Multiple Chemical Sensitivity:
How Chemical Exposures May Be Affecting Your Health

Produced and Directed by Alison Johnson
A Johnson/Startzman Film
Post-Production CineVision Productions
1998       60 minutes

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The enormous increase in the use of new chemicals since World War II has led not only to the pollution of the outdoor environment but also to a sharp decrease in the quality of indoor air in the home and workplace. As a result, more and more people are developing a condition known as multiple chemical sensitivity, or MCS. These people experience symptoms upon exposure to even low levels of the chemicals found in perfume, air fresheners, cleaning products, fabric softeners, diesel and auto exhaust, new carpet, paint, and other products. This documentary illustrates the devastating effects that MCS has had on the lives of over a dozen people from various backgrounds and also includes discussion from leading physicians in the field.


"Your video does an excellent job in explaining current thinking about the causes of the problem and how it can be best addressed. I especially applaud your including in the production some of the most knowledgeable MCS experts in the country."
  Senator Bernard Sanders (I-VT)
"Multiple Chemical Sensitivity is professionally produced, highly credible, and the best video presentation of MCS I have seen to date."
  Diane Thomas, editor
The Human Ecologist
"This is a terrific video. While there may be some people who would remain unconvinced by it, they must be few and far between. . . . The tone of the video is moderate and balanced, but the ominous implications of these patients’ sufferings and struggles are never far below the surface. . . . I cannot recommend it too highly."
  Lynn Lawson, author of Staying Well in a Toxic World


The following national experts in the field of MCS appear in this documentary:

Nicholas A. Ashford, Ph.D., J.D., is a Professor of Technology and Policy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has previously served as Chair of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health and as Chair of the EPA’s Committee on Technology, Innovation, and Economics.

Iris R. Bell, M.D., Ph.D., is Associate Professor at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center and is also a member of the staff at the Tucson Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona.

Gunnar Heuser, M.D., Ph.D., is a toxicologist in private practice and is also Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA School of Medicine.

William J. Meggs, M.D., Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, East Carolina University School of Medicine.

Claudia S. Miller, M.D., M.S., is a Professor in Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Miller was a member of the Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf War Expert Scientific Advisory Committee.

Gerald H. Ross, M.D., practiced environmental medicine at the Environmental Health Center in Dallas, Texas, for twelve years. Dr. Ross was the first director of a clinic in Halifax, Nova Scotia, that is the first government-sponsored clinic in the world established to evaluate and treat patients with chemical sensitivity.


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