Also referred to as environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity is when someone reacts negatively to chemicals and toxins. Epidemiologic studies show that about 30% of the population is sensitive to common chemicals and foods with between 3.5% and 6% seriously sensitive.

This group is a social and support group for those who have found that they are unable to tolerate many of the foods and chemicals that society takes for granted. These include paints, pollens, molds, plastics, gases, synthetic fabrics, resins, beauty products, chemical cleaners and insect repellents. Chemical sensitivity and environmental illness can include or is often closely related to: food sensitivity, electrical and EMF sensitivity, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, anxiety disorder, IBS, lupus, tinnitus, asthma, and sick building syndrome.

If you have moderate or severe MCS, environmental illness, or sick building syndrome, and are looking for others to socialize with who understand your need for a clean environment free of perfumes, laundry detergent, deodorant, and other chemicals, this group is for you.

If interested in joining, please write a description about yourself in regards to your interest in the group before applying. We reserve the right to not approve or remove individuals joining for the main purpose of promoting products or services.

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    Katie W. Katie W. joined
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    Katie W.
    "I grew up in the Northern Virginia area and never had problems with chemicals, odors, etc. I'm somewhat new to having sensitivities and am so glad to connect with others who understand!"
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    Anamaria Anamaria joined
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    Anamaria
    "I've worked in the Information Technology industry for 35 years. I have three grown children, one son-in-law, and two grandsons. I'm extremely sensitive to (airborne) fragrances."
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    Alyse S. Alyse S. joined
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    Alyse S.
    "I am deeply rooted in creating an awareness of the toxic chemical loads that we are exposed to daily. I would like to be part of a group that understands this and wants to do something about it."
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    Sherry C Sherry C joined
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    Sherry C
    "Hi, I'm Sherry and have multiple reactions to different chemicals, even different perfumes that people I come into contact with effects me differently. It is terrible to have to work with so many people wearing chemicals and don't care about others."
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    Sherri
    "I live in CO and am trying to start a MeetUp Everywhere group."
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    Steve H. Steve H. joined
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    Steve H.
    "Hi I'm interested in helping others live a healthier, more alkaline lifestyle as I do."
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    Steve S.

    "If anyone knows of such a physician, please let me know. It is for a friend of mine who needs supporting evidence of her chemical sensitivities for a legal situation. Thank you!"

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