Barb Wilkie's EHN Website
Last updated 2008

EHN Board President Barb Wilkie was very ill from chemically-induced kidney disease for several years. She passed away May 31, 2011. EHN presents this site both as a tribute and as valuable information. Many links and references will be out of date but Barb's research holds up over time. We will be transferring the site page by page, with updated details, to EHN's main site. If you would like to reach an EHN staff person, please contact us directly.

Government LINKS
Section 2: G - Z


Slowly scroll through this site using the outbound links as time allows, or click on an alpha character above to quickly reach the agency in alpha order. Or, use

QuickClicks to: ADA | Congress | DOJ | EEOC | EPA | FDA

HUD | JAN | LLNL | NCD | NIEHS | NIOSH | Nova Scotia | OSHA

UN | U.S. | US Access Board | US Army | US Codes | USGS | USPS

Visit Thomas -- Legislative Information on the Internet

General Information on EHN's General Links


NOTE: This section has been divided to speed loading. You should be able to use it as if it were all one document.

Please also visit our General Links pages, where each letter of the alphabet represents a separate page. For example, if you are looking for a link to ALA or AMA and their acknowledgement that fragrances can trigger asthma, or perhaps American PIE (Public Information on the Environment), go to page A. For information on fragrances or perfume, see Fragrances. If you are interested in the work of Julia Kendall, visit page K. Page M will provide links to other MCS sites. Page S will take you to SAFE Schools as well as an international site pertaining to MCS: SaferWorld.

Links are cross-referrenced as time allows.


U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO)

  • About GAO
    "...Supporting the Congress is GAO's fundamental responsibility.
    In meeting this objective, GAO performs a variety of services, the
    most prominent of which are audits and evaluations of Government
    programs and activities. The majority of these reviews are made
    in response to specific congressional requests. The Office is
    required to perform work requested by committee chairpersons and, as
    a matter of policy, assigns equal status to requests from ranking
    minority Members. GAO also respon ds to individual Member
    requests, as possible. Other assignments are initiated pursuant
    to standing commitments to congressional committees, and some
    reviews are specifically required by law. Finally, some assignments
    are independently undertaken in accordance with GAO's basic
    legislative responsibilities. "

Global Change FAQs

  • Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA)

    Government (also see Federal and states by name)

    GPO [Gov't Printing Office] Access

    What Is GPO Access?

    [Governmental Bodies]
    Directory of Sites in Occupational & Environmental Health
    Emphasizing European Resources and Governmental Bodies
    By Raymond Agius of the Univ. of Edinburgh

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    Health Canada
    Health and Education Committee


    HHS (U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services)

    House of Representatives, U.S.

    HUD (U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development)
  • HRP - Office for Human Research Protections
    " ... The first provision of the Code states that "the voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential." Freely given consent to participation in research
    is thus the cornerstone of ethical experimentation involving human subjects. The Code
    goes on to provide the details implied by such a requirement: capacity to consent,
    freedom from coercion, and comprehension of the risks and benefits involved. Other
    provisions require the minimization of risk and harm, a favorable risk/benefit ratio,
    qualified investigators using appropriate research designs, and freedom for the subject to
    withdraw at any time. Similar recommendations were made by the World Medical
    Association in its Declaration of Helsinki: Recommendations Guiding Medical Doctors in
    Biomedical Research Involving Human Subjects, first adopted by the 18th World
    Medical Assembly in Helsinki, Finland, in 1964, and subsequently revised by the 29th
    World Medical Assembly, Tokyo, Japan, 1975, and by the 41st World Medical Assembly,
    Hong Kong, 1989. The Declaration of Helsinki further distinguishes therapeutic from
    nontherapeutic research. ... " [emphasis added]
    Have users or non-consenting secondhand users of our modern synthetic fragrances given
    voluntary consent to the petrochemical contents of our modern synthetic fragrances? -- barb

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    Indoor Air Facts No. 4 (revised) -- Sick Building Syndrome (SBS)
    For those of you who need this info at a glance, it is copied from the fact sheet given immediately above:
    Although air sampling for contaminants might seem to be the logical response to occupant complaints, it seldom provides information about possible causes. While certain basic measurements, e.g., temperature, relative humidity, CO2, and air movement, can provide a useful "snapshot" of current building conditions, sampling for specific pollutant concentrations is often not required to solve the problem and can even be misleading. Contaminant concentration levels rarely exceed existing standards and guidelines even when occupants continue to report health complaints. Air sampling should not be undertaken until considerable information on the factors listed above has been collected, and any sampling strategy should be based on a comprehensive understanding of how the building operates and the nature of the complaints.

