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Welcome to the website for the James Madison University Environmental Sensitivities Research Team. We study the life impacts of living with Chemical Sensitivity (CS), also referred to as Environmental Illness, Chemical Injury, and Chemical Hypersensitivity. CS is sometimes associated with Electromagnetic Sensitivity. Together these make up Environmental Sensitivities.


Our study of unmet healthcare needs is now published in the Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare. See link on our papers page. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Also thank you to everyone who contacted us for the interview study of women growing older with environmental sensitivities. We were not able to interview everyone who contacted us, but I will soon have a larger online study up of the same topic. This will ask about a variety of needs and how they are met as women age with chemical intolerances and electrohypersensitivity. We have to design and acquire approval for the study.

Check our current studies page to see what we are doing.



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Read online or download articles and papers from the JMU MCS Research Team

Read about the hypothesized causes of MCS

Access resource lists for MCS organizations, and MCS products.

Link to the webpage for Earthrive Books to read excerpts from and/or order the book

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: A Survival Guide, 2nd Edition

Read state of the art environmental reports from various agencies and sources in links and resources


Read MCS research papers
See MCS organizations
Order MCS Survival Guide
Read about MCS causes
See MCS products

Go to MCS Survival Guide site

Other MCS links & resources
Who we are