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New Publications on fragranced product emissions, essential oils, exposures, and their effects on health by Anne Steinemann PhD.

Anne Steinemann PhD has just released some fantastic journal articles regarding fragranced product emissions, essential oils, exposures, and their effects on health. I’m sharing them below with her permission. Be sure to check them out and share them with others. (1) The Fragranced Products Phenomenon: Air Quality and Health, Science and Policy*Obtain a Copy of… Continue reading New Publications on fragranced product emissions, essential oils, exposures, and their effects on health by Anne Steinemann PhD.

aerotoxic syndrome · Allergies and Asthma · Americans with Disabilities Act · Green Living · Health Issues from Mold Exposure · How I feel · In the news · MCS · MCS Clothing · Sick Buildings · TILT

New Line of Clothing Highlights Fragrance & Chemical Sensitivity

This Friday, June 5th, 2020, a new line of official Chemical Free Gal™ merchandise for men and women will be available for purchase. In the future, I will also have items for children too. I’m so excited as this is something I’ve wanted to do for several years now. Quietly, I’ve been designing and putting some… Continue reading New Line of Clothing Highlights Fragrance & Chemical Sensitivity

aerotoxic syndrome · Allergies and Asthma · Americans with Disabilities Act · Baby & Child Health · Dr. Anne Steinemann · MCS · Sick Buildings · TILT · Toxic Household Items

Sample Letter for Establishments Using Air Fresheners and Fragranced Products

Hello, world. How’s everyone doing amidst this pandemic? Things sure have turned into an absolute circus lately, and I worry that those of us who already had limited access to many establishments will be forced even farther away as businesses employ the use of stronger chemicals and fragranced cleaners to sanitize surfaces and restrooms. Dealing… Continue reading Sample Letter for Establishments Using Air Fresheners and Fragranced Products

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Two Ingredient Fragrance Free DIY Hand Sanitizer

I’ve been getting some messages about how to make hand sanitizers. Although I do believe they can be helpful in certain circumstances, I’m a bit hesitant to share this information because hand sanitizers shouldn’t replace proper handwashing. Also, hand sanitizers can be made incorrectly giving you a false sense of security. Right now people are… Continue reading Two Ingredient Fragrance Free DIY Hand Sanitizer

Baby & Child Health · CIRS · Health Issues from Mold Exposure · Health News · In the news · MCS · Mold · Sick Buildings · TILT · Toxic Household Items · Uncategorized

New Studies by Dr. Anne Steinemann on Fragranced Baby Products, Essential Oils, Indoor Air Quality & More

A few months back Dr. Anne Steinemann sent me some of her new studies. I am posting below, with her permission what she sent me. These studies were conducted in collaboration with some of her students and colleagues and are worth looking at. Please feel free to share with others! Knowledge is power. (1) Fragranced baby products (both regular and… Continue reading New Studies by Dr. Anne Steinemann on Fragranced Baby Products, Essential Oils, Indoor Air Quality & More

Baby & Child Health · MCS · TILT

Get The Skinny On Toxic Fragrances in Aveda & Other Beauty Products

I am amazed at the number of people I run into who recommend I try Aveda products because of their safety and purity. Without going too far into dissecting all of their products and telling you which ones use GMOs and which ones have bad ratings by the Environmental Working Group I will just focus… Continue reading Get The Skinny On Toxic Fragrances in Aveda & Other Beauty Products

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Dr. Anne Steinemann Publications on Fragrance

“Dr. Anne C. Steinemann is an internationally recognized expert on pollutant exposures and associated health effects, including topics of indoor air quality, consumer product testing and evaluation, exposure assessment, and healthy homes and communities. She is currently Professor of Civil Engineering, and Chair of Sustainable Cities, at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She was previously… Continue reading Dr. Anne Steinemann Publications on Fragrance

Dr. Anne Steinemann Publications on Fragrance

“Dr. Anne C. Steinemann is an internationally recognized expert on pollutant exposures and associated health effects, including topics of indoor air quality, consumer product testing and evaluation, exposure assessment, and healthy homes and communities. She is currently Professor of Civil Engineering, and Chair of Sustainable Cities, at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She was previously… Continue reading Dr. Anne Steinemann Publications on Fragrance

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How to Be Fragrance Free

How to Be Fragrance Free Chemically sensitive people vary in their reactions to scents and chemicals, smoke and pet dander. As a general rule, when attending a fragrance-free event or visiting a chemically sensitive person, the more thoroughly you can rid yourself of scents, smoke, pet hair, and chemicals, the better. Begin preparation as far… Continue reading How to Be Fragrance Free

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Organic Winter Tea – Enjoy the fragrances and tastes of the upcoming season, in your cup!

