|Re: Environmental sensitivities in community?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Catya Belfer (catyapobox.com)|
|Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2018 10:08:38 -0800 (PST)|
Well said! - cat Catya Belfer www.catya.org CuriosityktCat.etsy.com www.mosaic-commons.org On Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 3:18 PM Elizabeth Magill <pastorlizm [at] gmail.com> wrote: > Oddly enough, this issue requires you be exactly the same as all other > issues in cohousing--willing to state your values, ask for what you > need, hold the line if it is important, and let it go if it is not, > and live with the fact that not everyone else gets it or prioritizes > your values or needs the same way you do!! > > Liz > On Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 12:52 PM Catya Belfer <catya [at] pobox.com> wrote: > > > > As one of the chemically sensitive people at Mosaic - it works amazingly > > well from my point of view. I'm many times less likely to be affected by > > anything in the common house than at work! > > > > That said, "amazingly well" is OF COURSE not 100% - I wouldn't expect it > to > > be. > > > > - cat > > > > Catya Belfer > > www.catya.org > > CuriosityktCat.etsy.com > > www.mosaic-commons.org > > > > > > On Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 10:53 AM Elizabeth Magill <pastorlizm [at] > > gmail.com> > > wrote: > > > > > If you are creating with those things in mind it, for the most part, > > > will not be a problem. We had all of those except electromagnetic as > > > our values from the start. We built with all low and zero VOC and folk > > > make adjustments based on a single individuals needs all the time. > > > > > > So, for example, there are no lilacs or roses near the person with > > > that allergy. Even though we bought a fireplace that can be wood or > > > gas (at extra cost!!) we never use the wood portion due to my allergy. > > > There was a cabinet option that wasn't low VOC in the homes, but an > > > individual buyer had to choose that cabinet, the standard was low VOC > > > even for unsold homes. No carpeting until the state required we put it > > > in the 40B-affordable homes, the one household that needed it out we > > > took it out for them after the sale was closed. > > > No used furniture that was once in homes with pets is allowed in the > > > common house. No perfumes or lotions in the common house guest rooms. > > > > > > Someone even checked with me on whether a seeing eye dog guest should > > > be allowed in the common house because of my allergies. (I *strongly* > > > insisted that registered service dogs trump my allergies, although if > > > cats ever become service animals I don't know what I'd say since that > > > allergy is much more severe for me.) > > > > > > But electromagnetic concerns was not on our list and we've had people > > > bring them up post move-in and while some individuals have made minor > > > adjustments, for the most part, the community is not willing to adjust > > > for those requests. > > > > > > Assuming that man-made allergens are similar to my own natural > > > allergens I will say that it doesn't make an allergen free world. All > > > the cat owners still have cat dander on their clothing, guests come > > > and wear fragrance, a construction worker smokes while doing work on > > > your neighbors home. One bad magic marker gives someone a headache for > > > hours. We all do what we can to fix the problem, but mistakes happen. > > > > > > I'd say that we are a community that tries very hard to meet people's > > > allergy needs. And it works "pretty well". > > > > > > Liz > > > Mosaic commons cohousing, Berlin, MA > > > On Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 9:01 AM MJ Phillips <mjphillips [at] pobox.com> > wrote: > > > > > > > > Hi, > > > > > > > > I’m curious about how different communities may be encountering > and/or > > > addressing issues of environmental sensitivity (chemical, > electromagnetic > > > fields, mold, other?) among members. Is this coming up at all? If so, > what > > > are some of the dynamics around it? What, if any, solutions have you > found? > > > Feel free to contact me privately or via this list. > > > > > > > > Thanks, > > > > > > > > Jaffy > > > > > > > > (Not currently in community, hoping to create one with above in > mind.) > > > > > > > > > > > > Jaffy Phillips > > > > mjphillips [at] pobox.com > > > > 781-752-9599 > > > > > > > > (Sent from a Hard-Wired Computer - for our Health) > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > > > > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > > > > http://l.cohousing.org/info > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > -- > > > -Liz > > > (The Rev.) Elizabeth M. Magill > > > Minister to the Affiliates, Ecclesia Ministries > > > www.ecclesiaministriesmission.org > > > www.mosaic-commons.org > > > 508-450-0431 > > > _________________________________________________________________ > > > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > > > http://l.cohousing.org/info > > > > > > > > > > > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > > http://l.cohousing.org/info > > > > > > > > > -- > -Liz > (The Rev.) Elizabeth M. Magill > Minister to the Affiliates, Ecclesia Ministries > www.ecclesiaministriesmission.org > www.mosaic-commons.org > 508-450-0431 > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://l.cohousing.org/info > > > >
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