Sometimes receiving chemotherapy makes people very sensitive to chemicals in the environment. Some people, including Ann Fonfa, founder of the Annie Appleseed Project, become chemically sensitive in some other way.
This happened to Ann in 1989 - probably a result of some exposures in a workplace environment. It is also called Environmental Illness.
Most of the people with this problem react to similar things and then each may have their own 'dangers' to face.
Common triggers include new carpets (formalehyde and more), fresh paint, commercially-available cleaning products including laundry detergents, chlorine, metal polishes, (artifical) potpourri, air-fresheners, scented soaps, perfumes especially with artificial ingredients, printing ink, and much more.
At this time - November 2005, there are some resources for chemically-sensitive people.
They include the following:
LINK to site with book available
LINK to organization
for Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
and Environmental Illness
LINK to articles, links
LINK to Berkley, CA-based
Psychologist from a presentation
LINK to referrals and resources
LINK to professional organization
"Achieving Optimal Health in a
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