Chemical Reaction Support

CSDA Metro-Wide Group

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Do you react to common chemicals, such as perfume, petrochemicals, carpeting?

A support group meets occasionally in Central Maryland 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.


Sunday April 22 at 2 pm

Our speaker is Albert Donnay, MS, MHS. Mr. Donnay is a consulting toxicologist and environmental health engineer who co-founded MCS Referral & Resources with Dr. Grace Ziem in 1994.

He will discuss the work of a new non-profit organization he's started called the CO Institute to advance awareness, prevention, testing, treatment and study of Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning and related conditions. He will be presenting the Institute's recommendations for CO testing and treating a long list of disorders that CO has been reported to cause, including Autism, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Depression of all kinds, Diabetes Type 2, Fibromyalgia, infections of all kinds, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Lupus, Migraine, Multiple Sclerosis, Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Parkinson?s Disease, PMS/PMDD, Pneumonia, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Psychosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and more.

While Mr. Donnay has not seen any cases of pure chemical sensitivities alone caused by CO poisoning, he believes it is the cause of "MCS" when accompanied by other sensory sensitivities to lights, sounds, tastes, touch, and temperature (which he calls multi-sensory sensitivity or MUSES syndrome, also now known as Central Sensitization Syndrome).

Mr. Donnay also will demonstrate and offer free testing of exhaled CO.

If you have not already done so, please RSVP your intention to attend this meeting to Warren.

Meeting time is 2:00-4:45 PM (please try to arrive on time so as not to disrupt the meeting or miss important information). At 2:00, there will be announcements and a general open discussion of any questions or problems bothering our members, friends, or visitors, along with general socializing. At 2:30 the presentation begins.
CSDA is the Chemical Sensitivity Disorders Association, a Maryland 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Future CSDA meetings will be held as usual at 2 pm at The Maryland City Library, 3501 Russett Common, Laurel, MD.
2018: Meetings:
  1. Apr. 22 (this is a Sunday at 2 p.m.)
  2. May 19

Do not wear fragrances to any CSDA event, including personal care products and various laundry products! Anyone having a detectable fragrance may be asked to leave!

Also, as some of our members are Electromagnetically Sensitive, please turn off cell/smart phones, tablets, and ALL electronics (the only electronic / computer equipment allowed to be operated will be those required by our speaker for their presentation).

Our meetings are free and open to the public. Attendees are asked to come to our in-person meetings scent-free. If you'd like to be on our Meeting Notification List, send an email to To recommend speakers to our Vice President and Speakers Chair, call Debby Roy at 301 725 5482. We presently schedule monthly evening and afternoon telephone meetings for our members. Members of CSDA can join free by submitting our application, also available at our public meetings or by writing us at .

Our CSDA Vice-President and meeting organizer, Debbie Roy has requested you RSVP your intention to attend this meeting to Warren. If there are not enough RSVPs for this meeting, Debbie will cancel the meeting (there is no need for “non-attendance” replies; we are looking for positive responses to know we have enough attendees to hold the meeting).

Location: The Maryland City Library, 3501 Russett Common, Laurel, MD.

DIRECTIONS: From the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, head west on Route 198 less than 1/4 mile, then turn right at the first traffic light onto Russett Green East. Go past the Wal-Mart entrance, then turn left onto Russett Common. The library is on the left.

Please note that the BW Parkway heading north from the Washington Beltway is also often backed up and very slow on a Saturday afternoon. Also note that an alternative of Rt. 198 (from I-95) through Laurel can also be somewhat slow. Either way, try to give yourself plenty of extra time. Early birds get to talk with friends old and new.

Personal plea: The only way we can continue to have speakers willing to come talk to us, is if we have a good turnout of members and guests at our meetings. Please attend. This is your chance to learn from our speakers and each other, and socialize with others with chemical sensitivities -- those who truly understand what each of us are dealing with. This is a rare opportunity in our world, please take advantage of it.

Wishing you recovery and good health.