Time has flown past us this year.  In just a few weeks people all over the world will be celebrating the holidays.  I know for me December smells of gingerbread, cinnamon, cloves, curry, fruit pies, and hot cocoa.  Not to mention some fabulous homemade dishes. This year I wanted to share my Favorite Winter Tea… Continue reading Organic Winter Tea – Enjoy the fragrances and tastes of the upcoming season, in your cup!

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Could Your Environment Be Making You Sick? Podcast Episode 3

Hi there! Episode three of Chemical Free Gal’s Podcast is now live. I didn’t know that mold was the cause of my health problems until it was too late. No one told me when I was young, healthy, and vibrant, that mold could annihilate me and leave me sick for years. I wish I would… Continue reading Could Your Environment Be Making You Sick? Podcast Episode 3

Allergies and Asthma · Americans with Disabilities Act · CIRS · Dr. Anne Steinemann · Green Living · Health Issues from Mold Exposure · Health News · In the news · MCS · MCS Clothing · Mold · Mycotoxins · Sick Buildings · TILT

Today Is Launch Day! (Grab 15% off NOW) on Official Chemical Free Gal™ Merch

Hi guys! As promised, today is the day you get to purchase items from the Official Chemical Free Gal™ merchandise storefront. I’ve done a few collaborations with our sister store CYRACARO so be sure to check out those items as well. The Chemical Free Gal™ storefront will focus on raising awareness through fashion for Invisible… Continue reading Today Is Launch Day! (Grab 15% off NOW) on Official Chemical Free Gal™ Merch

Allergies and Asthma · Flu & Cold · God's Green Herbs · Green Living · Healthy Recipes · Herbs & Diet · Immune System · organic food · recipes

Have You Made Fire Cider? Check Out This Easy Recipe

When I first learned about fire cider as a teenager, I envisioned a dragon breathing out fire. Something about the name made me feel as if it was some magical drink that would make one breathe out fire.  So what exactly is fire cider? Fire cider is a tonic made by infusing herbs, fruits, and… Continue reading Have You Made Fire Cider? Check Out This Easy Recipe

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Look For The Helpers – Reflections Amidst The Coronavirus Pandemic

I just wanted to take a moment to encourage you during these crazy times that we’re going through. I’ve been trying to write this post for the last two weeks but haven’t been feeling well enough to do so. I had a bad chemical and mold exposure that pushed me over the edge and the… Continue reading Look For The Helpers – Reflections Amidst The Coronavirus Pandemic

CIRS · Health Issues from Mold Exposure · How I feel · MCS · Mold · Mycotoxins · TILT

What Does It Feel Like To Get Sick From Mold/Chemicals and How Can Friends and Family Offer Support

In this post, I would like to talk about some of the things that people go through after they are injured by chemicals, toxigenic mold and other toxins inside of water-damaged buildings. I also want to share helpful tips for friends and family members of those who are suffering through a series of impossible illnesses. I say… Continue reading What Does It Feel Like To Get Sick From Mold/Chemicals and How Can Friends and Family Offer Support

aerotoxic syndrome · Allergies and Asthma · Baby & Child Health · chemials in clothing · CIRS · Dr. Anne Steinemann · Health Issues from Mold Exposure · Mold · Mycotoxins · Sick Buildings · Toxic Food Ingredients/Additives · Toxic Household Items

How To Reduce and Avoid Problematic Exposures for Chemically Sensitive Individuals and Toxicant Induced Loss of Tolerance Sufferers

This article was created with the clinician and the patient in mind. It is a comprehensive resource that can be useful for medical practitioners and patients alike, to learn how they can better reduce and or avoid problematic exposures. Those of us who have been injured by chemicals and or toxic mold know first hand… Continue reading How To Reduce and Avoid Problematic Exposures for Chemically Sensitive Individuals and Toxicant Induced Loss of Tolerance Sufferers

aerotoxic syndrome · Allergies and Asthma · Americans with Disabilities Act · Baby & Child Health · CIRS · Health Issues from Mold Exposure · Health News · In the news · Sick Buildings · Toxic Household Items

