Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) Awareness

Links To Articles And Information


WHAT IS MULTIPLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY (MCS)?


ODDC Newsletter Reach Out e-Diversity, Jan 2008 Vol. 2 Issues 1

Contains article titled “Deceived, Disabled, Dejected, Dehumanized, Dismissed, and Dying: The Widespread Dilemma of MCS Disability.” http://www.ddc.ohio.gov/Pub/Reach1-08.pdf

Article is also at Health Risk Navigation Inc. http://www.hrni.ca/Deceived_and_Dying.htm


Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: Reflections by Dr. L. Christine Oliver and Alison Johnson Transcript available at www.alisonjohnsonmcs.com (under Dr. Oliver’s photograph). Dr. Oliver is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Co-Director of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.


http://issuu.com/ohioenviro/docs/briefingbook_2012_final/26


"Veterans Injured by Chemicals Need Help" See Page 7 of the April/May Issue of the Post by the Lake American Legion Newsletter. http://postbythelake.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/newsletterweb4.pdf


Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, Part One

WCPN radio interview with Karen Schaefer, 2.15.01 http://www.ideastream.org/news/feature/7086


MCS Policy For Medical Offices”

http://www.ohionetwork.org/dedu/Story form of PROPOSED MCS POLICY FOR MEDICAL OFFICES.doc


Letter: “Educate Your Building Manager”

http://www.ohionetwork.org/IEQ/Sample letter for top ten.doc

ONFCI’s “Top Ten Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality”

http://www.ohionetwork.org/IEQ/Update to Top Ten Two pages.doc

 

MCS ACCOMMODATIONS


ONFCI November 28, 2003 Letter Urging CDC to Address MCS Epidemic

http://www.wtv-zone.com/infchoice/mcs/sample2.html


ONFCI 1998 letter responding to Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Report http://www.lassentech.com/eipress1.html


Center for Disease Control (CDC) Employee Policy

CDC Indoor Environmental Quality Policy, CDC-SM-2009-01, 06.22.2009.pdf

CDC’s Fragrance-Free Policy & More - See pages 9-10 (Appendix A, Section C - Building Occupants)


Professor Anne C. Steinemann – Links to her fragrance sensitivity report and other resources http://depts.washington.edu/exposure/useful_resources.html


Parma Fire Department - Ambulance Protocol

http://www.ohionetwork.org/2009/parma_mcs_protcol.pdf

Parma Community General Hospital - Paramedic Protocol

http://www.ohionetwork.org/2009/MCS08.pdf

Parma Heights Curbs Diesel Emissions on Ambulances”

http://blog.cleveland.com/parmasunpost/2009/05/parma_heights_city_is_first_to.html


http://www.nursingcenter.com/library/JournalArticle.asp?Article_ID=698036#68#68

American Journal of Nursing MCS Article References (#29) Toni Temple’s Healthier Hospitals


Dismantling the Attitudinal Barriers Against MCS by Toni Temple

http://www.needs.com/product/NDNL-0410-01/l_Heavy_Metal_Detox


Temple T., Healthier Hospitals: a comprehensive guide to assist in the medical care of the patient with multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) disability. Parma, OH; 1996. p. 28.

http://www.needs.com/product/Healthier_Hospitals/bk_Toni_Temple


Anema, S., “Hospitalization for the Chemically Sensitive Patient” w/reference to Healthier Hospitals http://www.ctaz.com/~bhima/hospital.htm


MCS Activism Starting to Pay Off” - U.S. Access Board adopts fragrance-free policy for meetings

http://www.raggededgemagazine.com/0302/0302ft1.html


National Institute Building Sciences (NIBS) Indoor Environmental Quality Report

http://web.archive.org/web/20060714175343/http://ieq.nibs.org/ieq_project.pdf

 

MCS AWARENESS MONTH


http://council.cuyahogacounty.us/pdf_council/en-US/Legislation/Resolutions/2012/R2012-0011.pdf

http://ecowatch.org/2012/cuyahoga-council-passes-landmark-resolution/

Press Release Feb. 2012 http://beachwood.patch.com/announcements/news-from-onfci


Sample MCS Awareness Month Proclamations

Governor Strickland Recognizes May as MCS Awareness and Education Month

http://www.mcs-america.org/Ohio2007MCS.pdf

ONFCI News Release: http://www.ohionetwork.org/aware/strick_may.doc

Mayor Cyril M. Kleem, City of Berea

http://www.ohionetwork.org/2009/berea.pdf

Mayor Thomas P. Perciak, City of Strongsville

http://www.ohionetwork.org/2009/strongsville.pdf


ONFCI press release - Awareness Month 2009

http://www.ohionetwork.org/2009/2009release.pdf


MISCELLANEOUS

ONFCI’s 2004 “Prevention Convention” at Playhouse Square Center - Press Release

http://www.ohionetwork.org/News%20Releases/July%2016,%202004%20Prev%20Conv.%20News%20Release.doc

New Pesticide Legislation:  http://www.cleveland.com/cuyahoga-county/index.ssf/2012/04/cuyahoga_county_council_approves_anti-pesticide_legislation.html

Ten Commandments Of A Good Neighbor http://www.ohionetwork.org/articles/10commands.html


OHIO NETWORK FOR THE CHEMICALLY INJURED (ONFCI)

www.ohionetwork.org (440) 845-1888