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Re-Naming MCS

Posted by Roberta Carichner on June 22, 2015 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (55)

A recent suggestion for re-naming Multiple Chemical Sensitivity really caught my eye. Consider TILT, which stand for Toxicant Induced Loss of Tolerance. Great name!. It combines cause and effect, and lacks the emotional overtones of "sensitivity". IO hope this catches on.

Information about Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

Posted by Roberta Carichner on April 30, 2011 at 9:09 PM Comments comments (0)

Information abounds!

Knowing where to find it can help further understanding of this life-altering condition.  Here are some sites to visit. Click on the organization name to move to that site, and then return to visit RDAF.

Heal of Southern Arizona  The site is organized into three areas - Preventing, coping and accomodating. Members of Heal have done a splendid job of presenting the information you need.


"Immune is a mailing list and resource center for people (and their SO's, family, friends, and medical care workers) with various immune-system related ailments such as: chronic fatigue syndrome, candida, lupus, fibromyalgia, Epstein-Barr, multiple allergies, environmental illness, chemical sensitivity, etc., and the symptoms that result from any of the above, including learning disabilities, migraines, asthma, hypoglycemia, etc." Immune has a terrific people-helping-people mailing list.

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Referral & Resources "Extensive resources not available elsewhere." Carbon monoxide poisoning, porphyria, press releases, history of MCS, government policies, and more.

Chemical Injury Information Network

"The Chemical Injury Information Network (CIIN) is a support and advocacy organization dealing with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS). It is run by the chemically injured for the benefit of the chemically injured, and focuses primarily on education, credible research into MCS, and the empowerment of the chemically injured. "

Chronic Syndrome Support Association

Nonprofit association. "It was founded in 1997 in order to educate the general population and health-care professionals who lack current knowledge of the research being done, and potential research that needs to be done, on these serious, yet invisible, Chronic Immunological and Neurological Disorders."

Planet Thrive

"Mission: to connect, inform, and support people globally who are struggling to reverse the damaging health effects of an increasingly toxic world."  "In particular, we focus on environmentally based illnesses, a class of conditions that are poorly understood and that conventional medicine has been slow to study and treat.These include Lyme Disease, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Fibromyalgia, ChemicalSensitivity, Electrical Sensitivity, and Mold Illness.”



Re/shelter is a start-upnon-profit, charitable 501(c)3 corporation founded to address the urgent needfor housing alternatives for people with environmental sensitivities. Thewebsite offers free safer housing ads and in time will offer housing renovationgrants to help eligible individuals create safe spaces in their homes.