    Institute of Medicine (IOM)
    an arm of National Academy of Sciences

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    JAN (Job Accommodation Network)

    Welcome to the President's Committee on Employment of People With Disabilities

    A service of the President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities

    Department of Justice


      Perfume rulings:
    • "...A medical care facility, such as the University of Cincinnati Medical Center,
      "... Use of fragrances is usually a matter of personal choice by individual
      employees, rather than a business or employment policy. In most circumstances,
      it would not be "reasonable" to require an employer to regulate such personal
      choices by its employees.


        And folks, it is this ruling that kept me from receiving accommodation in my former workplace,
        which was highly scented. Had I been accommodated, it would have improved the air quality for
        all staff! I nay have been the only employee diagnosed, MCS, but I was not the only employee
        living and working with an Enviornmental Illness . . . which includes cancers. This is also the
        ruling that keeps so many hospitals, doctors offices, healthcare facilities and personnel scented
        with the very chemicals that are known triggers of asthma. Fragrance chemicals are also found
        as "inerts" in pesticides (chemicals often more toxic than the couple listed on the labels are
        hidden from the public by calling these chemicals "proprietary information").

        Of all the places that should NOT be scented with our modern synthetic petrochemical fragrances,
        it is exactly the setting of this harmful ruling -- our healthcare facilities of every description.
        And that should have been clear as early as 1992 and 1993 when Julia Kendall compiled the
        information taken from various sources, including the EPA's papers of 1991 and 1992. Also,
        it is no good to public health, well being, access, what have you, to state that there is too low
        of an amount of any one of these chemicals to cause adverse health events . . . THAT does
        not look to the adverse effects or events caused by the combination of hundreds of these
        petrochemical derivatives to make any one scent. And, it certainly does not address the issue
        of thousands of these chemicals all volatilizing from all of the scented products used for personal
        care and adornment or for cleaning and maintenance projects -- incuding pesticides -- to
        affect the air we all must breathe regardless of our stage of development or our health status. -- barb

      • Julia Kendall's Work


      • Perfumers World's Raw Materials of Perfumery


    • "...On November 30, 1992, Mayor Frank Jordan adopted a policy requesting
      individuals to refrain from wearing perfume or other scented products when
      attending any public meeting. This policy was referenced in our September 1993 LOF.
      On April 30, 1993, San Francisco revised this policy to request that individuals with
      MCS or environmental illness call an accessibility hotline in order to make specific
      arrangements to accommodate their condition at public meetings. The remainder
      of this letter
      addresses whether San Francisco's revised public meeting policy
      violates Title II. ..."


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    Labor, Department of (DOL)

    • DOL Mission Statement:
      "The U.S. Department of Labor is charged with preparing the American workforce
      for new and better jobs, and ensuring the adequacy of America's workplaces. It is
      responsible for the administration and enforcement of over 180 federal statutes.
      These legislative mandates and the regulations produced to implement them cover
      a wide variety of workplace activities for nearly 10 million employers and well over
      100 million workers, including protecting workers' wages, health and safety,
      employment and pension rights; promoting equal employment opportunity;
      administering job training, unemployment insurance and workers' compensation
      programs; strengthening free collective bargaining and collecting, analyzing and
      publishing labor and economic statistics."

    Labor Relations Board, National: Fact Sheet

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
    Legislative Information on the Internet (Thomas)

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    Marin County

    The Marin / Sonoma Mosquito & Vector Control Agency
    • Mission Statement
      "The Marin / Sonoma Mosquito & Vector Control Agency protects the health and comfort
      of the public through the abatement of vertebrate and invertebrate vectors. It applies
      quality, safety, cost-effectiveness, accountability and leadership to its public-centered
      programs. The district's programs consist of surveillance, control, education, interagency
      cooperation and legislation."

    Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC ), SF Bay Area



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    National Academy of Sciences (NAS)

    National Ag Safety Database (NASD)
    "The National Ag[ricultural] Safety Database is an extensive compendium of
    agricultural safety and health education and information resources."

