Chemical Reaction Support
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.
In consideration of the rapidly growing concerns over the coronavirus, the CSDA leadership has decided to cancel our meetings at the Laurel library until further notice. A few virtual meetings are planned.
Given the fact that much of our membership is at higher risk (generally older and many with additional health issues), that local jurisdictions are closing schools, the Governor has banned large gatherings (abet those much larger than ours), and such was recommended by our scheduled guest speaker, we believe the precautionary principle is in order.
By the way, outdoor air is usually cleaner than indoors. I hope that members and friends will avail themselves of regular walking outside to exercise if possible in the company of friends and pets.
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.
For information via internet, email firstname.lastname@example.org.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.
CSDA is a nonprofit, educational support group for people who have been toxically-injured by biotoxins, chemicals or electro-magnetic radiation, and have developed multi-system illnesses including intolerance of exposures to even low levels of common chemicals [sometimes referred to as “multiple chemical sensitivity”].
As part of its educational efforts, CSDA hosts periodic meetings & telephone-based group discussions for the purpose of sharing information & experiences on various relevant topics, including invited presenters who may sell products or services of potential interest to CSDA members.
ALL information, presentations, products, purported therapies, & discussions in CSDA-hosted events are for information sharing purposes only and are NOT medical advice & are NOT intended to diagnose, prescribe, treat, or cure any disease, ailment or injury to the body. ALL products, services, potential therapies, techniques, and/or personal usage & experiences referred to in CSDA events are NOT suggested or intended as a replacement for proper diagnosis & treatment from a licensed health care professional of each person’s choice. Neither CSDA members nor Board members are licensed health care professionals and any person’s decision to use or not to use any of this information is the sole responsibility of , & at the risk of, that person. In NO case is CSDA prescribing, endorsing, recommending, or sponsoring ANY service, product, therapy, technique, etc that may be discussed by ANY presenter or member who participates in discussions. CSDA does NOT have any financial relationship or interest in any product, service, or treatment that an invited speaker may discuss.
Each of us is an individual with different body types, different blood types, different toxic exposures & medical histories, differences in immune systems, body chemistries & genotypes, & differences in type & degree of intolerance & reactivity to toxic substances. It is essential to remember that what works for one person may not work for another person, or may cause significant adverse reactions for someone else. In general, we urge each person to seek advice from their own licensed, qualified medical expert prior to deciding to try any service, therapy, product, supplement or treatment.
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Dr. Plumlee, Debra Lynn Dadd, and Larry Radala
Group Members on a hike at Patapsco State Park Photos from 2006 Home Tour, Front Royal
Selected Links on Chemical Sensitivity and Health
NEW! What is 5G?
American Environmental Health Foundation Product Catalog
Chemsense Journal - Comments welcome!
Chemicals in the Household EPA Chart showing alternative products
Dr. Ziem's Treatments Page including Neural Therapy (Links to Word Documents and PDF downloads.)
Environmental Illness Resource covering EI-MCS, CFS, and Fibromyalgia
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: A Literary Critique by Patrick Casanova
What is Chemical Sensitivity? at TXEH.org
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
ChemTracker chemical research tool at ToxLaw.com
CIIN - Chemical Injury Information Network
Google Scholar for searching scientific papers
Housing Information - Safe housing information
IGive.com Contribute to charity while you shop online
MultipleChemicalSensitivity.org invites your questions
New Trends Publishing: Sally Fallon Morell, MA
Pesticide Watch (in California)
Weston Price Foundation - Food, Farming, & Healing
The Rainforest Site (Click to Give)
Gypsy Moth 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
- CSDA Comments on Gypsy Moth Management
including Comments on Pesticide (tebufenozide) by D. Goode and J. Goode (PDF)
- Maryland Pesticide Networks (MPN) Comments
- Maryland PTA Comments
- Extract from USDA Env. Impact Statement on predators of Gypsy Moths (PDF)
- 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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