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Chemical Injury
Children
Detoxification
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Hospitalization
Housing
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Humor
MCS
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Books
Art Materials
The Artist's Complete Health and Safety Guide, Monona Rossol. New York: Allwort. December 2001. Paperback.
www.amazon.com

Overexposure: Health Hazards in Photography/Everything You Need to Know About Photographic Materials and Processes to Make Your Workplace Safe and C, Susan D. Shaw, Monona Rossol (Contributor) (Paperback - October 1991) www.amazon.com

Editor's Note: The artist sources on this page, are not written exclusively for MCS persons. The chemcally injured must check with their doctor and use extreme caution with any chemicals or materials to prevent further injury. In particular, photographic chemicals, are dangerous for chemically sensitive persons.

Chemical Injury
A Job to Die For: Why So Many Americans are Killed, Injured or Made Ill at Work and What to Do About It, Lisa Cullen www.commoncouragepress.com/cullen_job.html
Body Toxic: An Environmental Memoir, Susanne Antonetta.
www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-form/103-3112303-4962202
Hardcover - 256 pages (May 22, 2001) Counterpoint Press; ISBN: 1582431167

Casualties of Progress: Personal Histories from the Chemically Sensitive, Alison Johnson (Editor). MCS Information Exchange. January 2000. Paperback. 60 stories of chemical injury from all walks of life and ages. The list includes health care professionals, psychologists, professors, students, veterans, clergy, chemical technicians and children. www.amazon.com

Chemical Exposure and Disease: Diagnostic and Investigative Techniques, Janette D. Sherman, M. D. Provides investigative and diagnostic techniques for the lay reader as well as the medical and legal community. It is easy to understand and gives case studies for all body systems. Pesticides are covered in depth as are other inherently dangerous industries, including waste disposal, incineration, and the manufacture and use of plastics, paints, and solvents. Extensive bibliographic sources are provided, including historical references, dispelling the notion that "more studies are needed" before we can take action to prevent harm. www.janettesherman.org/books.html

Toxic Psychiatry: Why therapy, empathy, and love must replace the drugs, electroshock, and biochemical theories of the “new psychiatry.” Peter R. Breggin, M.D. Paperback edition published 1994 by St. Martin's Press .www.breggin.com/prbbooks.html

When Smoke Ran Like Water: Tales of Environmental Deception and the Battle Against Pollution, Devra Davis. Basic Books; November 2002. Publishers Weekly says: "Davis, one of the world's leading epidemiologists and researchers on environmentally linked illness, writes about her lifelong battle against environmental pollution in strong prose, underlined with some horrifying stories." She calculates the cost of inaction on public-health air-pollution studies, and wonders why government won't use them to make decisions about public transport, light, heat and energy. Available at www.amazon.com

Children
Chemical Time Bomb. Doris Rapp, MD. Now available for pre-order. This 297-page book is about chemicals and how they are hurting us, our children, all wildlife and our planet. Find out how to protect yourself and your loved ones, We have polluted our air, water, soil, food, homes, schools and workplaces and we must stop it. www.drrapp.com/products.html

Desk Reference for Pediatricians. The Vulnerability, Sensitivity, and Resiliency of the Developing Embryo, Infant, Child, and Adolescent to the Effects of Environmental Chemicals, Drugs, and Physical Agents as Compared to the Adult Pediatrics 2004; 113: 932. The April issue of the journal, Pediatrics published a 200-page supplement compiled by the U.S. EPA and the American Academy of Pediatrics about environmental hazards that threaten the health of fetuses, infants and children. The report, intended as a desk reference for medical professionals, is a collection of scientific papers addressing such health threats as mercury, lead, pesticides, PCBs, electromagnetic waves, and dioxin, including the dangers of low-level exposure. pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/vol113/issue4/index.shtml It can be downloaded for a fee at www.pediatrics.org

Is This Your Child? Doris Rap, MD. This 627-page “how to” book describes how typical allergies and environmental illness overlap, and details the typical and less-readily recognized clues in various infants, toddlers, children, adolescents, or adults. It is one of the rare books on allergies that explains how to recognize, test and treat infants. www.drrapp.com/products.html

Is This Your Child's World? Doris Rapp, MD. Identifies the major symptoms of potentially unrecognized allergies such as... Allergic Nose Rub, Eye Circles, Red Ears, Red Cheeks, Aggression, Lack of Alertness. www.drrapp.com/products.html

Our Children's Toxic Legacy: How Science and Law Fail to Protect Us from Pesticides, John Wargo. Yale University Press, March 1998. This information is recommended for us to make more informed choices. www.amazon.com

