MCS Resources (aka Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and Environmental Illness)
ALLERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
ASSOCIATION, OTTAWA BRANCH, CANADA
This group offers a wealth of information to help people with environmental sensitivities.
AMERICAN P.I.E. Environmental activism and information - Environmental Information Phone Line, Enviro Info Online, more
THE ANNIE APPLESEED PROJECT Information, education, advocacy and awareness on complementary, alternative, natural cancer therapies
CHEMICAL INJURY INFORMATION NETWORK Publishes a monthly newsletter "Our Toxic Times" which has many housing ads, tips on finding safer housing, etc. Website offers a U.S. pollution map.
CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME, FIBROMYALGIA AND CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY COALITION OF CHICAGO Offers a great newsletter called The Canary News, and many resources.
THE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY FOUNDATION: The Chemical Sensitivity Foundation - Welcome! The primary goal of the Chemical Sensitivity Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, is to raise public awareness about multiple chemical sensitivity.
GLOBAL RECOGNITION CAMPAIGN Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and other Chemically Induced Illnesses, Diseases & Injury affecting civilians and military personnel
NATALIE GOLOS: "ENERGY - THE ESSENCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH" Suggestions for healthy living
(HEAL) HUMAN ECOLOGY ACTION LEAGUE This is one of the oldest organizations in the world concerned about the health effects of environmental exposures.
HEAL OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA A chapter of the Human Ecology Action League, HEALSoAz has been helping members learn how to cope with MCS, educating the public about MCS and the health effects of chemicals since 1983.
HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT RESOURCE CENTER This website has lots of information & a live chat area.
THE HUMAN ECOLOGY STUDY GROUP (HESG) Chartered in 1967 as a support group for the patients of Dr. Theron G. Randolph (1906-1995). Now supporting his archives at Harvard and SW College of NM. Contact Vilma Valentine Kinney, 270 N.E. Randolph St., Peoria, IL 61606, 309-685-2437, or e-mail (no website): email@example.com
IMMUNE WEB is a mailing list/resource center for people with various immune-system related ailments such as: chronic fatigue syndrome, candida, lupus, fibromyalgia, Epstein-Barr, multiple allergies, environmental illness, chemical sensitivity, etc. See site for housing ads: http://immuneweb.org/classifiedsMESOTHELIOMA PROGNOSIS: Although there are hundreds of types of cancer, mesothelioma is a fairly rare type of cancer affecting the lungs. Learn more about this asbestos related cancer here.
NATIONAL CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH STRATEGIES, INC. (NCEHS) Mary Lamielle, Executive Director A private, non-profit organization. For over 20 years, the Center has provided information and technical assistance, and presents workshops and training on environmental hazards and safer alternatives. Phone (856) 429-5358, (856) firstname.lastname@example.org
NOVA SCOTIA ALLERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION Information about environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity and less toxic living. Related site: Guide to Less Toxic Products from the Environmental Health Association of Nova Scotia
PLANET GREEN TV: A TV channel related to green issues.
WASHINGTON TOXICS COALITION a
nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting our health.
NON-TOXIC PRODUCTS & SERVICES
BALTIMORE SOAPS AND MORE: Fragrance free soaps and more online.
CANARY COSMETICS Natural mineral powder make-up - cosmetics for sensitive people
COSMETICS/PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS Fully organic skincare, haircare, personal products, cosmetics
FURNATURE Healthy furniture for a healthier you.
HEALTHY FLYING Travel tips for the chemically sensitive by Diana Fairechild
JACKI'S RESOURCE PLACE Lots of great links to MCS aware companies and organizations
JANICE CORP. has a barrier cloth Sleepsack to use in motel rooms. Slip it between the sheets & be safe from whatever may be on the motel bed. Phone 1-800-526-4237
KB COTTON PILLOWS All natural, non-toxic, 100% cotton pillows
MOUNTAIN VALLEY SPRING WATER - BPE-free glass bottles and for pristine water quality.
NATURE'S COUNTRY STORE Online country store featuring beauty products, pet & baby products, books, supplements, air purifiers, toys and gifts. Meet all your needs online.
