Chemical Reaction Support

CSDA Metro-Wide Group

About the CSDA | Announcements (inc. Gypsy Moth Spraying) | Contact Info
Meetings | Links

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

A support group meets occasionally in Southern 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.


Sun July 31, 1:15 pm Housing Issues
West of I-95 near BWI airport

CSDA President Dr. Lawrence Plumlee will present slides and information from his recent trip to tour EI housing near Snowflake, Arizona. We will then hold an open discussion of EI housing issues.

We will also review this week's events at the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) conference, held July 25-28 at the Grand Hyatt near Metro Center in D.C.. Those with a disability and their allies are also welcome to register at , Click on 2016 annual conference.)

CSDA's July 31 meeting is at the Arbutus library (855 Sulphur Spring Road, Arbutus, Maryland 21227-2745; directions at


Sunday July 31 at 1:15 p.m. for socializing, with presentation starting at 1:30. The meeting room at Arbutus Library is healthful, but access requires walking for a second or two past computers. WiFi is in another room available for library patrons. After the meeting, we plan to meet for supper or light refreshments.

Do not wear fragrances to any CSDA event, including scented 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 guest speaker for the presentation).

Future CSDA meeting dates, 2016:

Sept. 17
Oct. 15
Nov. 19
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.

For members of CSDA who want additional information, CSDA has organized telephone meeting hosted by our long term member and former board member Warren Black.

If you'd like a membership application, email

Many CSDA members and friends enjoy belonging to The opinions expressed on this group are those of the participants. It is also a good way to keep abreast of news about chemical sensitivity.

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) welcomes your tax-deductible contributions. You may mail them to: CSDA, 7308 Cedar Ave, Takoma Park, Maryland 20912. If you wish to include email newsletters, please include your email address. You will then receive details of meetings.

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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! Environmental Health News

Information for Chemically Sensitive Persons Having Surgery

American Academy of Environmental Medicine

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 our 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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