Accommodating EHS

EHS is recognized as both an environmental sensitivity and a disability.   Environmental sensitivities must be accommodated under the Canadian Human Rights Act, according to the CHRC policy on environmental sensitivities.  In brief, the Medical Perspective referenced in the policy describes environmental sensitivities as adverse reactions to many aspects of the environment, such as chemicals, noise, and non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation including light, heat, radio-frequency radiation for telecommunications (e.g., cell phones, Wi-Fi…) and lower frequencies.

We help facilities learn how to reduce their Electromagnetic exposure in order to accommodate those with EHS, whether it’s a working environment, medical facility, or other public space.

Click the following link for suggestions on How Hospitals Can Accommodate Patients Who Have EHS (2020)

Shelley Wright shares her experiences of EHS accessibility and accommodation at an Ontario hospital in 2017.  To be accommodated within a hospital setting it is best to first contact the patient experience office to inform them of your needs for EHS accommodation.  Shelley shares her experience in order to help others with EHS receive similar accommodation: EHS Accessibility Request & Thank You Letter for EHS Accommodation