ORGANIC FOOD NETWORK - ILLINOIS Order The Guide to Eating Organic In and Around Chicago and buy food direct from organic farmers - 26 pages of locally grown (Midwest USA) organic food sources from farmers markets, community-supported agriculture farms, food co-ops, home delivery services, also mail order and internet sources for foods that don't typically grow in the Midwest. To purchase the Guide send $6 (includes $1 postage) to: Organic Food Network, P.O. Box 4086, Wheaton, IL 60189. For more info and to get on the OFN Friends e-mail list at no cost, e-mail with the word "subscribe" or call 630-836-1864 - e-mail address: OFN2@aol.com
Precision Environmental Inc. utilizes The ThermPureHeat (R) technology to increase the rate VOC off-gassing, or accelerated bake-out. We can heat the entire residence, or just the room in question if needed ( say you just want to paint one room). We elevate the residence to 160* F for approximatly 4 hours. We use Air-scrubbers during the heating process to clean the air in side as well. During the cool-down The entire area that was treated will be deep cleaned by HEPA vacuuming and wet-wipping. Air-scrubbing was continued, using charcoal filtered fans, and will be used for up to 24 hrs after the the heating process. We services all of Southern California. Contact information: Matt King Cell # (805) 223-5026, Office, (800) 375- 7786, Email, email@example.com
Outdoor pool and heated whirlpool spa with a salt generator
to eliminate chlorine use, Austin, TX
Low-chlorine indoor/outdoor mineral springs pool, Hot Springs,
SD (chlorine usually added at 9am - go M-F before 9am to avoid)
Low-chlorine and no-chlorine outdoor mineral water pools,
Bromine-treated indoor swimming pool, Chicago, IL
www.holmesplace.com (select USA as country, then Chicago)
SUNGOLD SOAP Soap that is purely soap - no scents, no animal products - vegetarian and vegan soap, no chemicals used. Shampoo-like soap also available.
TENTS MADE OF COTTON Cotton
duck tents - order it without a floor because mildew will collect on the
bottom of the floor.
BUILDERS FAMILIAR WITH MCS
OK OK OK PRODUCTIONS: Our goal is to innovate and inspire affordable, enduring, eco-friendly homes, outbuildings, root cellars, and garden walls, which are as beautiful as they are functional. http://www.okokok.org
OCALA, FLORIDA Mike Helms is building an MCS safe house right now. Phone him at 352-867-5776
WESTERN SPRINGS, ILLINOIS Molidor Custom Builders call Tom or Nancy at 630-789-1500
GRESHAM, OREGON Cecil Smith Construction: building Oregon's healthier homes. Call 503-666-8746 or www.healthyhomebuilder.com
TERMITICIDE ALTERNATIVES If you are building a new home
& wondering about the alternatives to chemical termiticides, check
out termite mesh at www.termiteprotectiontreatment.com
BOOKS & MAGAZINES
"THE NATURAL PAINT BOOK" by Edwards and Lawless is a complete guide to natural paints, recipes, and finishes. Learn to make your own casein paint, quark finishes (made from milk), and limestone finishes. ISBN 0-87596-914-3
"CREATING A HEALTHY HOUSEHOLD" by Lynn Bower. Learn how to make your home as healthy as possible. John Bower has written great books on how to build, remodel or choose non-toxic housing. All books are now out of print, so order used at Amazon.com or Half.com.
"DISABILITY LITERARY JOURNAL" Launched By Online Newspaper. Breath & Shadow; A Journal of Disability Culture and Literature for info: BreathandShadow@aol.com or 413-625-9820 www.abilitymaine.org/breath
"HEALTHY BUILDING - HOW TO GET IT BUILT YOUR OWN WAY" by Gail Dagostino details the building of her non-toxic home in Arizona. To order send $49.99, AZ residents add 6.3% tax. Add $5 for priority mail. Send to: Dagostino, 2216 Shoshone Dr., Prescott, AZ 86305. Questions? call 928-445-3461
"OUR TOXIC WORLD, A WAKE UP CALL" by Doris J. Rapp, M.D. alerts the public to the dangers of toxic chemicals, very comprehensive and easy to understand, great resource section included. This 520 page book is available through www.drrapp.com for $24.95
"RATING GUIDE TO ENVIRONMENTALLY HEALTHY METRO AREAS" by Bob Weinhold. Out of print - available at www.amazon.com
"NATURAL HOME MAGAZINE"; Excellent resource for
green living. http://www.naturalhomemagazine.com
PESTICIDES & ALTERNATIVES
THE BEST PEST
CONTROL CD-ROM By Stephen L. Tvedten
Stephen has safely and effectively controlled all pest problems in over 350 schools without ever using any poisons. This CD-ROM contains hundreds of safe alternative methods.
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING - Peggy Wolff, M.S., R.N.C.S., C.H.N. - Amherst, MA - non-toxic office
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