    National Archives and Records Administration
    Federal Regualtions, Code of

    National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC)


    The National Environmental Respiratory Center (NERC )

    National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM )

    National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)

    National Council on Disability (NCD)

    National Cancer Institute (NCI)

    National Environmental Respiratory Center (NERC )

    National Health Information Center (NHIC) "The National Health Information Center (NHIC) is a health information referral
    service. NHIC puts health professionals and consumers who have health questions
    in touch with those organizations that are best able to provide answers. ..."

    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
    NIAID Office of Communications and Public Liaison
    Building 31, Room 7A-50
    31 Center Drive MSC 2520
    Bethesda, MD 20892-2520
    United States of America

    • Asthma and Allergy Statistics
      "In 1994, the estimated number of people with self-reported asthma in the
      United States was 14.6 million. The estimate for 1998 has risen to 17 million.[1,2,3]"
      Note: Y2K, ALA states "more than 17 million" people live with asthma. -- barb


    • Free Pamphlets - All of these materials are in the public domain and
      may be reproduced without permission.


    • Key Contacts - includes email addresses


    • Sinusitis - Fact Sheet

    • Something in the Air: Airborne Allergens


      • Chemical Sensitivity
        "Some people report that they react to chemicals in their environment and that these
        allergy-like reactions appear to result from exposure to a wide variety of synthetic and
        natural substances, such as those found in paints, carpeting, plastics, perfumes, cigarette
        smoke, and plants. Although the symptoms may resemble some of the manifestations
        of allergies, sensitivity to chemicals does not represent a true allergic reaction
        involving IgE and the release of histamine or other chemicals."
        Right enough. But just because it isn't a protein-based "true" allergic reaction doesn't mean
        synthetic chemicals do not make people ill. Quite the contrary! In fact, I'll put chemical-
        induced asthma and neurlogocial symptoms up against protein-based asthma any day. And our
        "experts" better start recognizing the fact that asthma, "colds" and "flus," as well as a myriad of debilitating/disabling symptoms, including migraines and other headaches, are caused by
        superfluous toxins we have unwittingly welcomed into our lives and the lives of our children, or
        there will be more than just a "doubling" of asthma cases in 20 years, as is currently predicted.
        Wake up, people! Wake up, WORLD! -- barb


    National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)

    NIEHS (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences)
    Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
    Director, National Toxicology Program
    P.O. Box 12233, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2233
    TELEPHONE: 919-541-3201 FAX: 919-541-2260
    For more information contact the NTP Liaison and Scientific Review Office


    U.S. Naval Observatory
    The 21st Century and the 3rd Millennium - When Will They Begin?

    NIH (National Institutes of Health)

    • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
      Parkinson's: "Many researchers believe that a combination of these four mechanisms --
      oxidative damage, environmental toxins, genetic predisposition, and accelerated
      aging-- may ultimately be shown to cause the disease"

    • Management of Asthma During Pregnancy
      NIH Publication No. 93-3279
      September 1993
      "How To Control Asthma Triggers ..."
      "Strong Odors and Sprays
      • Do not stay in your home when it is being painted. Allow enough time for the paint to dry.

      • Avoid perfume and perfumed cosmetics such as talcum powder and hairspray.

      • Do not use room deodorizers.

      • Use nonperfumed household cleaning products whenever possible. ..."

    NIOSH ( National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
  • Chemical Safety and MSDSs


    NLM (National Library of Medicine)

    NOAA ( National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

    NOP (National Organic Program)

    NORA (National Occupational Research Agenca)


    NPTN (National Pesticide Telecommunications Network)

    National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program,


    New York State Attorney General's Office

    Nova Scotia, Canada
    See also, Genral Links, page N
    and MCS Links
    • Dalhousie University

      • Nova Scotia Environmental Health Centre

          "Scope of Service
          " - As of early 1998, more than 900 patients have been treated for
          environmental sensitivities at temporary facilities in Nova
          Scotia since 1990, and more than 1100 are on the waiting list
          for the new facility.

          "Special construction methods, materials and electrical and
          ventilation systems ensure that patients are treated in a
          completely "clean" environment.

      • ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH CENTRE- Dalhousie University Medical School, Fall River, Nova Scotia, CANADA
          "This world class health facility is the first of its kind that operates as a
          full-time research, prevention and treatment facility for environmental
          hypersensitivity and illnesses. Architect Bill Nycum said, "As architects
          and construction managers, we were challenged to design and construct a
          completely 'clean' environment where patients can be examined and
          treated, allowing researchers to remove the variables that interfere with
          the diagnosis and treatment of the illness." The facility also had to be
          built with low emission materials within a limited budget. Nycum
          selected Elgin-Butler's structural ceramic glazed products for both the
          interior and exterior walls.

