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Dr. John Molot

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Dr. John Molot

Environmental Medicine Expert

Dr. John Molot has been practicing Environmental Medicine in Ontario (Ottawa and Toronto) since 1980 and has attended hundreds of hours of Continuing Medical Education (CME) accredited courses in the USA . He has assessed and treated more than 7,000 patients suffering from illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, certain types of cancers, sick building syndrome and environmentally triggered illnesses, including those with food and multiple chemical sensitivities.

Dr. Molot is a founding member of the Canadian Society for Environmental Medicine (CSEM) and was the chief author of the position paper of the Canadian Society for Environmental Medicine (1989). He is on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine. Since 1994, he has been a member of the Environmental Health Committee of the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP), and he represented the Canadian College of Family Physicians working with Health Canada to reduce the use of plastics in medical devices.

He has facilitated and presented workshops as a peer presenter for the OCFP on Environmental Health in Family Medicine, including “How to Take an Environmental History”, “Sick Building Syndrome”, “Multiple Chemical Sensitivities”, “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” and “Pesticides”.

Furthermore, Dr. Molot has participated as the medical advisor in several projects including the Material Emission Standards Task Force (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation), Environmental Sensitivities in the Workplace and Sick Building Syndrome pilot projects (Public Works Canada), and the National Film Board of Canada Prospective in Science Film entitled “Air”.

He has also been an invited participant in two Environmental Sensitivities Workshops (Laboratory Centre for Disease Control, Health Canada). In 1999, as a consultant for Health Protection Branch, Health Canada, Dr. Molot co-authored a paper reviewing linkages between emerging and future technologies in buildings and housing over the next 20 years and potential impact on human health. (“Review on the Specifications of Indoor Linkages”).

Dr. Molot also is a member of the Clinical Research Advisory Board for Environmental Medicine for the Ontario Ministry of Health, has participated in focus groups for the Environmental Research Clinic at Sunnybrook and Women’s College Hospital in Toronto and at the Department of Public Health, University of Toronto. As well, he has appeared numerous times as an expert witness in court.

In 2001, Dr. Molot received the CSEM John MacLennan Award “In Recognition of Outstanding Contribution to Environmental Medicine in Canada” and in 2003, he received a Fellowship from the OCFP for his “Contribution to the Enhancement of Medicine”.

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