RESOURCES

National Support Groups and Newsletters

  • MCS Friends (248) 301-2283 “We specialize in connecting our members to each other for social support and helpful information.” National and International in membership. Weekly conference calls and small quarterly newsletter.
  • Chemical Injury Information Network   (406) 547-2255. “The Chemical Injury Information Network (CIIN) is a support and advocacy organization dealing with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS). It is run by the chemically injured for the benefit of the chemically injured, and focuses primarily on education, credible research into MCS, and the empowerment of the chemically injured.” CIIN publishes a monthly newsletter, Our Toxic Times.
  • Immune Web. Their interactive Yahoo groups provide information, questions and answers. Click on “mailing lists” on their homepage.
  • Human Ecology Action League, Inc. (HEAL) (Archive.)
  • Invisible Disabilities Association Their MCS focused web site is cleanerindoorair.org.
  • NewMap of MCS People around the World. View the map, take the survey, or add yourself to the map.
  • Local support groups are listed at the bottom of this page.

Advocacy Groups

Information Websites

Safer Housing Ads

HUD Housing Information for Disabled People

National Center for Environmental Health Strategies, Inc. Housing advocacy and information.

Watch for the link to the upcoming Guide to the HUD Section 8 Housing Program for Persons Disabled with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.

This soon-to-be-released guidebook is a treasure trove of hard-earned information, tips, and resources for people with MCS who are navigating the Section 8 housing program. The guidebook will point you to the most relevant information to be found in the following HUD webpages.

  1. Housing Choice Voucher Program Guidebook Twenty-four chapters including portability, special housing types, search term extensions, and higher rent standards for disabled people.
  2. Housing Choice Voucher Home Ownership Guidebook Page 33 of this document (page 43 of the PDF) gives MCS as an example of a disability that might require home ownership as a reasonable accommodation. The best way to navigate this document is to click and drag on the gray side-bar.
  3. To look up HUD regulations and notices go to portal.hud.gov. Enter the notice number or document name in the search bar. Such as: PIH 2013-18 (exceptions to the payment standard), or PIH 2013-19 (search term extensions for disabled people.)

Pesticide Information and Alternatives

Local Area Support Groups

Eastern Time Zone

Central Time Zone

Mountain Time Zone

Pacific Time Zone

Canadian Support Groups

Other Lists of Local Groups

New: Map of MCS People around the World. View map, view or take survey, or add yourself to the map.

Medical Discussion and Support Groups

If you have suggestions for sites related to chemical sensitivities please contact us.

MCS Friends is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Michigan.