Healthy People, Healthy Places is designed to be part of the solution to the problem of environmentally induced illnesses. This site will introduce you to Peggy Wolff, an environmental health consultant and nurse, and will provide you with a wealth of resources along the way.
Problem: Harmful chemicals in our everyday lives are causing untold environmental illnesses.
What is an environmentally induced illness?
An environmentally induced illness is any health condition that is caused or exacerbated by exposure to toxic chemicals. Some examples of environmentally induced illnesses are allergies, asthma, cancer, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS).
Peggy Wolff's Environmental Health Consulting
What is environmental health consulting?
Environmental health consulting blends personal health with environmental health. Personal health, one's inner milieu, includes the physical, mental, emotional and most importantly, the spiritual aspects of oneself. Environmental health, one's outer milieu, includes all physical spaces in which one spends time: home, school, workplace, church, even the car.
There are three main groups of people who most frequently use the services of an environmental health consultant. First are people who have identified either their homes or their places of work as adversely affecting their health. Second are people who have been diagnosed with environmentally related illnesses such as allergies, asthma, chronic fatigue, or chemical sensitivities. The third group includes people who are sick and don't know why.
What can you expect if you go to Peggy Wolff for environmental health consulting?
1. An empathetic listener from someone who has gone through a serious environmental illness
2. A nontoxic office or phone
3. History taking, identifying and prioritizing problems of both the client and the client's environment
4. Expert advice on ways to handle the problem(s)
5. Suggestions on useful resources
6. Home visit when indicated
7. Referrals to appropriate health care practitioners and environmental housing specialists
8. Follow up session(s) to evaluate progress
Other environmental health consulting services include:
And finally, don't forget to visit our Resources on Environmental Health/Illness page for a variety of Internet resources on EI/MCS.
Healthy People, Healthy Places
Environmental Health Consultant, Environmental Counseling,
and Environmental Health Nursing
Peggy Wolff, A.P.R.N., B.C., H.N.C.
Advance Practice Registered Nurse, Board Certified
Holistic Nurse, Certified
126 Cave Hill Road
Leverett, MA 01054
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