Environmental Illness Websites from Around the World
This is a list of websites, blogs, and social media groups that inform about, and/or support those who have, environmental illnesses. Vote for the websites that have been most helpful/informative for you. Environmental Illness Network Minnesota does not necessarily agree with the information and opinions found on any of these websites. This list should NOT be construed as a list of endorsements or recommendations.
AESSRA Inc. is a support group for people with allergies and sensitivities, particularly Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS). It started in Melbourne and now has members around Australia.
"After exposure to severe mold in the workplace, I found myself unable to continue the life I once led. I was forced to quit work and give up many things that I cherised. At the time I became ill, I was a 45-year-old mother of two."
"A.M.I.C.A. – Association for Environmental and Chronic exposure injury – was founded the 21st of May 2003 by a group of chemically injured people and their relatives, with the aim of promoting the knowledge and the awareness about the health problems caused by exposure to chemicals in the Environment and in Consumer products."
"The Mission of ANHE: Promoting healthy people and healthy environments by educating and leading the nursing profession, advancing research, incorporating evidence-based practice, and influencing policy."
"I hope my story of overcoming adversity will help you to triumph over your own adversity and overcome any obstacle that may show up in your own path."
"Dr. McCampbell is currently Chair of the MCS Task Force of NM and a board member of the Chemical Sensitivity Foundation."
A blog about Environmental Illness, Toxins, Mold and Self Help
"The Artists with MCS network was founded by Moon McNeill, a painter and an author from Germany, in August 2001. She suffered from a lack of information about safe materials and the possibilities of continuing to work as an artist after her MCS-diagnosis. After a long and difficult period of reorientation, she found that the arts are not only the perfect medium to express MCS-specific content, but art could also give a new perspective to lives damaged by environmental illness. Art is therapeutic in itself. On top of that, the founder soon realized that more artists with MCS seemed to be waiting for such a group. Now, she is accompanied by a growing number of German and American painters, musicians, filmmakers, sculptors, videoartists and authors, some of them well known."
"ASEHA (Allergy, Sensitivity & Environmental Health Association Qld Inc) is a voluntary organisation, it is a self-help support group for people with allergy, food intolerance, multiple chemical sensitivity, chronic fatigue syndrome/Fibromyalgia, hyperactivity, attention deficit disorder. ASEHA was formed in 1984 to bring allergy sufferers together to share information, for encouragement and mutual support."
"The Mission of the Environmental Health Association of Québec (ASEQ-EHAQ) is the protection of the environment and human health directed towards the individual and the collective by creating awareness, support and education of the population on the protection of the environment from toxic products and pesticides."
"¿Qué es ASSSEM? Es una organización independiente y sin ánimo de lucro, formada en su mayor parte por profesionales sanitarios, cuyo objetivo principal es mejorar el grado asistencial de un colectivo de enfermos que padecen patologías graves y poco reconocidas como son el Síndrome de Fatiga Crónica-Encefalomielitis Miálgica (SFC-EM), la Fibromialgia (FM) y el Síndrome Químico Múltiple ( SQM), que padecen alrededor del 3 % de la población general con gran afectación a diferentes niveles."
"books for and about people with multiple allergies; environmental / chemical illness; or food sensitivities, allergies, or intolerance."
"CFCCC is organized for the purposes of support, education, and advocacy for persons with chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and chemical sensitivity."
"My name is Laurie. I have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, chronic fatigue syndrome, and multiple chemical sensitivities. Shortly after I first got sick, my aunt, a nurse anesthetist, insisted I learn how to read the medical studies. She had handed me a huge medical school dictionary and a few studies and told me I was going to learn as much as I could because I had something with no answers."
"I know some of us who have been injured by toxins in the environment need a group where we can find books that will help us to get well or figure out how to avoid more toxic injuries."
"The Chemical Injury Information Network (CIIN) is a non-profit, charitable support and advocacy organization run by the chemically injured for the benefit of the chemically injured."
"Providing current news and information regarding Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and related conditions. We also offer a forum and an e-store filled with fragrance-free, hypoallergenic and natural products."
"CSDA - MCS EI Group in Virginia, Maryland and DC. Health resource and support for chemically poisoned. Chemsense - chemical sensitivity and common sense"
"Chemical Reaction Support CSDA Metro-Wide Group Do you react to common chemicals, such as perfume, petrochemicals, carpeting? A support group meets occasionally in Maryland and Northern Virginia sharing information on everyday toxins, helpful advice, and social support. The CSDA (Chemical Sensitivity Disorders Association) is a national group with many members in Virginia and Maryland."
"CIAC provides information about Environmental Illnesses such as Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS), Toxic Injury, Chemical Injury and/or Toxic Encephalopathy, as well as chemicals and fragrances in everyday products and resources.
CIAC also provides helpful tools such as letters and posters for people to use to make changes in their community businesses, medical facilities and churches."
"CSN bietet Betroffenen und Interessierten ausführliche Informationen rund um die Themen Chemikalien-Sensitivität und Umweltkrankheiten."
"The Dan Allen Foundation was founded for the purpose of raising awareness of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Disorder (MCS) and similar neurological disorders caused by exposure to environmental toxins, chemicals, and pollutants. "
"This website is about how to detox the body and be healthy as economically and easily as possible... I write daily posts for Facebook, Twitter and have many videos on YouTube. Don’t forget, I’m not a doctor or a nutritionist, and this is just my own experience."
"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."
"Claudia Miller, M.D., M.S. is a tenured Professor in Environmental and Occupational Medicine and Vice Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA). She is also founder and director of the South Texas Environmental Education and Research (STEER) Program, the only medical school curriculum to offer hands-on, experiential training in environmental health, public health, and international health at the US-Mexico border. STEER has been the recipient of national and state awards for excellence in environmental and medical training."