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
Why should you care about toxins in consumer products and environmental pollutants? Can you become sick from 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 are…… Continue reading Hidden Hazards In Common Consumer Products & Their Effect On Indoor Environments & Health – Dr. Anne Steinemann Lecture
I am amazed at the amount 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 GMO’s and which ones have awful ratings by the Environmental Working Group I will just focus…… Continue reading Get The Skinny On Toxic Fragrances in Aveda & Other Beauty Products
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1xFbHUAT4o What is happening in Texas is so sad and concerning. My prayers are with them during this difficult time. In the back of my mind I cant stop thinking about all of the fungal and bacterial growth that is going to take over the flooded areas. This is a huge concern for Texas right…… Continue reading Hurricane Harvey Will Cause Major Mold Issues in Water Damaged Buildings and Homes – How Do You Clean Up? – Is Mold Dangerous?
The school year is readily approaching and with it comes a string of problems for parents who suffer from MCS, TILT and similar Environmental Diseases.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 talking about…… Continue reading Back To School Facts for Someone with MCS & Similar Environmental Diseases
If you have a chronic illness this video will touch your heart. Many of us can relate and understand what it means to completely disappear from society and lose relationships, jobs and community interactions because our health no longer allows us such luxuries. Although the journey is hard we must push forward, one day at…… Continue reading Disappearing From Society – A Look into Life with Chronic Illness
This is a very important resource for nurses, doctors and hospital administrators. It is also a valuable tool for people suffering from MCS to share with their doctors prior to a hospitalization for labor and delivery or surgery. Sadly many people suffering from severe chemical sensitivity and MCS are denied medical service because establishments across…… Continue reading Multiple Chemical Sensitivity – A Guide for Hospitals
Almost every person in the USA who hears the numbers 9/11 remembers saying or hearing the phrase “Never forget”. Yet hundreds of heroes and ordinary civilians who served our nation after 9/11 and who lived near ground zero are now permanently disabled or unable to work because they suffer from MCS and other NeuroImmune diseases. Allison…… Continue reading MCS In The Aftermath of 9/11 – The Untold Story
This poll was conducted in a private group for Moms with MCS in June of 2017. Poll results provide further confirmation that mold exposure can lead to chemical sensitivities and a TILT/MCS diagnosis. Based on results 59% of women with MCS polled started to have MCS symptoms after their mold exposure, this has also been seen…… Continue reading Poll – When did you first start to have MCS symptoms?
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. The…… Continue reading Things to keep in mind when you are visiting someone with MCS – TILT
Being severely sick no matter what the disease or disability is, can be life altering. It can stir up anger, rage, hatred, un-forgiveness and fear or it can teach us to love, trust, pray harder, grow in humility and release all that we cannot fix to the master fixer of all things broken. These last…… Continue reading Mothers Day Reflections – When You’re Chronically Ill
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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhIP2zpVpoA This is an amazing video interview with Anne Steinemann PhD. She is a doctor and MCS sufferer for over 15 years. She has done her homework and is a powerful advocate for those of us suffering with MCS and other Neuro Immune Illnesses. I love that she discusses the fallacy behind MSDS sheets and products…… Continue reading Toxins in Everyday Household Products with Anne Steinemann PhD – A MUST WATCH
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By: Dr. Grace Ziem, M.D., Dr. P.H We live in a world filled with human-produced chemicals. Over 80,000 chemicals are used in the manufacture of products for industry and consumers, with approximately another 4000 new, mostly untested chemicals coming on the market every year. Because we now spend nearly 90 percent of our time indoors, it’s…… Continue reading Prevent Chemical Injury
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)
So many people with MCS, CIRS and TILT are looking for safe housing. Housing that is free from mold and chemicals. Some people have opted for tiny homes or converted trailers and they live isolated from buildings and contaminated spaces. So what can you do if you are chemically sensitive and you need to find safe materials…… Continue reading Chemical Free Housing
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
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
I wanted to share this article since some people who have been affected by mold/mycotoxins later develop extreme sensitivities to chemicals. These sensitivities if severe, dramatically affect the patient’s quality of life and although the patient knows the symptoms are real, people may dismiss their sensitivities as craziness. Souce: Discover Magazine Written By: Jill Neimark Its…… Continue reading Extreme Chemical Sensitivity Makes Sufferers Allergic to Life
Below is an excerpt from an article published in Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, January 2001, Issue #210. The entire article is worth a read as it covers many aspects of MCS and the difficulties in diagnosing etc. Link to the complete article is below. Excerpt: “Movies like Erin Brockovich and A Civil Action…… Continue reading MCS UNDER SIEGE