The purpose of this page is to provide multiple resources for people with MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity). I am hoping to organize multiple MCS related resources on this one page. If it becomes to overwhelming to read I may add multiple pages at a later date. My hope is to be constantly updating this page. I have also added a very lengthy page with MCS studies and articles published in peer-reviewed journals.
If you know of any resources that should be added please send an e-mail to email@example.com
Websites for fragrance-free information
- www.ccohs.ca Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety
- www.ciin.org Chemical Injury Information Network
- www.ehnca.org Environmental Health Network . Fragrance policies for Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Kaiser Permanente and information on how to advocate for fragrance labeling and legislation
- www.noharm.org Health Care Without Harm
- www.nibs.org National Institute of Building Sciences Indoor Environmental Quality Project 2005: Recommendations from the Access Board
National & Local Support Groups
Chemical Injury Information Network
Health & Environment Resource Center
Invisible Disabilities Network
Eastern Time Zone
- MACI Massachusetts Association for the Chemically Injured, Boston Mass
- CSDA Chemical Sensitivity Disorder Association, Washington D.C. Metro Area
- Atlanta Georgia HEAL Chapter
Central Time Zone
- Chronic Fatigue Fibromyalgia Support Group, Chicago IL
- Luncheon Group, Schaumberg IL. Share, Support, Socialize. Request contact info from MCS Friends (248) 301-2283 Leave message.
Mountain Time Zone
- HEAL of Southern Arizona
PO Box 36404
Tucson AZ 85740-6404
Phone contacts: Madeline: 520-297-7992 Ariel: 520-797-4585
- Rocky Mountain Environmental Health Association Colorado
Pacific Time Zone
Canadian Support Groups
- Environmental Health Association of Quebec Click here for their French (Francais) Language website.
- Environmental Health Association of Ontario
How To Get On. Dozens of resource topics including government benefit programs and how to survive being housebound and disabled
The EI Wellspring. Practical Tips for Coping with Chemical and Electrical Hypersensitivity
Dr. Anne Steinemann’s Website Resources and Research about MCS and Chemicals in Fragranced Product
MCS America Education, Awareness, Resources, Support Emphasis on recognition and activism
My Chemical-Free House Non-Toxic tiny house and trailer designs, building materials information and pictures
Re|shelter Articles about housing, coping with MCS. Out of date housing ads
MCS Referral & Resources. Professional outreach, patient support, and public advocacy devoted to the diagnosis, treatment, accommodation, and prevention of multiple chemical sensitivity and multi-sensory sensitivity. Documentation of the recognition of MCS.
Multiple Chemical Sensitivities Task Force 505-983-9208 , 505-466-3622
NM Department of Health, Public Health Division 505-827-2389
NM Environment Department 800-219-6157, 505-827-2855
NM Governor’s Committee on Concerns of the Handicapped 877-696-1470 (in-state toll free), 505-827-6465
Safer Housing Ad
Our Toxic Times, a monthly newsletter published by CIIN, has housing ads. (406) 547-2255
The Multi-Unit Environmental Housing Page at EI Wellspring.
The Environmental Health Bulletin is an email newsletter with housing ads. To join, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
See also MCS Friends Housing Listings, our Housing Initiatives Archive and the pamphlet Tips for Finding Safer Housing.
Click on the appropriate title to access any of the following documents related to fragrance-free workplaces:
The CDC 2009 Indoor Air Quality Policy
The American Lung Association sample Fragrance-Free Workplace Policy
The American Lung Association sample Fragrance-Free Policy for Schools
Dr. Anne Steinemann’s research on the secret ingredients of fragranced products, which underpins the case for fragrance-free workplaces
A paper comparing the struggle for fragrance-free workplaces to that for smoke-free workplaces written by Christy De Vader, a professor at the Sellinger School of Business & Management at Loyola University
“Accommodation and Compliance Series: Employees with Fragrance Sensitivity” from JAN, Job Accommodation Network, a division of the U.S. Department of Labor
“Employer Refusal to Provide a ‘Fragrance-Free’ Workplace May Violate ADA,” an article about a U.S. District Court case in Ohio
Health Care Without Harm discussion of the fragrance issue
The fragrance-free policy of Brigham & Women’s Hospital, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School An article from the Oregon State Bar Bulletin that discusses legal issues surrounding fragrance sensitivity and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The settlement document in which the City of Detroit agreed to establish a fragrance-free policy in its city offices in response to a lawsuit by a worker with multiple chemical sensitivity
A discussion of problems with air fresheners and other fragrance exposures in the workplace by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), a subsidiary of the CDC.
A statement about fragrance-free workplaces by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
The fragrance policy of the Massachusetts Nurses Association
The Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Resources webpage titled “Caring for Kids with Asthma”
Pesticide Information and Alternatives
Non-toxic and pesticide-free pest control information. Stephen Tvedten.
National Pesticide Information Center. (800) 858-7378. The NPIC is a free service provided by Oregon State University in cooperation with the EPA. It’s open from 8:00am to 12:00pm Pacific time Mon. Fri. NPIC provides objective, science-based information about pesticides and pesticide-related topics to enable people to make informed decisions.
California Pesticide Illness Query. A searchable database of pesticide exposure incidents in California including symptoms, type of exposure (drift, residue, etc.), and pesticide
PAN Pesticides Database. Pesticide Action Network database.
IPM Housing and Urban Development Search Results. Information about Integrative Pest Management in Public Housing. See especially this document , which mentions MCS
Beyond Pesticides. Organic food purity advocacy, pesticide alternatives, activism.
This page has a lengthy list of studies on MCS studies and articles published in peer-reviewed journals