Our Toxic World: Who is Looking After Our Children? Harold E. Buttram, MD and Richard Piccola, MHA. This book is available from Foresight/America for a list price of $14.95 and at discount prices for those who desire to buy in volume. The hardcopy book format has additional material, case histories and an Appendix showing parents how to detect the danger spots in environmentally contaminated school buildings. www.healing.org/Child-TOC.html

See below under Videos: Electromagnetic Field, Fixing Electric Wiring in Schools: A Video

Detoxification
Clear Body, Clear Mind: The Effective Purification Program, L. Ron Hubbard. Bridge Publications; June 2002. First to create detoxification with saunas and nutrition. www.amazon.com
 
Desperation Medicine. Ritchie C. Shoemaker, M.D., P.A. Gateway Press, Inc. Baltimore, MD, 2001. (350 pages)
To order by mail: Ritchie C. Shoemaker, M.D., P.O. Box 25, Pokomoke, MD 21851. $14.95 + $5.95 for shipping and handling. To order this book online, register with site below, then your order will be processed. Registration is free, with no obligation. www.chronicneurotoxins.com/prod_services/books_media.cfm
Dr. Shoemaker discovers a new detoxification protocol that gives relief for those with Lyme Disease, Pfiesteria, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Fungal Syndromes and MCS/EI. They all suffer with chronic, neurotoxin-mediated illnesses. His perspective of MCS/EI appears in "Getting Behind 'Sick Building Syndrome.'" See how chemical damage to the environment can effect us, in "Showdown. Confrontation with a Toxic Invader" and "Chronicles from a Poisoned Landscape." He educates us about political coverups and manipulation of scientific findings in "The Appearance of Good Science."

I Was Poisoned by My Body . . . Gloria Gilbere, N.D., D. A. Hom., Ph.D. If colon and digestive disorders are significant symptoms, this book provides information on the treatment including detoxification for autoimmune disorders, inflammatory diseases and multiple chemical sensitivity. To order from publisher: 800-345-6665 or online www.luckypress.com

Tired or Toxic, Sherry A. Rogers. Prestige Publishers; December 1990. Medical doctor who treats MCS. www.amazon.com

The Gerson Therapy: The Amazing Nutritional Program for Cancer and Other Illnesses, Charlotte Gerson, Morton, D.P.M. Kensington Pub Corp; October 2001. Detoxification through the liver and nutrition for healing. www.amazon.com

The Cure for All Diseases, Hulda Regehr Clark. New Century Press; 17th edition. December 1995. Instruction and education of the role that chemicals and parasites play in illnesses, based on parasite, kidney, and liver cleanses. www.amazon.com

Detoxification

Disability, Social Security
Disability Workbook for Social Security Applicants:Managing Your Application for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits, Fifth Edition, by Douglas M. Smith, Attorney at Law. Physicians' Disability Services, Inc., 2001 This valuable workbook answers such questions as: What is Social Security Disability Insurance? How do I prove disability? How do I appeal when benefits are denied? How do I get and organize evidence? How do I monitor my case? How do I respond to continuing disability reviews? Includes worksheets, charts, frequently asked questions, and more. 140 pages, softcover. $19.95 plus $4.50 shipping/handling. Send check/money order to: Physicians' Disability Services, Inc., P.O. Box 827, Arnold, MD 21012. phone: 410/431-5279.
 
Food
Allergy Alert Cookbook - The World's Best From East To West. allergyalertcook.com/default.asp
Please note: All MCS/EIs vary in their food allergies. Always check with your doctor and test foods carefully.
Hospitalization
Healthier Hospitals. Toni Temple. A 28 page booklet written by the combined efforts of the author, an MCS victim, and two greater Cleveland, Ohio, area hospitals. The book educates hospital administration, staff and medical personal on proper care and consideration for the special needs of MCS patients. It improves access for those hospital patients who suffer from this disability. Order from NEEDS 1-800-634-1380, booklet not available on website.
 
Housing
Understanding and Accommodating Multiple Chemical Sensitivity in Independent Living, Pam Gibson. I have written a 50 page booklet for the Independent Living Research. Utilization has gone to all of the independent living centers and vocational rehab centers as well as to other disablity organizations. It is available free on line and may be helpful to people who are having trouble getting accommodations or getting professionals to take them seriously. I received helpful input from both Ann McCampbell and Susan Molloy in the project. www.ilru.org/ilnet/files/bookshelf/mcs/mcsindex.html
www.ilru.org/Publications/dateShelf.html
If people cannot use computers, I have a limited number of hard copies. Pam Gibson, James Madison University
 
