Chemical Reaction Support

CSDA Metro-Wide Group

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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.



Susan Molloy meets with CSDA on Sunday, July 30 1:00-4:30 in Arbutus Library near I-95/I-195

Susan Molloy of Snowflake, Arizona is a leading national spokesperson for chemically and electromagnetically sensitive people. She is coming to Washington, D.C. to advocate for us at the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL.Org) annual conference on July 23-July 27, 2017 (see below *). Since our usual library conference room was unavailable the weekend she is here, I reserved a large room used for asthmatics at the Arbutus Library south of Baltimore city at 855 Sulphur Spring Road, Arbutus, Maryland 21227. The library is very close to I-95 and I-195 west.

Susan Molloy is best known for developing plans for housing to accommodate chemically and electrically sensitive persons, first in San Rafael, California in the 1990's (Ecology House), and more recently east of Snowflake, Arizona (run by Old Concho Community Assistance Center). She is a delightful, knowledgeable activist who has found public monies for her housing projects and dealt effectively with the government requirements and constraints: A truly committed diplomat.

Susan is also one of us, being both electrically and chemically sensitive. And she knows how to listen effectively to others while alternately sharing her own encyclopedic wisdom and knowledge.

But this year, Susan says, "I want it to be so all the people bring their own housing stories, not just me." She means that you should come and talk about your housing problems and solutions, ask questions, and tell those things that will help others to create safe housing. What can we build or remodel in this area and who can help us? What are the implications of our high humidity for making a safe home?

Debbie Roy has been focusing our monthly in-person meetings in Laurel on strategies for recovery. But most of these strategies require a safe home and a healthful work place for success.

To allow more time for getting acquainted, we have reserved the room from 1:00 until closing at 4:30. Susan will be speaking at 2:00, but we'll assume occupancy at 1:00 for those who wish to come and relax together. One of our goals is to inspire you to activism. The disability movement has grown from advocates for the movement-impaired, deaf and blind to include those who cannot tolerate foods, allergic inhalants, scents, tobacco, wi-fi, computers, pesticides, and other toxic chemicals. It is people like Susan and Mary Lamielle who have facilitated this growth.

DIRECTIONS to the Arbutus (Haleothorpe) Library at 855 Sulphur Spring Rd, Halethorpe, MD 21227-2745:
From I-95, Take the I-195 West (MD-166) exit, EXIT 47B, west toward Catonsville (away from BWI Airport).
Then 0.32 miles
Merge onto I-195 W/Metropolitan Blvd via EXIT 47B on the left toward Catonsville.
Then 0.71 miles
I-195 W/Metropolitan Blvd becomes MD-166 N/Metropolitan Blvd.
Then 0.63 miles
After curving Left while passing the Park and Ride, stop at S Rolling Rd and make a hard Left turn, heading back Southeast along I-195/MD-166.
Take S Rolling Rd toward Arbutus. >
Then 0.47 miles
S Rolling Rd goes under I-195/MD-166
Stay straight to go onto Selford Rd. >
Then 0.18 miles
Take the 1st left onto Sulphur Spring Rd.
You should be able to see the library behind the trees from the corner. It is a large, modern 1 story brick building with a parking lot in front.
If you reach Coolpond Ct, Elm, or Ramsgate Ct you've gone a little too far on Selford Rd.
855 Sulphur Spring Rd, Halethorpe, MD 21227-2745, You have arrived at your destination.
If you reach Shelbourne Rd you've gone about 0.3 miles too far on Sulphur Spring Rd.

[This is a temporary change from our usual location.]
Notice: The National Center for Independent Living (NCIL.Org) Annual Conference will be held July 23-27, 2017, with an associated Global Independent Living Summit on July 23. Notably, on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 NCIL will have their Wheelchair March from the Grand Hyatt Hotel near Metro Center to the U.S. Capitol for a rally near the Capitol Reflecting Pool, starting to march at 10am and finishing the Rally about 12:30. Many Conference attendees will meet with their U.S. Congressional representatives that afternoon.

CSDA is the Chemical Sensitivity Disorders Association, a Maryland 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Future CSDA meetings will be held as usual at 2 pm at The Maryland City Library, 3501 Russett Common, Laurel, MD, on Sunday, September 24; Saturday, October 14; & Saturday, November 18, 2017.

