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Mary Lamielle Accomplishments

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Mary Lamielle

Many thanks to Elaine Tomko for compiling this extraordinary record of this extraordinary friend and colleague.
 

MARY LAMIELLE, FOUNDER OF NCEHS PASSED 12/25/2023 

SOME OF MARY’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND AWARDS SHE RECEIVED OVER THE YEARS FOR HER ADVOCACY FOR THE MCS COMMUNITY AND MAKING THE ENVIRONMENT HEALTHIER FOR EVERYONE COMPILED BY ONE OF HER FRIENDS WHO POSTED TO VARIOUS MCS GROUPS:  

MENENDEZ CONGRATULATES NJ WINNERS OF 2010 EPA ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD
APRIL 26, 2010
EPA marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day by honoring environmental leaders in NJ and throughout the country
https://www.menendez.senate.gov/newsroom/press/menendez-congratulates-nj-winners-of-2010-epa-environmental-award

Washington – In the spirit of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that eight individuals and organizations in New Jersey have been awarded with the Agency’s Environmental Quality Award this year. This award is presented every year to organizations that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to protecting the environment and recipients are selected from the following categories: individual citizen, environmental education, press and media, business and industry, non-profit organization, environmental or community group, and federal, state, local or tribal agency. … 

Mary Lamielle, Voorhees: Mary Lamielle is the founder and president of the National Center for Environmental Health Strategies, a non-profit that protects public health and improves the lives of people affected by chemical and environmental exposures. She initiated the award-winning New Jersey Study of Chemical Sensitivity, and influenced local adoption of a noise ordinance and an integrated pest management resolution for buildings and parks.

Voorhees resident receives N.J. Governor’s Jefferson Award
https://thesunpapers.com/2011/09/22/voorhees-resident-receives-n-j-governors-jefferson-award/

Voorhees Township resident Mary Lamielle, founder and executive director of the National Center for Environmental Health Strategies, is a 2011 recipient of a New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award.

Public health crusader
https://thesunpapers.com/2017/10/09/public-health-crusader/

In 1979, Lamielle, who has lived along Rural Avenue her whole life, became disabled with environmental sensitivities, a condition in which health is impacted after exposure to foods, chemicals, pesticides, molds, electromagnetic fields and radio frequencies from wireless technologies, according to the Environmental Health Association of British Columbia.

An Allergy to ‘Everything’ Stirs Crusade
https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1990-08-26-me-220-story.html

After years of searching, Mary Lamielle figured out what was making her so miserably, dramatically sick. It was the world.

Lamielle, who lives in Voorhees, is chemically sensitive, a condition that is not recognized by the medical Establishment or the insurance industry but that sufferers say can be debilitating.

She founded and leads the National Center for Environmental Health Strategies, a 2,000-member organization working to win recognition and help for victims. For herself, she struggles with an isolation forced by the nausea, vertigo and breathing difficulties she said will occur if she subjects herself to perfume, gasoline vapors, even her new car.

Judging a hotel room by its airs
https://www.baltimoresun.com/?G2I_ActionId=123488&returnUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.baltimoresun.com%2F2005%2F11%2F06%2Fjudging-a-hotel-room-by-its-airs%2F%3FclearUserState%3Dtrue

Last year, Mary Lamielle, of Voorhees, N.J., traveled to Washington for a business meeting. Her room at the Grand Hyatt “was perfect,” she recalled. But when she ventured into the conference area, she experienced vertigo and breathing problems, which she believed were caused by chlorinated water in the hotel’s decorative pools.


Work: 

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and the Workplace
https://www.april-rural.org/images/stories/20110811conversation/Multiple%20Chemical%20Sensitivity%20and%20the%20Workplace%20Handout%202002%20%20Edition.doc

Creating an Accessible Indoor Environment
https://www.april-rural.org/images/stories/20110811conversation/Creating%20An%20Accessible%20Indoor%20Environment%20.V.doc.doc

Proposed Interagency Committee on Chemical Sensitivities/Intolerances
https://www.april-rural.org/images/stories/20110811conversation/Create%20an%20Interagency%20Committee%20on%20Chemical%20Sensitivities%20Intolerances%20.doc

Environmental Health Barriers Toolkit
https://ncil.org/resources/ehb/

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
https://www.ncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/AboutMCS2013.pdf

Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, Accommodating Consumers and Staff with MCS
August 10, 2011
https://www.april-rural.org/images/stories/201101/2011-08-10-MCS-transcript.pdf

Chemical Sensitivities: Select Federal Policies, Programs, and Practices & Access and Accommodation in Housing and the Workplace
https://www.ncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/ILConversation-ChemicalSensitivities.pdf
IL Conversation, August 10, 2011
Mary Lamielle, Executive Director, National Center for Environmental Health Strategies, Inc., 1100 Rural Avenue, Voorhees, New Jersey 08043, (856)429-5358; (856)816-8820, marylamielle@ncehs.org

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  • Barbara Spark said:

    I’ve been ill and out of touch and just saw this (Feb. 8,, 2024). Mary Lamielle was my trusted guiding light throughout my engagement with MCS, whether on my Radio program on Pacifica, and during and after my 22 years as Indoor Air Program Coordinator at USEPA Region 9, and of course for my own illness.

    I had the good fortune to help financially support her work in a meaningful manner for many years. She was one of the bravest people I’ve ever known, a wonderful friend, and a moral giant. I’ll never forget our marathon phone conversations over the years, and will miss them, as we all miss her.

    Barbara Spark

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