New books from EHANS' Library Donation Project 

Looking for good books on environmental health and multiple chemical sensitivity? EHANS’ book donation project has made copies of three excellent books available in public and university libraries in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and PEI.
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: A Survival Guide by Pamela Reed Gibson has been out of print for a number of years. There were few copies in public  or university libraries in the Atlantic provinces. Now EHANS has provided copies for every province. Even better, Gibson has revised the book and says the new edition will be available soon.
Having Faith: An Ecologist’s Journey to Motherhood by Sandra Steingraber
The book title refers to Steingraber’s daughter, Faith, and was inspired by Steingraber’s pregnancy. Steingraber begins the preface, “Every woman who becomes pregnant brings to the experience her various identities. I am an ecologist, which means I spend a lot of time thinking about how living things interact with the environments they inhabit. When I became pregnant at age thirty-eight, I realized, with amazement, that I myself had become a habitat. My womb was an inland ocean with a population of one.”  Containing information that’s both frightening and crucial, this book is a lovely combination of science and the heart.
When Smoke Ran Like Water: Tales of Environmental Deception and the Battle Against Pollution by Devra Davis is a gripping, readable account of the history of the protection of public health from environmental pollution. Find our review online at