Household Products
Clean and Green: The Complete Guide to Non-Toxic and Environmentally Safe Housekeeping, Annie Berthold-Bond (Paperback - October 1994) www.amazon.com

Better Basics for the Home: Simple Solutions for Less Toxic Living, Annie Berthold-Bond (Paperback - June 1999) www.amazon.com

The Green Kitchen Handbook: Practical Advice, References, & Sources for Transforming the Center of Your Home into a Healthy, Livable Place, Annie Berthold-Bond (Author) (Paperback - March 1997) www.amazon.com

Home Safe Home: Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Everyday Toxics and Harmful Household Products in the Home, Debra Dadd-Redalia, Debra Lynn Dadd (Paperback - June 1997) www.amazon.com

Healing Environments: Your Guide to Indoor Well Being, Carol Venolia, Debra Lynn Dadd (Paperback - July 1988) www.amazon.com

Humor
MCS Resources for Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. Entire text of "What Would Terry Do?" humorous book about MCS for your reading pleasure. www.princesstigerlily.com/mcs/index.html
 
MCS
Casualties of Progress : Personal Histories from the Chemically Sensitive, Alison Johnson (Editor) Paperback / MCS Information Exchange / January 2000. www.amazon.com
Medical and Treatment
An Alternative Approach to Allergies: The New Field Of Clinical Ecology Unravels the Environmental Causes of Mental and Physical Ills, Theron G. Randolph, Ralph W. Moss (Contributor) Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; January 1980. www.amazon.com
 
Chemical Sensitivity. The four volumes in Dr. William Rea's series of medical textbooks, CRC Press, and Lewis Publishers.
Chemical Sensitivity Vol. 1 - Principles and Mechanisms 1992 pages 1-533 is about the basic science of the body's metabolism effected by pollutants. What is chemical sensitivity? How do you diagnose and treat these symptoms? What's the role of the immune and non-immune mechanisms to explain the body's processing of pollutants? How do you nutritionally fuel the endocrine, immunological and neurological systems to respond to exposure? www.ehcd.com/books/chemsens.html
Chemical Sensitivity Vol. 3 - Clinical Manifestation of Pollutant Overload - 1996 pages 1105 - 2015 describes the clinical syndromes that are environmentally triggered. How do pollutants effect the various anatomical systems - ENT/Upper Respiratory, Lower Respiratory, Chest Wall and Breast, Cardiovascular, Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary, Musculoskeletal, Endocrine, Skin, Nervous,and Ophthalmalogical? What effect do pollutants have on the unique susceptibility of children? www.ehcd.com/books/chemsens.html
Chemical Sensitivity, Vol. 4 - Tools of Diagnosis and Methods of Treatment 1998 pages 2016 - 2924 presents the tools of diagnosis and methods of treatment. This volume also includes History and Physical; laboratory and ECU; avoidance of air, water and food; heat depuration and physical therapy, and much more. www.ehcd.com/books/chemsens.html

Chemical Time Bomb. Doris Rapp, MD. Now available for pre-order. This 297-page book is about chemicals and how they are hurting us, our children, all wildlife and our planet. Find out how to protect yourself and your loved ones, We have polluted our air, water, soil, food, homes, schools and workplaces and we must stop it. www.drrapp.com/products.html

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: A Survival Guide, Pamela Reed Gibson. Published by New Hardinger Publishers, February 2000. See 25 sample pages at www.amazon.com

Our Toxic World. Doris J. Rapp, M.D. This 511-page book is about chemicals and how they can hurting us, our children, all wildlife and our planet. Find out how to protect yourself and your loved ones, We have polluted our air, water, soil, food, homes, schools and workplaces and we must stop it. Chemicals damage • our immune systems causing infections, allergies and cancer, • our endocrine system causing thyroid disease and diabetes, our nervous system causing learning and behavior problems and • our reproductive system causing major sexual difficulties. We now have epidemics of ADHD, cancer, fatigue, headaches, obesity, early puberty, sterility, brain defects, muscle and visual problems to name only a few. We must stop and figure out why. Eliminate the cause and there's nothing to treat. 1421 Colvin Blvd • Buffalo, New York 14223 Phone: 716-875-0398 • Fax 716-875-5399 • Email drrappmd@aol.com To order: www.drrapp.com/products.html

Staying Well in a Toxic World: Understanding Environmental Illness, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, Chemical Injuries, and Sick Building Syndrome, Lynn Lawson. Lynnwood Press, July 1996. Paperback. www.bn.com

Tapping the Healer Within, Roger J. Callahan, Ph.D. Hardcover - 240 pages (December 11, 2000) McGraw Hill. Recommended by psychologist, Nancy A Didriksen, that is MCS/EI and counsels those with MCS. For more about Dr. Didriksen, see Environmental Consultants and Psychological Counseling

