Helpful Resources & Websites

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We are  always updating this list, please check back often. If you have  found a resource that has been helpful to you, please e-mail us the info, and after reviewing the site, if applicable, we’ll add it to our  resource or link page.

Please note we don’t accept requests from vendors. The sites listed have been suggested by consumers with MCS who have not had any negative effects to their health. This may not be true for ever person  with MCS, as we are all so unique in reactions to  products, so whenever possible purchase samples to avoid any potential problems.

 

Food Websites

http:// www.localharvest.org –, you can enter your zip code and find farmers’ markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, all with the click of a button.

http://www.westonaprice.org

http://www.realmilk.com

http://www.truefoodnow.org

 http://www.nccn.net

http://www.ppnf.org

 

Fragrance Allergies    

 Thanks to Sue B & her Daughter for sharing this info!

  • Allergies – This informative page from the Mayo Clinic provides an outline of allergies.
  • Perfume Allergies – Overview of perfume allergies along with a definition and symptoms.
  • Fragrance Allergies – WebMD article which includes information and definition of the problems associated with allergies to fragrances.
  • Cosmetics Allergy – This web page discusses cosmetics and the allergies that can be associated.
  • What is an Allergy? – A useful page which provides an overview of allergies and what they are.
  • Fragrance Sensitivity Awareness – Publication from the University of Tennessee Knoxville which provides information on various sensitivities to fragrances.
  • Allergy Symptoms – Web page which discusses different symptoms that may not involve fragrance allergies.
  • Fragrance Sensitivity – This article describes the problems in the workplace and in school about fragrance sensitivity.
  • Fragrances and Chemical Sensitivities – Information for consumers about the various allergens that are in the environment.
  • Perfume Allergy – Informative article about the workplace issue of perfume allergies.
  • Fragrance Sensitivities – This publication from Oklahoma State University introduces the issues related to fragrance allergies and sensitivities in the workplace.
  • Allergies and Asthma – In this article you will learn about the common issues around allergies and asthma.
  • Nothing to Sneeze At – Information about allergies and treatment options for various kinds of allergies.
  • Atopic Dermatitis and Reactions – This page provides a medical look at reactions to various fragrance chemicals.
  • Diagnosis and Treatment – Information about allergies with diagnosis and treatment options for various types.
  • How to be Fragrance Free – Information about how to be fragrance free in everyday life.
  • Why Go Fragrance Free? – In this article from the Invisible Disabilities Association discusses why people should go fragrance free.
  • Chemically Sensitive Products – This publication provides a partial list of products for chemically sensitive people.
  • Fragrance Free Workplace – Article which provides information on how to make your workplace green and fragrance free.
  • Indoor Air Quality – Page with a collection of resources on various aspects of indoor air quality in the workplace.
  • Asthma and Allergy Resources – In this page from the University of Arizona you will find a number of useful resources on asthma and allergy.
  • Workplace Resources – Informative page from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about allergies and asthma.
  • Contact Dermatitis – Useful page from the World Allergy Organization which provides an outline of cosmetic allergies.
  • Employees With Fragrance Sensitivity – Information from the Job Accommodation Network on accommodating employees with fragrance sensitivity.
  • Dangerous Fragrances – An article discussing some of the chemicals found in fragrances that can irritate those with allergies.
  • Allergy Testing – Information on the different methods that are used for allergy testing.
  • Can I Be Allergic To Perfume? – An article discussing some of the symptoms of fragrance allergies and what ingredients to watch out for.

 

Furniture/ Bedding:

http://www.holylamborganics.com

http://www.janices.com

http://www.heartofvermont.com

http://www.furnature.com

http://www.erikorganic.com

http://www.beanproducts.com

http//wwwlifekind.com

http://www.thecleanbedroom.com

 

General Information
http://www.ewg.org

http://www.ewg.org/skindeep

http://www.SafeCosmetics.org

http://www.scorecard.org Scorecard. “The pollution information site.”

http://www.msdssolutions.com MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) Solutions. “Chemical management for today’s environment” Free MSDS search.

http://www.epa.org United States Environmental Agency

http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/envirohealthlinks.html United States National Library of Medicine; National Institutes of Health, “Environmental Health & Toxicology”

 

GMOs

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/   Institute for Responsible Technology offers comprehensive information regarding GMOs.

 

Herbs:

http://www.mountainroseherbs.com

 

Mercury Free Dentistry:

http://www.hugginsappliedhealing.com

http://www.amalgam.org

http://www.holisticdental.org

http://www.toxicteeth.org

http://www.iabdm.org

http://www.iaomt.org

 

 

Personal Care Products:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/baltimoresoaps  -Herbal Soaps, Unscented Soaps, Vegan Soaps and Salve. Handmade by a woman who has MCS.

http://www.karensnaturals.com Specialize in products for people with MCS. 100% fragrance free products

http://www.plantopiagifts.com  Handmade vegetable soap, no artificial colors, preservatives, scented with essential oil, colored with herbal teas.  Unscented Bar None Soap.

http://pmsoap.com  Prairie Meadow Soap. Pure Vegetable Handmade Soap. Unscented Baby Me Aloe Soap.

http://www.roseofsharonacres.com  Fragrance Free soaps and other personal products.

http://vermontsoap.com  produces USDA Approved, Certified Organic alternatives to the chemical and detergent based personal care products now in general use.

 

Pesticides

Beyond Pesticideshttp://www.beyondpesticides.org/    Works with allies in protecting public health and the environment to lead the transition to a world free of toxic pesticides—provides the public with useful information on pesticides and alternatives to their use.

Earth Easyhttp://www.eartheasy.com/grow_lawn_care.htm    Natural lawn care with tips on healthy lawn basics.

Ecological Pest Management Databasehttps://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/biorationals/index.php     Database of pesticides including microbial pesticides, pesticides derived from plants, and various new types of pesticides, such as particle film barriers, pheromones, and compounds such as Spinosad, that have low non-target impacts and degrade into non-toxic components. 800.346.9140

Gardens Alivehttp://www.gardensalive.com/Default.asp?bhcd2=1246892490   “Environmentally responsible products that work.”

National Pesticide Information Center    http://npic.orst.edu/   For people like you who want to make informed decisions about pesticides in order to keep their kids, family, pets and others safe.

NaturaLawn of America http://www.naturalawn.com/   Environmentally safer lawn care programs and products.

Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticideshttp://www.pesticide.org/    Protecting people and the environment by advancing healthy solutions to pest problems.

Our Green House  http://www.ourgreenhouse.com/organic_pest_control_s/25.htm   Products for natural living and healthy homes.

Pesticide Action Network North Americahttp://www.panna.org/     Challenges the global proliferation of pesticides.

The Organic Pages Onlinehttp://www.theorganicpages.com/topo/index.html    Certified organic products, producers, ingredients, supplies and services offered by Organic Trade Association (OTA) members.

Plants for a Future http://www.pfaf.org/user/default.aspx   A resource center for rare and unusual plants, particularly those that have edible, medicinal, or other uses for a healthier world.

 

Smoking

Tobacco Free Life  https://tobaccofreelife.org/  The Tobacco-Free Life Organization is a leading organization with a mission to save lives by ending worldwide disease, damage and death caused by tobacco. This is accomplished through research, education and advocacy.

Smoke Free Calculator– https://www.smokefree.org.nz/smoking-its-effects/cost-of-smoking/cost-of-smoking-calculator  Quitting smoking is like giving yourself a pay rise. Use this calculator tool to see just how much you could be saving once you go smoke free.

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