If you'd like a membership application, email

For further information, see the CSDA's Chemsense web page at: and occasional Blog at: .
Contact Information

For information via internet, email

Please! Do not wear fragrances to any group events, including personal care products or detergents!
About the CSDA

The Chemical Sensitivity Disorders Association (CSDA) is an all-volunteer organization. We do not charge for membership. But we have recurring expenses including the rent for this website and office supplies. We need your tax-deductible contributions. You may mail them to: CSDA, 7308 Cedar Ave, Takoma Park, Maryland 20912. If you wish to receive email notifications of our meetings and other important news, please include your email address. To protect the privacy of our members and friends, these records are not released.

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Dr. Plumlee, Debra Lynn Dadd, and Larry Radala

Group Members on a hike at Patapsco State Park
group garden
Photos from 2006 Home Tour, Front Royal

Selected Links on Chemical Sensitivity and Health

NEW! What is 5G?

Environmental Health News

Information for Chemically Sensitive Persons Having Surgery

American Academy of Environmental Medicine

American Environmental Health Foundation Product Catalog

Chemsense Journal - Comments welcome!  

Chemical Sensitivity Network Blog: Environmental Medicine Matters

Chemicals in the Household EPA Chart showing alternative products

birdsDr. Ziem's Treatments Page including Neural Therapy (Links to Word Documents and PDF downloads.)

Chemicals Health Monitor

Environmental Illness Resource covering EI-MCS, CFS, and Fibromyalgia

MCS Referral and Resources)

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: A Literary Critique by Patrick Casanova look

Perfume: As Romantic as Hazardous Waste Jacki Barineau's page on toxins in perfume

MCS Support Groups - You may find one in your area!  look
They also have a list of physicians .

What is Chemical Sensitivity? at

Yahoo Support Groups - Wellness

A conversation with MCS researcher, Martin Pall, PhD - LookSmart's FindArticles, Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients

Treatment Efficacy Reported by Persons with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity by Pamela Reed Gibson, Amy Nicole-Marie Elms, and Lisa Ann Ruding, JMU

Environmental Health Network of CA

Barbara Wilkie's files

Ecology House

Beyond Pesticides

ChemTracker chemical research tool at

Chemical Injury .net

CIIN - Chemical Injury Information Network

Environmental Health News

Environmental Working Group

Food and Water Watch

Fragranced Products Information Network

Google Scholar for searching scientific papers

Green Living at

Housing Information - Safe housing information Contribute to charity while you shop online

Maryland Pesticide Network

Maryland Smart Meter Awareness invites your questions

MCS Task Force of New Mexico

New Trends Publishing: Sally Fallon Morell, MA

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

Organic Consumers Assn.

Pesticide Watch (in California)

Weston Price Foundation - Food, Farming, & Healing

U.S. Access Board Indoor Environmental Quality Report

Other links:

The Rainforest Site (Click to Give)

Webmaster's Blog

Gypsy Moth Spraying

Subscribe the local e-mail list to get updates on spraying.
Check your state website for important information. Avoid the spray if you are sensitive!

Maryland Gypsy Moth Program

New Jersey Gypsy Moth Program

Ohio Gypsy Moth Program

Pennsylvania Interactive Spraying Map

Virginia Gypsy Moth Aerial Treatment

Comments on USDA Gypsy Moth Management Environmental Impact Statement

  1. CSDA Comments on Gypsy Moth Management
    including Comments on Pesticide (tebufenozide) by D. Goode and J. Goode (PDF)
  2. Maryland Pesticide Networks (MPN) Comments
  3. Maryland PTA Comments
  4. Extract from USDA Env. Impact Statement on predators of Gypsy Moths (PDF)
  5. Letter to Secretary Richardson on Saving Money and Health by not Spraying

Other Pesticide Spraying

West Nile and Zika Control Program
Notes on Maryland and Delaware Mosquito Spraying
Maryland Mosquito Control
Delaware Mosquito Spray Information


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