with multiple chemical sensitivities is especially difficult
in today's world. Check these resources for information.
for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
- 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.
- Children's Health Environmental
is a national non-profit organization dedicated to educating
the public, specifically parents and caregivers, about environmental
toxins that affect children's health." Its website talks
mostly about CHEC's advocacy activities.
- The Environmental Health
Policy Committee (EHPC)
- EHPC "coordinate[s]
policy development for environmental health activities related
to the mission of the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) and its
agencies." In addition to information about the committee,
its website includes its reports and policy statements and an
extensive list of related links.
- MCS Referral & Resources
- This organization
provides "professional outreach, patient support, and public
advocacy devoted to the diagnosis, treatment, accommodation,
and prevention of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Disorders."
Its website includes bibliographies, fact sheets, resources for
patients, doctors and attorneys, and much more.
Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome
- This overview
for doctors from the American Academy of Family Physicians offers
a skeptical perspective on MCS and provides doctors with treatment
- National Institute of Environmental
Health Sciences (NIEHS)
- NIEHS is
a federal agency whose mission is "to reduce the burden
of human illness and dysfunction from environmental causes by
understanding each of these elements and how they interrelate."
The Institute is involved in multidisciplinary biomedical research
programs, prevention and intervention efforts, and communication
(training, education, technology transfer, and community outreach).
Its web site includes fact sheets, news, research, library, information
for teachers and children, and much more.
with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity/Environmental Illness: An
- A fact sheet
from the HEATH Resource Center.
- Allergy and Asthma
- Resources in your state
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