    • Halifax Regional Municipality

    • Indoor Air Quality Publications

    • Mayor and Council

    • Nova Scotia Environmental Health Centre

    • The Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities (UNSM)


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    Oakland, California

    Office of Disability Employment Policy


    Office of Governmentwide Policy (OGP) - USA

    Ohio's Code of Law by Anderson

    Organic: AMS National Organic Program (NOP) Proposed Rule Home Page

    The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

    OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)

    To help you get through OSHA reglations, you may wish to visit
    Compliance Management Group (CMG)

    Chemical Sampling Information

    Consultation Directory -- state offices and e-mail addresses

    Employee Participation in Safety and Health Efforts
    "Background: Employees have an obvious interest in working with their employers to
    improve safety and health at their own establishments, since their very lives and
    livelihoods are at stake. Moreover, workers possess a keen awareness of the many
    hazards to which they are exposed during the course of their operations. Many
    workplaces have tapped into this important resource and have achieved successful results
    with innovative approaches that involve safety and health programs and cooperative
    efforts between management and labor. "


    Hazard Communication

    Excerpted from OSHA's Hazard Communication page:

      "OSHA has estimated that more than 32 million workers are exposed to
      650,000 hazardous chemical products in more than 3 million American
      workplaces. This poses a serious problem for exposed workers and their

      "The basic goal of a Hazard Communication Program is to be sure
      employers and employees know about work hazards and how to protect
      themselves; this should help to reduce the incidence of chemical source
      illness and injuries.


      'Chemicals pose a wide range of health hazards (such as irritation,
      sensitization, and carcinogenicity) and physical hazards (such as
      flammability, corrosion, and reactivity). ..."


    MCS from OSHA's perspective

    Now for barb's thoughts in reverse chronological order
    (NOT the opinion of any other person or organization, only barb's):

    April 2003, until ?:
    Well, OSHA got rid of their duplicitous statement:
    "Control: Because the cause of MCS is not currently known, control methods could only
    based on unproven theories. MCS is clearly not occupationally related. "

    Whatever else is right or wrong with OSHA's new page on MCS, their first reference under
    "Other" is to a chemical front organization developed by Dr. Ronald Gots . . ."Environmental
    Sensitivities Research Institute." But they top themselves by also referencing, "'Clinical
    Ecology - A Critical Appraisal.' California Medical Association Scientific Board Task Force on
    Clinical Ecology. (1986). Western Journal of Medicine 144:239-245." As Albert Donnay of
    MCS Referral and Resources informs us: "California Medical Association, which adopted a
    position paper critical of clinical ecology in 1986, reclassified it as a "historical document only" in

    I suggest to OSHA that they begin studying sites like EHN's, MCS R&R, Alison Johnson's,
    contact Mary Lamielle . . . ECHO . . . heck, just go to EHN's page of MCS Links
    And, OSHA may want to follow out one of its links and the link of links to
    Allergies: Culprit Could be in Cosmetic Bag

    Get fragrance products out of the workplace and you'll improve indoor air AND health! THAT is worker safety, OSHA. -- barb

    Preceding April 2003:
    HOW in this whole wide world, can OSHA acknoweldge the role of chemical exposures and then
    claim that MCS (Multiple CHEMICAL Sensitivity) is not occupationally related? Another
    question: When determining exposure to hazardous chemical products, does OSHA take into
    account the superfluous toxins that make up the commonly used fragrance products for personal
    care and cleaning/maintenance? Does OSHA take into account a worker's monthly exposures
    to synthetic fragrances? To pesticides? To disinfectants?

    I'd like to see the stats when OSHA looks at the facts of workplace chemical exposures.
    ALL of the chemical exposures -- "low-level" and spills and blow-outs AND to products
    such as sysnthetic fragrances, which are too easily and dangerously overlooked.

    A direct quote: "Because the cause of MCS is not currently known, control methods could only be
    based on unproven theories. MCS is clearly not occupationally related. "

    Excuse ME, OSHA, but you have really missed the boat on this one. Not only do you state that
    the cause of MCS is not currently known -- Hey, it's the CHEMICALS!, -- including the superfluous
    toxins that are very much part and parcel of our commonly and unwittingly used personal care
    and houshold and janitorial cleaning and maintenance products. Furthermore, how can you
    state on one hand that the cause of MCS is NOT known, and then state CATEGORICALLY
    on the other that "MCS is clearly not occupationally related"? That's HOGWASH!

