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Environmentally best places to live April 22, 2005 1:52 PM

I know two PWCs (people with CFIDS) who are looking for a more environmentally favorable place to live - actually, you can add me to that list, so make it three PWCs, because even though I want to return to my home state of Florida, the more news articles my mom sends me from there, the more the place looks like an environmental disaster. Does anyone have suggestions about environmentally favorable places? Of course, I can understand if you do know of such a place, you don't want to advertise it, lest everyone move in and ruin it! The only place that comes to mind for me right now is New Zealand, but because I won't leave my two cats behind, I can't go out of the country, and I won't put them through the whole quarantine ordeal. So it probably will still be Florida for me, though I will search the state for the best local environment. One of my authors, Sharon Kirk, is looking for a place to build a CFIDS respite house for PWCs. She was looking at Lancaster County PA and the Outer Banks of NC, but both have drawbacks as well. I suppose there really isn't a perfect place, but just perhaps one place that's better than another. I know it also depends on the particular local community and how green they are too.  [ send green star]
 June 16, 2005 5:54 AM

Vanmcouver Island God's country, there is another site i belong to for places to live will try to find later. not doing well hope you doing better love sunshine  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
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Best Places to live March 24, 2006 9:13 AM

Hi, never posted to your group until now.  Hope I can help in some way.

Not sure I can answer that question exactly.  I have chemical sensitivity and I know I have moved around trying to find one place better than another and it is very hard to find a place.  I would HIGHLY suggest thought any place you are considering to check it out on this site:

This will give you a keen on on what is happening in the areas you are looking into.

Hope this helps.


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the southwest? August 08, 2007 1:31 PM

Thank you for that link to the scorecard website--SOOO helpful. Great group too, btw. My wife has suffered from CFIDS/FM/ME for 10+ years. My oldest son has leaky gut and a host of allergies. We are considering a move from congested Philadelphia to a better place--perhaps central PA, or the southwest. Has anyone relocated to the southwest and found improvement? What places in particular?  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 April 15, 2009 12:47 PM


I moved to the southwest, Tucson area.  It used to be a great place for people with allergies.  So many people brought their beautiful vegetation from their areas to Tucson and surrounding areas that it is definately not a place for allergy sufferers.  Although, what may not work for one may work well for another.  I am having to move and feel like I am experiencing psycological warfare as any area can be a problem for some.  I pray everyday for the assistance of healing and finding a place to live where I can breath with ease.  I am sorry.  Do not mean to sound down.  Just so tired of the EI battle just to survive

Many Blessings, Lucy

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Environmentally best places to live May 12, 2012 1:02 PM

I'm not able to suggest places to live in the US.  I want to say I've been diagnosed with these same conditions listed above...all of them at one time or another.

A couple years ago I found out Celiac disease runs in my family, so I cut out gluten and in 3 months my stomach problems were gone.  I don't have Celiac, but I am gluten intolerant (I lived 15 years on Imodium).

I still had the other symptoms and a year ago I was diagnosed with late-stage Lyme disease (I knew it wasn't CFS, because I grew progressively worse).  The good part is, it's a treatable disease.  The bad part is the treatment isn't simple and can take years (the CDC and IDSA are wrong about diagnosis and treatment, but study for yourself).

I urge anyone who has not been tested properly to watch "Under Our Skin", find the right doctor and get proper testing.

High altitudes may have cleaner air, but the oxygen is lower, so be aware of the problems that can cause (I have to be on supplemental oxygen 24/7 now). 

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