The Environmental Factor, a Web publication of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, reports on a seminar with guest lecturer Alison Johnson, chair of the Chemical Sensitivity Foundation, a nonprofit with a mission to raise public awareness about Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
A guest lecturer at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences trained the spotlight on growing concerns about Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS), an environmentally triggered disability that has been linked to widespread exposures during wars in Vietnam and the Persian Gulf, as well as natural and man-made disasters, such as the BP oil spill and Hurricane Katrina.
MCS patient advocate Alison Johnson, Chair of the Chemical Sensitivity Foundation, spoke about the condition during a seminar at the NIEHS Keystone building as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The seminar was hosted by the NIEHS Disability Advocacy Committee (DAC) and co-sponsored by the NIEHS National Toxicology Program (NTP).
In his introduction of the speaker, Steve Kleeberger, Ph.D., NIEHS acting deputy director, said Johnson’s seminar was aligned with the NIEHS mission to “alleviate the burden of illness and disability,” as it relates to environmental exposures.