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MCS Resources

Organizations

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 CLARION A newsletter featuring resources & activism for people with MCS, CFIDS, & related illnesses.

COALITION AGAINST TOXINS Coalition Against Toxins is based in the Southern Appalachian mountains in Asheville, NC and is dedicated to the education of the public about toxic products that damage health and cause disease to humans, animals and the ecosystems in which they live so that society can make a shift to safer, non-disease causing products.

ENVIRONMENTAL ILLNESS SOCIETY OF CANADA Canadian support group.

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): v.valentinekinney@worldnet.att.net

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/classifieds

MCS NYC This website's general introduction and resource list was compiled to assist New Yorkers who have suffered chemical injury. It is hoped that this website will also be valuable to anyone trying to understand, cope with, and assist someone with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), or Environmental Injury (EI).

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) 816-8820ncehs@ncehs.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
SATORI-5 An information and resource website for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis [CFS/PPS/CIFDS], Multiple Chemical Sensitivity [TILT/EI], and Hazardous Radiations Sickness  sufferers, including the webmasters own harrowing experiences with these illnesses, and covering the best in conventional and alternative health approaches to them.

WASHINGTON TOXICS COALITION a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting our health.

NON-TOXIC PRODUCTS & SERVICES

AIR FILTRATION E. L. Foust custom-made air filters, charcoal masks  630-834-4952   800-EL FOUST www.foustco.com

Unique cellulose/charcoal air filters for the nose www.nosefilters.com

ASK ANNIE   Free newsletters about Green Living & Eco-Info

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

THE HEALTHY GROCER  Online shopping - most items can be shipped to your home!

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

MCS RELIEF   Reading and computer boxes

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

SWIMMING

Outdoor pool and heated whirlpool spa with a salt generator to eliminate chlorine use, Austin, TX
www.habitatsuites.com

Ozonated indoor pool (very low chlorine), Milwaukee, WI
www.jccmilwaukee.org/aquatics.html

Low-chlorine indoor/outdoor mineral springs pool, Hot Springs, SD (chlorine usually added at 9am - go M-F before 9am to avoid)
www.evansplunge.com

Low-chlorine and no-chlorine outdoor mineral water pools, Corona, CA
www.glenivy.com

Bromine-treated indoor swimming pool, Chicago, IL
www.holmesplace.com (select USA as country, then Chicago)

Do you know of a less-toxic pool?  E-mail us at mcstravel@aol.com

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

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

CUSTOM CABINETRY AND FURNITURE   Formaldehyde & chemical free   For info phone 870-453-5433 or www.southshore.com/~crbslf

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. Contact: Sharon Wachsler, Editor.  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

GATEWAY TO GREEN

GREENPEACE TRUE FOOD SHOPPING LIST

NATIONAL COALITION AGAINST THE MISUSE OF PESTICIDES

THE NORTHWEST COALITION FOR ALTERNATIVES TO PESTICIDES 

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.

PHYSICIANS

Center for Integrated Health Care -  Dr. Alan Bain - Chicago, IL

Environmental Medicine Center - Dr. Robbins - Boca Raton, FL

Environmental Health Center - Dr. Rea  - Dallas, TX

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING - Peggy Wolff, M.S., R.N.C.S., C.H.N. - Amherst, MA - non-toxic office

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