If you'd like to be on our Meeting Notification List, send an email to . To recommend speakers to our Vice President and Speakers Chair, call Debby Roy at 301 725 5482. We presently schedule monthly evening and afternoon telephone meetings for our members. Members of CSDA can join free by submitting our application, also available at our public meetings or by writing us at . For further information, see the CSDA's Chemsense web page at: and occasional Blog at: . ++++++++++ CSDA meetings in 2017 are scheduled for Sep 24, Oct 14, and Nov 18.

Do not wear fragrances to any CSDA event, including personal care products and various laundry products! Anyone having a detectable fragrance may be asked to leave!

Also, as some of our members are Electromagnetically Sensitive, please turn off cell/smart phones, tablets, and ALL electronics (the only electronic / computer equipment allowed to be operated will be those required by our speaker for their presentation).


We are changing the date of our September 2017 meeting from Saturday, Sept. 23 to Sunday, Sept 24 at 2:00 p.m.

Our other autumn meetings are Saturday, October 14 and Saturday, October 18 at 2:00 p.m. We have not yet scheduled the speakers for these dates. These meetings are free and open to the public. Attendees are asked to come to our in-person meetings scent-free. If you'd like to be on our Meeting Notification List, send an email to To recommend speakers to our Vice President and Speakers Chair, call Debby Roy at 301 725 5482. We presently schedule monthly evening and afternoon telephone meetings for our members. Members of CSDA can join free by submitting our application, also available at our public meetings or by writing us at .

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 members of CSDA who want additional information, CSDA has organized telephone meetings hosted by our long term member and former board member Warren Black.

If you'd like a membership application, email

Contact Information

For information via internet, email

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.

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Dr. Plumlee, Debra Lynn Dadd, and Larry Radala

Group Members on a hike at Patapsco State Park
group garden
Photos from 2006 Home Tour, Front Royal

Selected Links on Chemical Sensitivity and Health

NEW! Environmental Health News

Information for Chemically Sensitive Persons Having Surgery

American Academy of Environmental Medicine

Chemsense Journal - Comments welcome!  

Chemical Sensitivity Network Blog: Environmental Medicine Matters

Chemicals in the Household EPA Chart showing alternative products

birdsDr. Ziem's Treatments Page including Neural Therapy (Links to Word Documents and PDF downloads.)

Chemicals Health Monitor

Environmental Illness Resource covering EI-MCS, CFS, and Fibromyalgia

MCS Referral and Resources)

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: A Literary Critique by Patrick Casanova look

Perfume: As Romantic as Hazardous Waste Jacki Barineau's page on toxins in perfume

MCS Support Groups - You may find one in your area!  look
They also have a list of physicians .

What is Chemical Sensitivity? at

Yahoo Support Groups - Wellness

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

Environmental Health Network of CA

Barbara Wilkie's files

Ecology House

Beyond Pesticides

ChemTracker chemical research tool at

Chemical Injury .net

CIIN - Chemical Injury Information Network

Environmental Health News

Environmental Working Group

Food and Water Watch

Fragranced Products Information Network

Google Scholar for searching scientific papers

Green Living at

Housing Information - Safe housing information Contribute to charity while you shop online

Maryland Pesticide Network

Maryland Smart Meter Awareness invites your questions

MCS Task Force of New Mexico

New Trends Publishing: Sally Fallon Morell, MA

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

Organic Consumers Assn.

Pesticide Watch (in California)

Weston Price Foundation - Food, Farming, & Healing

U.S. Access Board Indoor Environmental Quality Report

Other links:

The Rainforest Site (Click to Give)

Webmaster's Blog

Gypsy Moth Spraying

Subscribe the local e-mail list to get updates on 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

  1. CSDA Comments on Gypsy Moth Management
    including Comments on Pesticide (tebufenozide) by D. Goode and J. Goode (PDF)
  2. Maryland Pesticide Networks (MPN) Comments
  3. Maryland PTA Comments
  4. Extract from USDA Env. Impact Statement on predators of Gypsy Moths (PDF)
  5. 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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