The Healing Nutrients Within: Facts, Findings, and New Research on Amino Acids, Eric R. Braverman, Carl C. Pfeiffer, Laura Ticciati. Keats Publishing, Inc. February 1997. The success and treatment of MCS/EI with amino acids is on the rise. (Sorry, book out of print, but used copies available.) www.amazon.com

 
Perfumes and Fragrances
Get A Whiff Of This: Perfumes (fragrances) -- the Invisible Chemical Poisons, Connie Pitts. The book contains the author's personal story, scientific abstracts, information on a petition filed against the FDA, a chemical analysis, letters and opinions from expert doctors, and much more. This book is great for educating doctors, family members and friends, and its main purpose is to educate unsuspecting consumers. Rosalind C. Anderson, Ph.D. wrote a fabulous foreword. The book can be ordered directly through www.1stbooks.com or their toll-free number, 1-888-280-7715, or www.amazon.com and www.bn.com
 
Pesticide Reference
Organophosphates and Health, Lakshman Karalliedde (Editor), Stanley Feldman (Editor), John Henry (Editor), Timothy Marrs (Editor) Hardcover: 512 pages ; Publisher: Imperial College Press; (December 2001) This text covers the health aspects of using organophosphates and features discussions on related social, economic, environmental and agricultural issues. It is written for scientists, medical personnel, environmentalists, agriculturalists and those in public health and occupational medicine. www.amazon.com
 
Designer Poisons: How to Protect Your Health and Home from Toxic Pesticides. Marion Moses, M.D., 1995. Soft cover, 413 pp. www.amazon.com
Book Review: Richard Alexander, The Consumer Law Page. "Written by one of the nation's foremost authorities on pesticides, Dr. Marion Moses, Designer Poisons' major focus is on chronic effects: the seemingly small, and apparently minor, exposures which occur on a regular basis over a long period of time but which tragically result in cancer, reproductive disorders, and damage to the brain and nervous system. . . . The book is packed with unique, detailed tables listing potential chronic effects for the active ingredients in hundreds of brand name products sold over-the-counter and used by professional exterminators in the home, on humans, pets, and lawns. It also cross indexes chemical names with trade and generic names. . . . This book is an invaluable reference for assessing potential pesticide-related illnesses and evaluating the responsibility of manufacturers for resulting injuries."
consumerlawpage.com/article/designer.shtml
 
Photographic Essay
The Dispossessed: Living with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities. Photographs and text by Rhonda Zwillinger.
Available from: The Dispossessed Outreach Project, P.O. Box 402, Paulden, AZ 86334.
Phone: 520-636-2802 E-mail: rzdisp@northlink.com
To see preview photos and order: www.mcsrr.org/dispossessed/#order
Please click on photos for larger views, to be able to appreciate her photographs as art.
Workplace
I'd Rather Be Working: A Step-by-Step Guide to Financial Self-Support for People with Chronic Illness. Gayle Backstrom. At last, a realistic look at the resources and opportunities available to those determined to thrive in the face of chronic illness. Those living with chronic illness face many unique challenges, and among the most daunting can be the search for meaningful, well-paying employment and the challenge of providing for oneself. This first-of-its-kind guide helps readers evaluate their own abilities and limitations, set financial goals, conduct effective job searches, and identify and utilize government and other resources. A refreshing, constructive look at professional and personal issues, this book is a use-it-now resource to put the reader on the road to financial stability and genuine accomplishment, featuring invaluable sections on: o Setting goals to meet abilities and limitations to Self-assessment and career guidance o Training, vocational rehabilitation, and long distance learning-and the potential earnings payoff o The Americans with Disabilities Act, recent Supreme Court decisions, and the latest developments in assistive technologies. About the Author Gayle Backstrom (Denton, TX), the author of The Resource Guide for the Disabled and When Muscle Pain Won't Go Away, has had fibromyalgia since childhood. She has taught college courses in technical writing and business communications.
Career/Self-Development Paperback o 224 pages. 0-8144-7115-3 $14.95
www.amanet.org/books/catalog/0814471153.htm
Videos
 
Children
Our Children at Risk is a 30 minute documentary video which explores the latest scientific research linking environmental toxins to children's health problems. Based on interviews with leading experts in the field, this program helps parents understand the issues and learn what they can do in their homes, schools and communities. You can read more about this video at www.grassrootsinfo.org/ocar/ocar.html
 
