Environmental Illness Websites from Around the World

More useful information from The Environmental Illness Network Minnesota via another great Listly list! This here, is a list of informative websites, blogs and support groups for people who are effected by chemicals. The good thing about these lists is that people can add information (in this case, MCS/Environmental Illness sites that they find useful) so that we can all benefit even further from these great resources; and, they can even embed these lists up on their own blogs. To do this, all you need is, if you are a WordPress user, the ‘Listly Plug-in‘, or just click on the ‘embed this list‘ button to find the Javascript code and to display it on your site today. It’s that easy! For more information about how to use Listly, click here.

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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 (Allergy and Environmental Sensitivity Support and Research Association Inc.) (An Australian Website)

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.

Mar 07, 2013 - allergictolifemybattle.wordpress.com - 225
allergictolifemybattle (A Wordpress Blog)

"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. (An Italian Website)

"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."

Nov 23, 2012 - envirn.org - 291
ANHE: Alliance of Nurses For Healthy Environments

"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."

Nov 24, 2012 - annelipscomb.com - 243
Anne Lipscomb's Blog (Paris & Seattle)

"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."

Aug 11, 2014 - annmccampbell.com - 258
Ann McCampbell, M.D.

"Dr. McCampbell is currently Chair of the MCS Task Force of NM and a board member of the Chemical Sensitivity Foundation."

An Organic Place to Live (a US Blog)

A blog about Environmental Illness, Toxins, Mold and Self Help

Nov 21, 2012 - citlink.net - 285
Artists with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

"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 QLD (An Australian Website)

"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."

ASEQ_EHAQ Environmental Health Association of Québec (A Canadian Website)

"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."

ASSSEM Asociación de Sanitarios al Servicio de Encefalomielitis Miálgica-Síndrome de Fatiga Crónica (A Spanish Website)

"¿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."

Nov 23, 2012 - goodreads.com - 254
Canary Connections Group (on Goodreads)

"books for and about people with multiple allergies; environmental / chemical illness; or food sensitivities, allergies, or intolerance."

CFCCC: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, & Chemical Sensitivity Coalition of Chicago

"CFCCC is organized for the purposes of support, education, and advocacy for persons with chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and chemical sensitivity."

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CFS, FM, & MCS (on Tumblr)

"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."

Chemical Injury Books Group (on Goodreads)

"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."

Nov 21, 2012 - ciin.org - 299
Chemical Injury Information Network (A US Website)

"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."

Aug 11, 2014 - chemicalsensitivity.com - 239
Chemical Sensitivity

"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."

CHEMSENSE (A Virgnia, Maryland, & DC Website)

"CSDA - MCS EI Group in Virginia, Maryland and DC. Health resource and support for chemically poisoned. Chemsense - chemical sensitivity and common sense"

Chemsense - Chemical Sensitivity Disorders Association - Support for Chemically Sensitive, MCS in Maryland, D.C. and VA

"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."

Cleaner Indoor Air Campaign (U.S.)

"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."

Nov 22, 2012 - csn-deutschland.de - 258
CSN - Chemical Sensitivity Network (A German Website)

"CSN bietet Betroffenen und Interessierten ausführliche Informationen rund um die Themen Chemikalien-Sensitivität und Umweltkrankheiten."

Nov 24, 2012 - danallenfoundation.com - 295
Dan Allen Foundation (A US Website)

"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. "

Detox your Body

"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."

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Dr. Anne Steinemann (A U.S. Website)

"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."

Nov 24, 2012 - drclaudiamiller.com - 288
Dr. Claudia S. Miller's Blog

"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."

Michellina Van Loder is a Professional Writer, Journalist and Blogger. This is where she shares her tales about trail blazing her way out of the Labyrinth of Chemical Sensitivities and Mould. This is also where you will find the latest Research on related topics.

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  1. https://safecanarynest.org/ I made this website and I’ve heard that the resource section (which is divided into many other sections ) is the largest in the world . I added a new section which is entertainment related , there are a lot of online museum tours and things like that, but it has sections for activism, the medical journal articles , legal things , buying clothing, having to live outside , doctors, treatments , dealing with social workers , etc. and it also has the webpage for resources for people with MCS in the state of Vermont , doctors, dentist, social services (I was able to set some new precedents for people with MCS because if I didn’t I would’ve died ) and a whole bunch of other stuff .

  2. Wonderful list of useful links. Thanks!

  3. Thank you for sharing this list Miche.

    • Michellina Van Loder says:

      And i see that your blog is at the top of the list! The first thing I saw! I’ve added Sonda’s; it’s just waiting for the curator’s approval. I love these lists. [sigh] if only I had more time. I’m off to class now.

  4. I’m very suprised to see the Danish Research Centre for Chemical Sensitivities here. They tried to “heal” MCS with ECT (Electoshock). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20827810 Thanks for the list, though.

    • Michellina Van Loder says:

      That’s shocking. :) I’ve often thought that I’d try anything to beat this, and I have; but besides the fact that this method is outdated to say the least, it’s moronic to even suggest that these ‘other’ elements are anything more than secondary conditions that develop afterwards. The poor man had lost his wife and children, so of course he’s going to be up to try something. Well, on a positive note, they can rule that treatment out, hey? That’s very interesting information though. Thank you for sharing it!

      In relation to this subject, someone else just said to me: “What are they going to do for the people who have ES, expose them to chemicals?” :)

      I much prefer this study: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1241653/ given to me by my treating doctor when this first happened to me, over 9 years ago.
      “The three most highly rated treatments were creating a chemical-free living space, chemical avoidance, and prayer. Both creating a chemical-free living space and chemical avoidance were rated by 95% of respondents as helpful. Results for most therapies were mixed. Participants had consulted a mean of 12 health care providers and spent over one-third of their annual income on health care costs. We discuss this drain on personal resources and describe respondents’ attitudes toward the possibility of healing from MCS.” (The prayer component includes meditation.) I’m pretty sure that zapping people is not on that list.



  5. I’d love if you added my blog, One Canary Sings, to this list, please.

    And thanks for your work!

    • Michellina Van Loder says:

      Yes, absolutely. Delighted to do it, and even more so to discover One Canary Sings I used these keywords: ‘Jennifer Lunden, Pushcart Prize, Notes from an Industrialized Body, The Butterfly Effect, MCS, Chemical Sensitivity, environmental illness, One canary sings’ to list it.

      Very, very interesting. And I adore your post on shoes: a topic close to my heart.

      And, I’ve added the Anthology that your work, the Butterfly Effect, appears in, to my Amazon shopping list. Fellow canaries, pre-order your copy here:

      Thanks for thanking me for my work; I feel awful silly sometimes, yet blessed to have this online cornucopia of fellow canaries supporting me ♥ Miche

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