Chemical Reaction Support

CSDA Metro-Wide Group

About the CSDA | Announcements (inc. Gypsy Moth Spraying) | Contact Info
Meetings | Links

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.


CSDA's regular meetings at the Russett Library in Laurel, Maryland, are open to all who are scent-free. At 2:00 on meeting days, we welcome new and old friends, and try to find solutions for individuals' problems. At 2:30, we turn our attention to our speaker of the day. You're welcome to ask them your questions when they invite them. After 4:40, the library closes unfortunately, but personal discussions continue in the parking lots and nearby cafes.

Special Meeting: Sunday, July 27 1:00-4:30 in Arbutus

Susan Molloy of Snowflake, Arizona, is a leading national spokesperson for the chemically and electromagnetically sensitive people. She is coming to Washington, D.C. to advocate for us at the National Council on Disability July 23-25, and the National Center for Independent Living conference July 28-August 2 (see below). Since our usual library conference room was unavailable the weekend she is here, we eserved a large room used for asthmatics at the Arbutus Library (of the Baltimore County library system) at 855 Sulphur Spring Road, Arbutus, Maryland 21227. The library is very close to I-95 and I-195 west.

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 scents, tobacco, wi-fi, computers, pesticides, and other toxic chemicals. It is people like Susan and Mary Lamielle who have facilitated this growth.

CSDA-Local is our Yahoo discussion and news group for our meeting participants. Email me if you'd like to join. No obligation is required. Read and/or reply when you wish.

Would you help organize a CSDA party, swimming event, or other activities? Call me at 301 897 9614 or email me.. I'm intending to enjoy some fresh water lake swimming this summer. Let's get together through the summer. Email me:
Looking forward to seeing you,
Larry Plumlee,
President, CSDA

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. Do not come via I-95, as Rt. 198 through Laurel is slow.

Future Meetings, 2014:

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) 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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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

Important Considerations on Bt: Gypsy Moth Policy in Washington State
From the Free Press

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

Hazardous Products in the Home from Purdue

MCS Resources and Referral includes MUSES (carbon monoxide-induced sensitivity)

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: A Literary Critique by Patrick Casanova look

Indoor Environmental Quality, by National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) with funding support from The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board)

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

Beyond Pesticides

ChemTracker chemical research tool at

Chemical Injury .net

CIIN - Chemical Injury Information Network

Environmental Health News

Environmental Working Group

Fragranced Products Information Network

Google Scholar for searching scientific papers

Green Living at

HEAL - Human Ecology Action League

Health and Environment Resource Center

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

Maryland Pesticide Network

Maryland -- Baltimore MCS Email List on Yahoo invites your questions

MCS Task Force of New Mexico

Natalie's Nuggets

New Trends Publishing: Sally Fallon Morell, MA

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

Online Allergy Center

Pesticide Watch (in California)

Virginia Health & Environment Project

Weston Price Foundation - Food, Farming, & Healing

Other links:

Maryland Smart Meter Awareness

The Rainforest Site (Click to Give)

Webmaster's Blog

Gypsy Moth Spraying

Gypsy Moth Treatments in Maryland

2014: Maryland plans gypsy moth spraying in Garrett, Allegany and possibly Talbot counties only. The acreage has yet to be determined. Maryland residents can get notice from MDGypsyMoth on Twitter.

Pennsylvania Interactive Spraying Map

Ohio Gypsy Moth Program

West Virginia will spray in Hardy County. Persons who must avoid this for health reasons should request to be added to the chemically sensitive list.

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 Control Program
Notes on Maryland and Delaware Mosquito Spraying
Maryland Mosquito Control


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