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The internet contains a huge amount of information on MCS. Some of it is reliable and valuable, some is personal opinion, some is for commercial purposes, and some is fallacious. Below are some of the better non-commercial sites for MCS information and support.
New to MCS
The EI Wellspring - Practical Information for Coping with Chemical and Electrical Hypersensitivity.
Planet Thrive - Online health community for people recovering from environmental Illness.
Artists with MCS - These "creative canaries" channel their struggles into beautiful works of art. Please support these artists.
HealthyHighway.org - Products and services for people with Allergies, EI & MCS.
National Human Ecology Action League (HEAL) - Atlanta HEAL is a chapter. Quarterly magazine "The Human Ecologist" and material for purchase on almost every MCS subject.
Chemical Injury Information Network (CIIN) - Good monthly newsletter "Our Toxic Times" contains the latest MCS research at a level of detail and technical depth not found elsewhere. Other services include in-depth research by MCS subject.
American Academy Of Environmental Medicine – an organization for doctors who understand the effects of environment on health.
MCS Global - Global recognition campaign for MCS. Website includes lots of MCS information.
James Madison University MCS Research - Access to interesting research conducted by Pamela Gibson Reed.
The Environmental Health Network (of California) A searchable site with many good articles, and addresses and links to MCS information and support.
Share/Care/Prayer – a “nonprofit, Christian organization encouraging, educating and equipping the environmentally sensitive (i.e. sensitive to foods, chemicals, molds, and other inhalants) as well as those suffering from Candidiasis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia”. Newsletter and many worthwhile services for all regardless of belief.
National Council on Independent Living - understanding & accommodating people with MCS.
MCS Canadian Sources - Resources and Support for MCS, Environmental Illness, and Chemical Injuries in Canada.
OMNI (UK) (Organizing Medical Networked Information) – “a gateway to evaluated, quality Internet resources in health and medicine…” this is the MCS page from OMNI, a product of the UK government (much of the info is from US sources)
Facing the Perils of Medical Care - Great advice on how to navigate the Healthcare System.
Hospital Protocol for MCS Patients - List of requirements for MCS patients.
Efficacy of MCS Treatments - Study on the effectiveness of 101 treatments used by people with MCS
Resources for the Chemically Sensitive: has a large list of alphabetically arranged links.
MCS Referral and Resources organization formed by Grace Ziem, MD, DrPH, and Albert Donnay, MHS Chem-Tox - Information compiled by Wayne Sinclair, MD, Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and Richard Pressinger, M.Ed., Tampa, FL.
Our Little Place, created in Memory of Julia Kendall - many good articles and links.
Health and Environmental Research Center - Message Board, Chat, links and Personal Accounts.
Wall of Personal Testimony - stories from people coping with MCS.
Many groups are aware of the damage to health caused by chemicals and are working for cleaner air, food, and water. Although their agendas may not be identical to those of MCS groups, they accomplish wonderful things to our benefit:
American Lung Association has many good pamphlets on air quality.
Action on Smoking and Health (ASH)
Fragranced Products Information Network
Health and Environmental Resource Center by Earth Angels
Mothers for Natural Law – Organized Against Genetically Engineered foods.
Environmental Working Group – Product Research & Advocacy Group.
National Institute of Environmental Health Science
Environmental Health Policy Committee
Environmental Health Center
Environmental Protection Agency
Food Allergies - A complete resource site for those on special diets, or with food allergies and sensitivities
Dr. Cheney's CFIDS Site
The Gluten Intolerance Group of North America
Electrical Sensitivity - An under-diagnosed environmental illness..
Verywell.com - Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Resource
American Porphyria Foundation
We have over 10 million cohorts disabled by chronic illness, and 50 million with semi-disabling chronic illness. Our commonalities - for example, loss, isolation, lack of validation, SS, depression - are more important than our differences. The following sites offer comfort to those with chronic illness and better understanding to loved ones.
The Invisible Disabilities Advocate
The following can be used to search for a specific chemical or condition:
Journal of American Medical Information Association. Access to about 100 medical and biological journals. Searchable. Does not need password.
TOXNET – by the National Institute of Health (US Gov.) "Factual information on toxicity and other hazards of chemicals". Look up any substance.
MEDLINE, The world’s most comprehensive source of life sciences and biomedical bibliographic information, with nearly eleven million records”
Material Safety Data Sheets
Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry (ATSDR): Current warnings and subjects under review by this agency.