Multiple Chemical Sensitivities

Disability/Illness Description:

MCS Referral and Resources defines multiple chemical sensitivity as “a chronic condition marked by heightened sensitivity to multiple different chemicals and other irritants at or below previously tolerated levels of exposure. Sensitivity to odors is often accompanied by food and drug intolerances, photosensitivity to sunlight and other sensory abnormalities, such as hypersensitivity to touch, heat and/or cold, and loud noises and impaired balance, memory and concentration.”

People with MCS become ill from eating, breathing, or absorbing even small amounts of chemicals; their reactions can range from mild to severe, and may be immediate or delayed.

Associations/Groups:

American Academy of Environmental Medicine
Has listings for finding Environmental Physicians as well as resources and information about MCS.
6505 East Central Ave, Suite 296
Wichita, KS 67206
Phone: 316-684-5500
Fax: 316-684-5709
administrator@aaemonline.org
Find a doctor

Chemical Injury Information Network (CIIN)
Provides info to members: doctor and attorney referrals, referrals to local chapters and/or to local members, peer counseling, educational materials, and a monthly newsletter called Our Toxic Times. Donation necessary to maintain membership.
Post Office Box 301
White Sulphur Springs, MT 59645
Phone: 406-547-2255
Fax: 406-547-2455
chemicalinjury@ciin.org

Healthy House Institute
Ways to improve home’s interior environment air quality for asthma and allergy sufferers as well as for everyone.
430 North Sewell RD
Bloomington, IN 47408
Phone/Fax: 812-332-5073
mail@cleaningbusinesstoday.com

Massachusetts Association for the Chemically Injured, Inc. (MACI)
Non-profit statewide support, education, and referral organization for people with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity,and those who are sensitive to chemicals in the environment.
PO Box 754
Andover, MA 01810
Phone: 978-681-5117
Fax: 978-686-0745
MACIMCS@aol.com

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity America (MCSA)
To provide support and referral services to the individuals with multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), myalgic encephalomyelitis / chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), fibromyalgia (FM), and other environmental illnesses.
10145 Falls RD
Lutherville, MD 21093
Phone: 410-889-6666
admin@mcs-america.org

Other Information:

EPA’s – Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Page

The Multiple Chemical Survivor Blog

Training:  Boston Self Help Center
Boston Self Help Center’s Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) Project aims to both ease the lives of those who are living with MCS and help to prevent the illness. We believe that through education and understanding this potentially debilitating condition can be contained and made manageable. The Center is offering one to one and a half hour trainings to MNIP agencies interested in learning about multiple chemical sensitivity, MCS. If interested call 617-277-0080. Forty minute video or DVD available at a reasonable fee.

Contaminated Without Consent
A  16-minute video available free for you to use to help inform your community about the hidden risks from chemical contaminants found in our homes, workplaces, the products we buy, and even our bodies.
Contact Stephenie Hendricks stephdh@earthlink.net
Phone: 415 258-9151

Multiple Chemical Sensitivities – Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)                       Information for employers and workers.

 

Fact Sheet last updated on: 1/23/2017