MULTIPLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY RESEARCH AT JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY

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MCS REPORTS

The Medical Perspective on Environmental Sensitivities By: Margaret E. Sears (M.Eng., Ph.D.) written for the Canadian Human Rights Commission
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The Medical Perspective on Environmental Sensitivities By: Margaret E. Sears (M.Eng., Ph.D.) written for the Canadian Human Rights Commission appendix with annotated bibliography
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Engaging with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)- London 2003
Malcolm Hooper PhD, B Pharm, C Chem, MRIC, Chief Scientific Advisor to the Gulf War Veterans
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Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Questionnaire and answers from: ALLERGY, SENSITIVITY & ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION Qld Inc ASEHA. See p.26 for 16 recommendations that we feel would progress the issues raised in answering these questions.

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IMPORTANT ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTS

Health Effects of Chernobyl: 25 years after the reactor catastrophe. April 2011. German Affiliate of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) and Gesellschaft für e.V.
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Not So Sexy: The Health Risks of Secret Chemicals in Fragrance from The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics www.SafeCosmetics.org
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Radiation Fact Sheet prepared for the President's Cancer Panel on Radiation and Cancer forum January 2009
State of the Evidence. 2010 report from Breast Cancer Fund and Breast Cancer Action
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The Consumer Guide to Toxic Chemicals in Cars MODEL YEAR 2006/2007 GUIDE TO NEW VEHICLES from The Ecology Center http://www.healthycar.org

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Exposure (To Stressors) Autism Spectrum Disorders by Larry L. Needham, Ph.D. of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (28 pages)
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Out of Control on Purpose: DOE’s Dispersal of Radioactive Waste into Landfills and Consumer Products Nuclear Information and Resource Service http://www.nirs.org/radwaste/outofcontrol/outofcontrol.htm

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Dust Report from the Safer Products Project "The first U.S. study to test household dust for a new and wide variety of chemicals found that we are exposed to a “toxic cocktail” every day in our homes, breathing dust emitted from commonly used products" http://www.@safer-products.org
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Examples of political interference in science - Union of Concerened Scientists http://www.ucsusa.org/scientific_integrity/interference/a-to-z-alphabetical.html#BY_AGENCY

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Father's Day Report: Men, Boys, and Environmental Health Threats from the Canadian Partnership for Children's Health and the Environment
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Toxic Wastes and Race at Twenty 1987—2007 A Report Prepared for the United Church of Christ Justice & Witness Ministries
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The Falling Age of Puberty by Sandra Steingraber - Report on girls' early puberty from the Breast Cancer Fund

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Environmental and Occupational Causes of Cancer: New Evidence, 2005-2007. Prepared for Cancer Working Group of the Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE) by Richard W. Clapp, Molly M. Jacobs, and Edward L. Loechler.
BioInitiative Report: A Rationale for a Biologically-based Public Exposure Standard for Electromagnetic Fields (ELF and RF) August 31, 2007 (610 pages)
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BioInitiative Report: A Rationale for a Biologically-based Public Exposure Standard for Electromagnetic Fields (ELF and RF) August 31, 2007 - SUMMARY ONLY
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BioInitiative Report: A Rationale for a Biologically-based Public Exposure Standard for Electromagnetic Fields (ELF and RF) August 31, 2007 - TABLE OF CONCLUSIONS TO GO WITH SUMMARY
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Toxic Chemicals in Products: Financial Risks and Opportunities - VIDEO produced by Strategic Video (http://www.strategicvideo.net) for the Investor Environmental Health Network. 20 minutes.
A Decade of Children’s Environmental Health Research: Highlights from EPA’s Science to Achieve Results Program. December 2007

Poisons on Pets: Health Hazards from Flea and Tick Products

This November 2000 NRDC report highlights the potential health hazards to humans and pets from flea collars and other flea and tick control products. The report recommends that the EPA ban the use of an entire class of these products -- those using organophosphates. It also offers recommendations for pet owners on combating fleas and ticks with a variety of simple non-chemical steps and/or by applying safer products, including insect growth regulators.
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VIDEOS

Chemical Sensitivity: A 15-Minute Introduction. This DVD includes information about the development of multiple chemical sensitivity among veterans of the 1991 Gulf War and First Responders and others exposed to the World Trade Center toxins. From Available for viewing on the Chemical Sensitivity Foundation website. A Johnson/Startzman Film.
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The Toxic Clouds of 9/11: A Looming Health Disaster. Produced and Directed by Alison Johnson
Johnson/Startzman Films, 2006. Direct TV aired The Toxic Clouds of 9/11 nationwide in in late 2007 and early 2008.
Gulf War Syndrome: Aftermath of a Toxic Battlefield. A 60-minute DVD produced and directed by Alison Johnson
Johnson/Startzman Films, 2000.
Beyond Treason: What you don't know about your government could kill you...
Department of Defense documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act expose the horrific underworld of the disposable army mentality and the government funded experimentation upon US citizens conducted without their knowledge or consent.
Written, Produced, Edited, & Directed by William Lewis; Co-Produced & Narrated by Joyce Riley
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Exposed. 39 minute video about katherine Devoir who has MCS. Featured video on Free Speech website. (Note that Free Speech has 1500 videos on line. Go to the site and click on "search videos.")
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MCS ORGANIZATION AND ISSUES

Re|Shelter. A 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to help ameliorate the housing crisis for those with MCS. Click here to visit
The Chemical Sensitivity Foundation. a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, is to raise public awareness about multiple chemical sensitivity. The Chemical Sensitivity Foundation is working to encourage research to further validate the existence of multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS).
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The Chemical Injury Information Network (CIIN), a support and advocacy organization dealing with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS), run by the chemically injured for the benefit of the chemically injured. Focuses primarily on education, credible research into MCS, and the empowerment of the chemically injured.
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MCS Global. "Our Website Campaign is to bring Awareness, Information and Education to the global population of the disastrous human health and environmental health consequences as a result of global chemical pollution . . ."
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The Environmental Illness Resource is an information resource and interactive community site for people suffering from a range of chronic illnesses which are poorly understood and for which there is currently very limited healthcare available.
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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
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ASEHA is a voluntary community organisation giving support to people with allergy, food intolerance, multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)/Fibromyalgia.
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Environmental Health Network, CA: An advocacy organization -- a resource site. We all are stakeholders when it comes to breathing.©
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IMPORTANT EDUCATIONAL WEBSITES

Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP). A premier, open-access journal on health and environment published by the National Institute of Environmental Health Science (NIEHS). http://www.ehponline.org
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Our Stolen Future website: http://www.ourstolenfuture.org (The site for the book Our Stolen Future by Colborn, Dumanoski, Myers; has new toxicological research and discussion of its meaning.)

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OTHER VALUABLE ORGANIZATIONS

Kiva. Help indigenous people do small business with a small $25 loan. (Be sure to look in detail at what each person will do with her/his loan. Some are actually buying pesticides. But many are starting responsible small businesses.)
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