"Have you been poisoned by a consumer product or environmental toxins? Many people have been and don't know it."
June 2010, Volume 5, Issue 6
Entire PDF Edition: http://mcs-america.org/june2010.pdf (View, Download, and Print)
Direct Links to Articles Inside This Issue:
Highlights from Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Awareness Month
Witness Statement on Mobile Phone Radiation
Building Biology: A Detailed Look, Part 2
Sheriff's Office Bans Fragrance
Study Shows Living In Damp Homes Increases Risk of Illness
Perfume Bans Catching On
The Most Effective Rated Treatments for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Patient Support & Resources
Featured Research Studies
Multiple Chemical Sensitivities
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Sponsor: Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
This is the first national conference for nurses addressing the relationship between human health and the environment. Learn about the growing movement that is being created by nurses as they "green" their health care institutions, engage in scientific inquiry, integrate environmental health practices into nursing assessments and interventions, and create and support policies that protect human health and the environment. Come hear about and share in the expanding roles that nurses are taking in the exciting and critical field of environmental health. Continuing Nursing Education credits are available.
Sponsor: Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Using TRI to Support Environmental Justice. The purpose of the Webinar is to share experiences and lessons learned using TRI to address environmental justice concerns and expand TRI use among current and potential users who work on environmental justice issues. Speakers will include representatives from EPA headquarters and regions, nonprofit organizations and academia. All are welcome to participate.
Sponsor: National Safe and Healthy Housing Coalition
The meeting is open to all coalition members, and there is no fee to join. The meeting will include speakers, Hill visits, and Congressional briefings. The agenda is available on the website.
Price: free, but preregistration is required
Sponsor: The Breast Cancer Fund and the Collaborative on Health and the Environment in collaboration with US Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) & US Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL)
Speakers include 1) Nancy Buermeyer, senior policy strategist with the Breast Cancer Fund; Dick Clapp, DSc, epidemiologist and professor with Boston University School of Public Health; Ted Schettler, MD, MPH, science director of the Science and Environmental Health Network (SEHN); and Sandra Steingraber, PhD, scientist and acclaimed author of Living Downstream: A Scientist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment and Having Faith.
Contact: Vanessa Ramirez, 213-236-3751 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsor: University of Washington Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health
The speaker will be Gunnar Boysen, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
The Chemical Mechanisms Leading to EMF Sensitivity
June 3-6, 2010