a pic of it to this group. It is time we stand up for our rights. It's going to be a hard fight. Encourage friends and family to call your city. Thanks. Nancy

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Comment by Site Facilitator on July 7, 2015 at 9:43am

Some interesting new research found that "Ambulance services should be assessed on how reassured patients and their families feel during an emergency as well as on response times."

The research makes it clear that speed is not the only factor that matters when it comes to emergency services.

Other research has found that stress may worsen inflammation (which could potentially worsen a number of health problems).

So emergency service providers that increase stress by failing to accommodate disabilities may be harming the health of those under their care even more than they know.

Comment by Nancy on June 27, 2015 at 7:44am


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