"Heather Millar was 30 years old when she felt that first tightness in her chest. A registered nurse with nine years in pediatric care, she was working on a short-term contract in San Antonio, Tex. when waves of exhaustion washed over her . . ." (Nicole Parton, The Vancouver Sun, November 28, 1994.)
The Toxic Labyrinth is the chilling account of Heather's struggle with symptoms which mimic asthma, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, arthritis, and many other illnesses. All testing proves negative, and her condition is diagnosed as stress and anxiety.
When she becomes allergic to everything, Heather and her family are forced into a desperate race against time to save her life. As they probe for answers and challenge the findings of conventional medicine, the cause of the mysterious illness gradually become clear: Heather is being poisoned. The culprit-common chemicals which are so much a part of our twentieth century environment. However, with determination and her family's support, Heather wins the battle.
This book is not just for those who suffer from the effects of our toxic environment, but for all who wonder if they could be next.
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When we looked for a cause and effect relationship to explain Heather's illness, the evidence pointing to environmental toxins became overwhelming. Further research and discussions with individuals who also exhibited similar symptoms from exposure to environmental toxins, revealed the magnitude of threat this issue poses for health of the general population, especially children.
These factors convinced us that telling Heather's story would provide a warning of the imminent and subtle danger of chemical toxins and a voice for those who suffer from a condition rarely recognized by health care professionals.About the Author:
This is another publication in the field of Environmental Health from Heather and Myrna Millar. Their work is based on extensive research and "hands on" experience with illnesses that are triggered by environmental factors.
Heather Millar has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of British Columbia. She is licensed as a registered nurse in British Columbia, Texas, Louisiana, South Carolina, Massachusetts, New Mexico and Arkansas. Her pediatric nursing career includes experience in the following clinical areas: oncology, hematology, cardiac, pulmonary, renal, and endocrine. She has practiced at LeBonheur Children's Hospital, Memphis; Santa Rosa Children's Hospital, San Antonio; New Orleans Children's Hospital, New Orleans; Florida Hospital, Orlando; British Columbia Children's Hospital, Vancouver; and St. Paul's Hospital, Saskatoon.
Myrna Millar has Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, a Bachelor of Education with great distinction from the University of Saskatchewan, and a Bachelor of Arts with distinction from the University of Saskatchewan. Myrna has extensive experience as a businesswoman and educator, particularly in the area of the development, writing, and implementation of training programs. She has also served on a number of community boards and organizations that have a primary focus in the health field, including the Minister's Advisory Council for Women's Health for the Province of British Columbia and the BC Women's Hospital Foundation Board.
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