Chemical Sensitivity: The Illness Crippling People, Dismissed By Doctors – Dr. Anne Steinemann Media Coverage

Watch an interview done with Dr. Anne Steinemann on chemical sensitivities and how it is affecting thousands of Australians. This condition is also known as Toxicant Induced Loss of Tolerance. For more media coverage of Dr. Anne Steinemann’s research please click on the links below. Newspaper and Magazine Articles; Television and Radio Programs ABC Radio… Continue reading Chemical Sensitivity: The Illness Crippling People, Dismissed By Doctors – Dr. Anne Steinemann Media Coverage

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March 2018 Study Finds That One in Four Americans Suffer When Exposed to Common Chemicals

I get so excited when I find out about new studies! The medical nerd in me jumps up and down. Why all the excitement? Well, today I received an email from Dr. Anne Steinemann telling me about a new study that just came out on the prevalence of multiple chemical sensitivities in the United States.… Continue reading March 2018 Study Finds That One in Four Americans Suffer When Exposed to Common Chemicals

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Hidden Hazards In Common Consumer Products & Their Effect On Indoor Environments & Health – Dr. Anne Steinemann Lecture

Why should you care about toxins in consumer products and environmental pollutants? Can you become sick from the everyday use of consumer personal products? Is it true that components in essential oils can emit hazardous air pollutants and also react with ozone in the air and create VOC’s like formaldehyde? What percentage of chronic diseases… Continue reading Hidden Hazards In Common Consumer Products & Their Effect On Indoor Environments & Health – Dr. Anne Steinemann Lecture

Baby & Child Health · cancer · Green Living · MCS · Toxic Household Items

To Tree Or Not To Tree – A Look Into The Hidden Chemicals In Artificial & Real Christmas Trees

Christmas time is here Happiness and cheer la la la, la la la la, la la la la la la The Christmas season is definitely my favorite time of year. It is a time to celebrate the beauty of life. A time to bless and be blessed. A time of prayer and reflection. In the… Continue reading To Tree Or Not To Tree – A Look Into The Hidden Chemicals In Artificial & Real Christmas Trees

Mold & Mycotoxin Helpful Links

Below is a list of  websites, physicians who treat TILT/MSC, Mold Illness and other illnesses caused by environmental exposures. You will also find scientific publications, information for clinicians, recommended reading and free downloads we have collected from various sites over the years.  There is valuable information for families and medical professionals alike. Websites Paradigm Change… Continue reading Mold & Mycotoxin Helpful Links

chemials in clothing · CIRS · Health Issues from Mold Exposure · How I feel · MCS · Mold · Mycotoxins · Sick Buildings · TILT

Back To School Facts for Someone with Chemical Intolerances

The school year is readily approaching and with it comes a string of problems for parents who suffer from chemical intolerances aka MCS and TILT . Below is an outline of important facts that may help teachers, parents, and others better understand those who are suffering from these disabling conditions. So just what are we… Continue reading Back To School Facts for Someone with Chemical Intolerances

Graphics & Quotes

Please feel free to download these graphics and share them. Just right click on each image to download or to share on social media.I’m always adding to my sharable graphics and quotes so check back often.

Chemical Sensitivity – Frequently Asked Questions

Questions from friends, family, and people in the community **Please note that MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity) is sometimes referred to as Toxic Injury, Environmental Illness and Toxicant Induced Loss of Tolerance TILT**  What is MCS? I have never heard of it, is it a real thing? The American Academy of Environmental Medicine says that MCS… Continue reading Chemical Sensitivity – Frequently Asked Questions

MCS/TILT Resources

Organizations Chemical Sensitivity Foundation Dedicated to raising public awareness about multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) http://www.chemicalsensitivityfoundation.org Chemical Injury Information Network Support and advocacy organization dealing with MCS http://www.ciin.org Human Ecology Action League Concerned about the health effects of environmental exposures http://www.healnatl.org National Center for Environmental Health Strategies Working to protect the public health and improve the… Continue reading MCS/TILT Resources

Americans with Disabilities Act · chemials in clothing · MCS · TILT

Things to keep in mind when you are visiting someone with Chemical Intolerances & Sensitivities

