Chemically Sensitive?

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:

Safer Travel Directory

LINK to site with book available

MCS Survivors

LINK to organization for Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and Environmental Illness

Our Little Place - Info on MCS

LINK to articles, links

Article by Sheila Bastien, Ph.D.

LINK to Berkley, CA-based Psychologist from a presentation

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

LINK to referrals and resources

Am Academy of Environmental Medicine

LINK to professional organization "Achieving Optimal Health in a Complex Environment"

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