Multiple Chemical Sensitivities Page

"It isn't that they can't see the solution,
it is that they can't see the problem."
            G.K. Chesterton

Welcome to my page about
Multiple Chemical Sensitivities
This is a new page, and will continue to grow
as I find more useful information to pass on.
(Last Update: 03/27/01)

I hope the links listed below help you
in your search for more information
regarding the effects of Enviornmental toxins, such as
petrochemicals, pesticides, and cleaning products.

The information and links provided on this page are NOT meant as medical advice.
I am not a medical professional; I am just another person who has been diagnosed with
Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and  Multiple Chemical Sensitivities.
It is my goals and wish to help other's in their search for useful information.
The information posted here is for informational purposes only!

Always check with your personal Medical Professional
before trying any new regime
and  to verify it's validity and usefulness for yourself.

Multiple Chemical Sensitivities

A Report on Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)
The "predecisional draft" of a report by the federal Interagency Workgroup on Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, to provide a public health evaluation of the      extent and nature of MCS and recommend future actions for federal agencies to consider.

Colorado HealthNet:
Multiple Chemical Sensitivities Center  http://www.coloradohealthnet.org/site/idx_mcs.html
Compiled by the Rocky Mountain Environmental Health Association (RMEHA), this collection of information is "derived from publications issued by numerous     sources, including the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry." It      includes MCS definitions, facts, and statistics; treatment providers; support services and resources; library; and a bulletin board.

Dr. Grace Ziem's Environmental Control Plan for Chemically Sensitive Patients

Multiple Chemical Sensitivities

Make the Connection: Health & Environment
20 Provocative Questions and Their Answers
by Andrea DesJardins

Students with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity/Environmental Illness: An Accommodation Challenge
A fact sheet from the HEATH Resource Center.

Understanding Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Disorder (MCS)  http://www.cmhc.com/archives/editor7.htm
Some people believe the MCS does not really exist, and that it is a mental rather than physiological disorder. This editorial from Mental Health Net is typical of this perspective. We list it here not because we agree or disagree, but rather to help visitors explore all points of view.

Chemical Injury Awareness Ribbon Project


Colition Against Poising Our World

MCS Reference Sites

 Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) http://atsdr1.atsdr.cdc.gov:8080/atsdrhome.html
An agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, ATSDR was established to prevent exposure and adverse human health effects and diminished quality of life associated with exposure to hazardous substances from waste sites, unplanned releases, and other sources of pollution present in the environment. Its web site is packed with information - including health alerts and advisories, the HazDat database, ToxFAQs, a science corner, a list of the top 20 hazardous substances, resources for kids, parents and teachers, a newsletter, and more.

Charged under U.S. CERCLA statute to assess the presence and nature of health hazards at Superfund sites and to help reduce further exposures. Website has toxicity profiles for hazardous chemicals and extensive information on topics such as multiple chemical exposures and PCBs.
ATSDR - Goals
The following goals have been established for ATSDR:

  • GOAL 1 - Identify  people at health risk because of their exposure to hazardous substances in the environment.
  • GOAL 2 - Evaluate relationships between hazardous substances in the environment and adverse human health outcomes.
  • ATSDR - Table of Popular Documents
    This government site has Science  Corner "PopDocs" ATSDR Science Corner Links to Key Documents INDEX / GUIDE: A  Little History, What's New at ATSDR, Quick Guide to Hazardous Substances, ToxLINKS  to Key Environmental Health Resources, Hazardous Waste Conferences, Congressional Testimony, Biennial Report, Internet Basics, and more.

    ATSDR - Prevention Guidelines
    Through its legislative authority, ATSDR is mandated to develop informational materials and educational programs that aid healthcare professionals in evaluating symptoms, making diagnoses, providing treatment, and conducting surveillance of human exposure to hazardous substances.

    ATSDR - Public Health Statement Text Search
    Public Health Statements, taken from  ATSDR Toxicological Profiles, are brief summaries of information on specific toxic  substances. Each summary focuses on the effects to human health from exposure to a toxic substance.

    ATSDR - ToxFAQs: Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets - Alphabetical Index of ToxFAQs
    About ToxFAQs ATSDR ToxFAQs is a series of summaries about hazardous substances  being developed by the ATSDR Division of Toxicology. Information for this series is  excerpted from the ATSDR Toxicological Profiles and Public Health Statements.

    ATSDR - HazDat Database
    The scientific and administrative database developed to provide access to information on the release of hazardous substances from Superfund sites or from emergency events and on the effects of hazardous substances on the health of  human populations.

    ATSDR Information Center Bookmarks
    The ATSDR Information Center provides scientific, management, and technical information support to ATSDR and its constituents. Resources and services emphasize the areas of environmental health and toxicology. In addition, the  Information Center centralizes and coordinates information management and dissemination activities in the Agency's Division of Toxicology. The following list of links was developed to assist ATSDR staff in locating information that may be useful in work-related activities.

    Alliance For Bio-Integrity
    Preserving the Safety of Our Food, the Health of Our Environment, and the Harmony of Our Relationship with Nature.

    American Council on Science and Health: Environmental Health Index
    An index of environmental health items published by the American Council on Science and Health, the public health group led by 300 physicians and scientists in the U.S. and Canada.

    The Campaign.org
    The Campaign to Label Genetically Engineered Foods