If you are reading this article it is probably because someone has sent it to you, someone who is suffering from an immune system condition like MCAD or an Environmental Illness like Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance sometimes referred to as MCS.  I would like to thank you for taking the time to read this article. Many… Continue reading Things to keep in mind when you are visiting someone with Chemical Intolerances & Sensitivities

Products for the Chemically Sensitive

Please note that there are various levels of chemical intolerances and sensitivities and what may work for one person may not work with another. Most of the products listed below can be purchased online at Vitacost, Amazon, or at a health food store. If you find that you have a reaction simply return the product.… Continue reading Products for the Chemically Sensitive

Chemical Free Housing

So many people with chemical sensitivities and conditions like CIRS and TILT are looking for safe housing. Housing that is free from mold, cigarette smoke and chemicals is hard to come by these days. Many families have opted for tiny homes or converted trailers and they live isolated from buildings and contaminated spaces. So what can you do… Continue reading Chemical Free Housing

MCS Research published from 2000 to June 2016

Selected Bibliography of Studies and Articles on Chemical Sensitivity Published in Peer-Reviewed Journals If the study you want to read does not have a link copy and paste the title of the study into google where you will most likely be taken to the study. Research published from 2000 to June 2016 Allergy Asthma Immunol… Continue reading MCS Research published from 2000 to June 2016

CIRS · Dr. Shoemaker · Health Issues from Mold Exposure · Mycotoxins · Sick Buildings

Scientific Study on Exposure to Water-Damaged Buildings, Mold, and Mycotoxins

The Scientific World Journal Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 767482, 20 pages http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/767482 Review Article A Review of the Mechanism of Injury and Treatment Approaches for Illness Resulting from Exposure to Water-Damaged Buildings, Mold, and Mycotoxins Janette Hope Environmental Medicine, 304 W. Los Olivos Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, USA Received 15 January 2013; Accepted 10 February 2013… Continue reading Scientific Study on Exposure to Water-Damaged Buildings, Mold, and Mycotoxins

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What is Toxic Injury Awareness Month?

May is Toxic Injury Awareness Month, it is the month to share, speak awareness and make your voice heard concerning Environmental Illnesses and Invisible Disabilities like TILT (Toxicant Induced Loss of Tolerance), MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity) and ME (Myalgic encephalomyelitis). Please share these short videos and links below with friends, family, coworkers, churchgoers and everyone in between… Continue reading What is Toxic Injury Awareness Month?

Myths and Facts About Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)

Myth: People who have negative reactions to fragrances simply have allergies. Why is it necessary to structure my life around someone’s allergies? Fact: Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, or MCS, is a progressive neurological disease that can result in death. Asthma, which often causes sensitivity to fragrance-containing products, can also result in death. Whereas people with allergies… Continue reading Myths and Facts About Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)

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Toxic Chemicals in Children’s Clothing Pushed This Father to Make a Documentary – Don’t Miss It – Watch For Free

In the past few weeks, I have learned of several people getting sick or having severe allergic reactions to items purchased from department stores and or local supermarkets. From name brand purses to all natural shampoos. Chemicals in everyday household products are sneaking into our children’s bodies and into our own bodies at an alarming… Continue reading Toxic Chemicals in Children’s Clothing Pushed This Father to Make a Documentary – Don’t Miss It – Watch For Free

Americans with Disabilities Act · Dental Health · How I feel · MCS

Educating People Makes Our Life Easier – Don’t let people violate the Americans with Disabilities Act

Hi guys! I know I have been away for a while. Life has been a bit crazy. I’ve been battling many ups and downs with my health but I am continually pushing forward. Today I wanted to post a bit about my experience these past few weeks and some of my frustration. These past few… Continue reading Educating People Makes Our Life Easier – Don’t let people violate the Americans with Disabilities Act

MCS · TILT

Myths and Facts About Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)

Myth: People who have negative reactions to fragrances simply have allergies. Why is it necessary to structure my life around someone’s allergies?  Fact: Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, or MCS, is a progressive neurological disease that can result in death. Asthma, which often causes sensitivity to fragrance-containing products, can also result in death. Whereas people with allergies… Continue reading Myths and Facts About Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)