Electromagnetic Field
Bad Reception: The Wireless Revolution in San Francisco is a one-hour documentary on the struggle in San Francisco to keep potentially dangerous cellular phone antennas away from schools, residences and health care centers. The Anderson Valley Advertiser, Northern California's leading weekly newspaper, has called the film "compelling, professionally done. . . highly recommended." VHS copies are now available for purchase at Free Speech TV's website for $30 (US) Go to www.freespeech.org or directly to the on-line store at www.theconnextion.com/index.cfm?ArtistID=135&NoFrame=Yes
Bad Reception can also be ordered by phone at 1-888-606-6874 in the U.S. or Canada or 1-817-651-3668 elsewhere in the world (PAL copies are available).
Fixing Electric Wiring in Schools: A Video. California EMF Program.
Due to public concern regarding electric and magnetic field (EMF) exposure and children's health, the California EMF Program has focused attention on EMF in schools. To determine EMF levels and sources in California public schools, the California EMF Program conducted the California School Magnetic Field Exposure Assessment Survey. While collecting EMF measurements for this survey, it was discovered that many of the 89 schools surveyed had improperly connected electrical wiring. Not only are these wiring errors the most common source of elevated magnetic fields in schools, but they may violate state and local electrical codes and could be a potential fire hazard.
It is currently unknown whether EMF is a health hazard. However, by evaluating electrical breaker boxes, schools can determine whether their wiring violates electrical codes, and should, therefore, be corrected.
www.dhs.cahwnet.gov/ehib/emf/a_wiring_video.html
 
Suggested Protocol for School Electricians for Correcting Wiring Errors C
ausing Net Current Magnetic Fields Wiring Protocol
To obtain a wiring video:
Karl Riley, RR-1, Box 361A, Edgartown, MA 02539. Phone: (508) 627-4719
kriley3@ix.netcom.com
MCS
Funny, You Don’t Look Sick, An Autobiography of an Illness. Produced by Susan Abod and Lisa Pontoppidan, 1995. Color, 64 mins, VHS video
This intimate documentary self-portrait is told with humor and compassion. Susan Abod is a woman living with Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) or Environmental Illness. Filmed over a period of 18 months in 1994-95, Susan describes in detail the nature of her illness, illustrates her daily routine, and gives us a guided tour of her environmentally “safe” apartment. Comments from Susan’s numerous doctors and a visit with her CFIDS support group offer further insights in this illuminating, firsthand report on a baffling, twenty-first century disease.
www.susanabod.com

Safe (1995) Starring: Julianne Moore, Peter Friedman Director: Todd Haynes. The first feature length film about a suburban housewife stricken with MCS. The director portrays the onset of MCS and the destructive effect on a family with accuracy and insight. The way the plot is resolved misleads the uniformed audience, which is evident in the synopsis of the film. ". . . stark, disturbing, unusual psychological drama about a reclusive suburban housewife's mysterious, unnamed illness." www.reel.com/movie.asp?MID=8572 Check your local Blockbuster or Hollywood Video for rental, or available to buy online. www.blockbuster.com/bb/movie/details/0,7286,VID-V+++133599,00.html?

Pesticide Alternatives
Safe Pesticide Alternatives. Television Broadcast VideoTapes. Televised discussions with Steve Tvedten regarding the use of safe alternatives and the dangers of the use and misuse of poisonous pesticides. This three part series, can be used to educate anyone from your neighbors, local politicians, broadcast on local cable stations, or additions to local public libraries. Also available to order, is a 6 part discussion series with Steve on the use and misuse of dangerous poisonous pesticides, which includes talks about topics such as the West Nile Virus, MCS community, Agent Orange etc.  Contact Linda at info@safe2use.com

Toxic Trail is a television documentary which was broadcast in two parts on BBC World. The documentary starts in Thailand and follows the flow of pesticides into Cambodia where they are posing a serious threat to human health and the environment. The documentary also looks at how farmers are learning about ecology and discovering how to produce crops with less pesticides, often eliminating these toxic chemicals altogether. Order a copy of the documentary from the site. This website provides additional information about the issues which are shown in the Toxic Trail documentary. Here you can... ...view a set of fact-sheets about the hazards associated with pesticides, and alternative approaches which have been adopted in parts of Asia [The Issues] ...find out more about the organisations involved in making the Toxic Trail documentary [Partners] ...download scientific papers and training materials, and connect to other websites, which provide more information about pesticides and the harm they cause [Resources] www.toxictrail.org

 
Schools
Environmentally Sick Schools. This 90-minute video illustrates the concepts and children described in detail in the book, Is This Your Child's World?, by Doris Rapp, MD. When you read about a child whose parents are distraught because the child is "above and beyond", you will see that child react to something that causes his/her unacceptable behavior. www.drrapp.com/products.htm

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