Living with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

Narratives of Coping


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About the Book

The people profiled in this book tell how you can create a positive life when you no longer can work, shop, attend church and public events or socialize without unpleasant, or worse, consequences to your health from low-level chemical exposures. Living with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity is a collection of personal stories describing the lives and coping strategies of people with MCS from all over North America. It describes dozens of alternatives to the kinds of isolation and hopelessness that threaten people with this illness.  Laced with inspiration, courage and humor, these stories dispel myths associated with people who have MCS, and will help others to articulate their own experience of the illness to family, friends, coworkers, and health care providers. Appendices include a medical overview, resources for further information and support, and a sociologists’ view of MCS by Steve Kroll-Smith, director of the Environmental Social Science Research Institute, University of New Orleans.

About the Author(s)

Gail McCormick, a woman living with MCS, is a professional mental health counselor and biographer. She lives in Washington.

Bibliographic Details

Gail McCormick

Foreword by Pamela Reed Gibson

Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 304
Bibliographic Info: photos, appendices, resources, index
Copyright Date: 2001
pISBN: 978-0-7864-0887-0
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5428-0
Imprint: McFarland
Series: McFarland Health Topics

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “excellent”—Oregon Ecobuilding Network
  • “recommend[ed]”—CanaryNews