Please click on the links below to read our articles. If you are interested in research findings, click here for links to research reports.
For a good general introduction to Multiple Chemical Sensitivity see this article on the MCS aware site; for an in depth discussion of the conditionsee this excellent paper by Professor Malcolm Hooper, chief scientific adviser, among many other things, to the Gulf War Veterans.
Making your house care for you. Nicky Greenham was bed-bound with multiple chemical and electromagnetic sensitivities and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for many years. Gradually, largely through 'cleaning her environment' she has regained her health. On the way she started a national charity, MSC-aware, and is now offering one to one consultations on how to 'clean' your home so that it can support you rather than make you ill. November 2019
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity - Is your foam mattress depressing you?....
Living with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. Having been so badly affected by chemicals in recent years, Annali Lowdon decided to take action – and has come up with a number of practical suggestions as to how both individuals and business can help. March 2016
Additive-free toothpaste: John Scott gives his recipe for chemical-free home made toothpaste. First published 2007; revised and updated 2014
Helminthic therapy helpful in the management of MCS – blog post. For other instances see the Gut Buddies blog. June 2014
Could ‘toxicant-induced loss-of tolerance', or TILT, resulting for 70 years of exposure to powerful yet untested-for-safety chemicals explain the 50% rise in allergies between 1997 and 2011? November 2013
Toxicant-induced loss of tolerance - An emerging theory of disease? Claudia S. Miller. An interesting paper from 1997
Story in 31/10/11 Daily Mail about a 29 year old with multiple food and chemical allergies who has had her funding for neutralisation therapy at the Breakspear Hospital (that has been enabling her to manage her allergies) withdrawn. November 2011
If you are chemically sensitive you may wish to avoid dry cleaned clothes. An article by Jennifer Manning on the Environmental Chemistry website. March 2006
Helminths reduce Multiple Chemical Sensitivity – John Scott reports August 2011
New allergen-free houses in Switzerland
How to make a chemical-free hand sanitiser from essential oils – instructions and video.
Very useful article on the Planet Thrive website suggesting 12 ways that those with severe chemical or electricty sensitivity can keep warm. Febuary 2010
Some comments on the ES/MCS fall out from different types of dental fillings - from Debbie Taylor (courtesy of ES UK) and holistic dentist Adam Sapera. 2009
Joining up the dots: an overview of chemical sensitivity - what it is and how we can take action – Lesley Williams 2009
MCS International TV MCS International has put together a video library of chemical sensitivity stories which you can view on line.
Eliminating tics through diet and reducing the chemical load -
Building biology testing systems and guidelines for sleeping areas cover electromagnetic fields, chemicals and fungi/bacteria. They were drawn up by BAUBIOLOGIE MAES on behalf and with the support of the Institut für Baubiologie+Ökologie NeubeueIB. The most current version, SBM-008, was translated into English in 2008.
Why do I have ME and multiple chemical sensitivity and what can I do about it? An article covering possible causes, the effects and some treatments for ME and MCS – Margaret Moss 2008
REACH - Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals - 2007: Michelle Berriedale-Johnson looks at the new EU legislation
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity- 2007: At the age of 11 Matthew Hogg was diagnosed with CFS/ME. Having spent a great deal of time researching his own condition he has now created a website - www.ei-resource.org - on which he has gathered a prodigious library of information. Click here to read more.
Chemicals, chemical 'sense' - and E numbers... 2006: The Royal Society of Chemistry and chemical scientists in general are increasingly worried about the bad press that ‘chemicals’ get amongst those who seek to live and eat ‘naturally’ and ‘organically’. Michelle Berriedale-Johnson assesses the arguments.
The Chemical Connection - 2005: Dr Paula Baillie, author of Stop the 21st Century Killing You, looks at how chemicals are poisoning our immune systems and may be leading to allergy, food intolerance and chronic illness - and what we can do about it.
Breakspear Hospital and Dr Jean Munro: The research and experimentation by Dr Munro into nutritional medicine offers a long-term return to health for sufferers of various ailments where conventional medicine has failed – Michelle Berriedale-Johnson 2001
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Chemical intolerance contributes to the illnesses of 1 in 5 patients but the condition seldom figures in their diagnosis. July 2012
Why do smells make some people sick?
Multiple fragrance ingredients may cause greater allergic sensitisation than a single fragrance. July 2011
Environmental chemicals found in pregnant US women
Toxic turf – lead and other toxic materials in artificial turf
Baby bottle makers ditch BPA...
but toxins still common in baby products
Dangerous printer particles identified
Air travellers at risk of toxic fumes
Are Teflon residues implicated in allergy?
Musk residues found in breastmilk
Toxic metals in artifical colourings
Baby bottles release toxic chemical
The toxins inside us
Insect sleuths could track down chemicals
First Published in April 2006