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MCS Resources

Thank you for visiting this page and learning about MCS, CIRS, TILT and other illnesses caused by Environmental Toxins. If you have found this information useful and this page has helped you in any please consider making a tax deductible donation online via Helping Hands Ministries for my ongoing medical treatment and recovery by clicking here. All donations received by… Continue reading MCS Resources

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What is MCS

What is Multiple Chemical Sensitivity? Imagine not being able to leave your home because your neighbors laundry softer makes you have migraines, vomiting, tachycardia and muscle weakness just to name a few symptoms. Imagine not being able to hug or be near people with perfume because your lungs react so severely that you have to… Continue reading What is MCS

Green Living · Healthy Recipes · MCS · recipes · TILT

Green Cleaning Recipes

What are you cleaning with? Do you reach for Dawn to wash your dishes or Windex to clean your windows? Did you know that most commercial cleaning products contain endocrine and immune system disrupting chemicals? Bleach, toilet bowl cleaners, disinfecting sprays, deodorizers and many other cleaning products have ingredients in them that have been linked… Continue reading Green Cleaning Recipes

What is TILT/MCS

What does it mean when someone says they have ben diagnosed with TILT or MCS? Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance sometimes referred to as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Chemical Intolerance or Environmental Illness is a severe and debilitating condition. It is NOT a psychological or a psychosomatic condition as some medical practitioners have erroneously believed.  For more… Continue reading What is TILT/MCS

Allergies and Asthma · Baby & Child Health · Flu & Cold · God's Green Herbs · Health News · Mold · Pandemic preparedness

Ebola in the US – Important Preparation Info & Thoughts on Hospital Personnel

So according to the CDC,  MORE THAN 80 PEOPLE HAD CONTACT WITH THE TEXAS EBOLA PATIENT who was let go after checking into the ER and complaining of a fever and other symptoms. The man was sent home the same day with an antibiotic rather than being kept for further observation. Source This mind you,… Continue reading Ebola in the US – Important Preparation Info & Thoughts on Hospital Personnel

CIRS · MCS · Mold · Mycotoxins

My Experience & Using Diet to Combat the Health Effects of Mold Exposure

Because I know so many people who are dealing with this malady I am going to share just a bit of my story and what has helped me cope with my current health issues. I hope you are encouraged. Please feel free to share this post with others on your FB pages and other social media… Continue reading My Experience & Using Diet to Combat the Health Effects of Mold Exposure

Toxic Mold Resources

Below is a list of  websites, physicians who treat MSC, Mold Illness and other Environmental Illnesses. You will also find scientific publications, information for clinicians, recommended reading and free downloads we have collected from various sites over the years.  There is valuable information for families and medical professionals alike.   Websites Environmental Medicine Doctors in… Continue reading Toxic Mold Resources

Videos on MCS & Biotoxin Illness

Mold expert, Keith Berndtson, MD shares tips about treating and preventing mold toxicity. Chemical Sensitivity in the Average Person – Chronic Health Effects of Mold and Chemicals A presentation and Q&A by Dr. Lisa Nagy, M.D.. Dr. Nagy presented her compelling evidence and recommendations for a healthier world at Creating Safe Havens in a Toxic,… Continue reading Videos on MCS & Biotoxin Illness

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Hi and Welcome to Chemical Free Gal, previously Moms Mold Resources. This site and everything here is a result of my love for family and health and my desire to help others find answers. Prior to starting this site, I ran several international blogs on health and wellness with subscribers in over 200 countries. I… Continue reading About

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Herbal Remedies for Nasal Congestion, Stys & More

It’s cold outside and oh baby, people around us sure have been getting sick.  So this morning I wanted to take some time and cover a few quick remedies that you can refer to time and time again.Often when I teach about natural remedies, the question I get the most is: “What can I do… Continue reading Herbal Remedies for Nasal Congestion, Stys & More

Allergies and Asthma · Beauty and Skin Care · Flu & Cold · God's Green Herbs · Green Living

How to Use Himalayan Salt for Healing

Source : http://www.mercola.com Your skin is an excretory organ that mirrors the condition of your intestines. When you take a salt water (brine) bath, the salt minerals penetrate your skin in form of ions. This stimulation will cause natural cell growth in your living cell layers. Bio-energetic weak points will be balanced and your body’s… Continue reading How to Use Himalayan Salt for Healing