Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS)
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.
American Academy of Environmental Medicine – Has listings for finding Environmental Physicians as well as resources and information about MCS.
PO Box 195
Ashland, MO 65010
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
Healthy House Institute – Ways to improve home’s interior environment air quality for asthma and allergy sufferers as well as for everyone.
PO Box 7202
North Charleston, SC 29415
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
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome – American Family Physician
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity – WebMD
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 415 258-9151
Multiple Chemical Sensitivities – Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) information for employers and workers.
Fact Sheet last updated on: 3/23/2020
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