Chemical Reaction Support
CSDA Metro-Wide Group
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.
EXTRA MEETING SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, JULY 30 1-4;30 IN ARBUTUS, MARYLAND, LIBRARY
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.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO COME SCENT-FREE TO THIS MEETING. THIS MEANS NOT USINGS SCENTS, DEODORANTS, AND SCENT-FREE DETERGENTS. THE SPEAKER HERSELF IS SENSITIVE TO SCENTS AS WELL AS TO ELECTRICAL FIELDS FROM CELL PHONES, COMPUTERS, AND WIFI, AS ARE CSDA MEMBERS.
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, http://www.ncil.org/2017-annual-conference-on-independent-living/ with an associated Global Independent Living Summit on July 23. http://www.ncil.org/2017-annual-conference-on-independent-living/global-il-summit/ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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 email@example.com . For further information, see the CSDA's Chemsense web page at: http://chemsense.com/ and occasional Blog at: http://chemsense.blogspot.com/ .
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com .
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For information via internet, email email@example.com.
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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Selected Links on Chemical Sensitivity and Health
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
- CSDA Comments on Gypsy Moth Management
including Comments on Pesticide (tebufenozide) by D. Goode and J. Goode (PDF)
- Maryland Pesticide Networks (MPN) Comments
- Maryland PTA Comments
- Extract from USDA Env. Impact Statement on predators of Gypsy Moths (PDF)
- 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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