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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.


MEETINGS

Saturday, NOVEMBER 18 at 2 pm

Courtney Carpenter, Certified Nutrition Specialist (currently working at David's Natural Market in Columbia, MD). Courtney will be talking to us about vitamins and other dietary supplements.

Please come join us for our last in-person CSDA meeting of the year (there will not be an in-person meeting in December).


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: on Saturday, November 18, 2017.
2018: Meetings:
  1. Jan. 20
  2. Feb. 24
  3. Mar. 24
  4. Apr. 22 (this is a Sunday at 2 p.m.)
  5. 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 lap@laplumlee.us. 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 lap@laplumlee.us .

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.

All CSDA Laurel meetings in 2017 are on Saturdays at 2 pm, with the exception of the September 24 meeting. Meetings of Oct 14 and Nov 18 are again on a Saturday.

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 lap@laplumlee.us.

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

For information via internet, email lap@laplumlee.us.

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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hikers

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

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 TXEH.org

Yahoo Support Groups - Wellness

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

EnlightenedMedicine.net

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 ToxLaw.com

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 Care2.com

Housing Information - Safe housing information

IGive.com Contribute to charity while you shop online

Maryland Pesticide Network

Maryland Smart Meter Awareness

MultipleChemicalSensitivity.org 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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