Chemical Reaction Support
Do you react to common chemicals, such as perfume, petrochemicals, carpeting?
A support group meets occasionally in Maryland and Northern Virginia 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.
Location: The Maryland City Library, 3501 Russett Common, Laurel, MD.
DIRECTIONS: From the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, head west on Route 198 less than 1/4 mile, then turn right at the first traffic light onto Russett Green East. Go past the Wal-Mart entrance, then turn left onto Russett Common. The library is on the left.
(Please note that the BW Parkway heading north from the Washington Beltway is also often backed up and very slow on a Saturday afternoon. Also note that an alternative of Rt. 198 (from I-95) through Laurel can also be somewhat slow. Either way, it is suggested that you give yourself extra time.)
Many thanks to our CSDA Vice President, Debbie Roy, for her tireless efforts to get Dr. Fotuhi and all our presenters to come talk to our small group.
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.
Warren Black (CSDA point of contact for speaker logistics and announcements)
For information via internet, email firstname.lastname@example.org.Please! Do not wear fragrances to any group events, including personal care products or detergents!About the CSDA
The Chemical Sensitivity Disorders Association (CSDA) welcomes your tax-deductible contributions. You may mail them to: CSDA, 7308 Cedar Ave, Takoma Park, Maryland 20912. If you wish to include email newsletters, please include your email address. You will then receive details of meetings.
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