    For whom was your piece on MCS written? Certainly not the workers who HAVE developed
    MCS in their WORKPLACE because of their daily exposure to "low-level" toxins associated with
    fragrances products -- including perfumes and colognes, detergents and fabric softeners,
    lotions, hair preparations, deodorants, etc, AND cleaning and maintenance products -- USED
    BY OTHERS in the workplace. And you didn't write that piece for the workers subjected to
    pesticides, especially those charged with applying those toxins. OSHA didn't write it with workers
    in mind who are subjected to diesel exhuast. Who did you write that for? Industry?
    Perhaps OSHA is suffering a collective case of fragrance-induced "brain fog." YOU owe it
    to the workers -- and to public health -- to rethink this piece of "fuzzy thinking."

    And it doesn't stop there . . . OSHA directs one's attention to the ATSDR's release of the
    Predecisional Draft Report on MCS, which was decried by member of the MCS
    community because of its obvious industry biases.

    Just in case you wonder why I am so upset by this OSHA pronouncement on MCS:
    My health was ruined by superfluous toxins in my former workplace. HAD there
    been a government agency with well-researched and documented information on the
    harmful effects of synthetic fragrances AND how they can leave the user to adversely
    affect the health of all, regardless of underlying health condition, I could still be gainfully
    employed. But it's more than that. Over the past two years, I've received an increasing
    number of plaintive requests from people trying to remain gainfully employed in a
    job they love, but can't keep because they are forced to breathe in an atmosphere
    polluted by synthetic fragrances. And sysnthetic fragrances are only one aspect of
    chemical poisoning in the workplace. And yet, people continue to get sick because of
    insidious nature of synthetic fragrances, used in a great variety of products. Synthetic
    fragrances have become ubiquitous. Indeed they are, as stated by NIEHS, "Common
    Indoor Air Pollutants" (

    And, just for the record, highly scented detergents and fabric softeners readily pollute
    the outdoor air, land, water and the fish and wildlife downstream. And another thought,
    just for the record on synthetic fragrances polluting more than the indoor
    environment, please read: Dr. Christian G. Daughton Investigates the After-life
    of Everyday Personal Care Products
    as well as FAQs from the Public, Media, and Scientific Communities [seeking opinions of
    Dr. Christian Daughton.] (

    Where will it end? It obviously did not end with me in April 1991 when I went from living
    a successful life with JUST chemical-induced asthma into the abyss of MCS. And, it
    didn't stop with me in March 1992 when I finally learned just what all it was that had a
    drastic effect upon my body. And it won't end soon . . . especially not with this page that
    OSHA put up on the subject of MCS.

    Also, eventually visit NIOSH -- Chemical Occupational Safety and Health Database
    UNDER CONSTRUCTION ... since August 1998. (Jan. 30, 2001) -- barb

    Information about OSHA

    Indoor Air Quality
    Read this. -- barb

    Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
    What OSHA used to say:
    "Because the cause of MCS is not currently known, control methods could only be based
    on unproven theories. MCS is clearly not occupationally related. "

    One of the things I said: Is this the "New OSHA, Reinventing Worker Safety and Health"? Same ol' OSHA in my
    opinion! Besides, How can OSHA declare there are only unproven theories regarding MCS,
    while at the same time declare that MCS is NOT occupationally related? If you are as outraged
    as I am, please write!

    What OSHA says: "Revised: 11 April 2003"
    " Limited information is available on effective control measures, exposure assessments,
    and regulations dealing with MCS; however, OSHA does regulate exposures to
    specific chemical hazards. See the Safety and Health Topics page for Hazardous and
    Toxic Substances and Ventilation. "
    One of the things I now say: So, we think we might make a little headway on the "Control"
    issue, but then take a gander . . . and I quote:

    "Clinical Ecology - A Critical Appraisal. California Medical Association Scientific Board
    Task Force on Clinical Ecology. (1986). Western Journal of Medicine 144:239-245."
    Perhaps OSHA should make use of websites such as EHN's, Fragranced Products Information
    Network, and MCS Refferal and Resources where they could learn:

    "California Medical Association, which adopted a position paper critical of clinical
    ecology in 1986, reclassified it as a "historical document only" in 1993"

    OSHA, April 2003:

    The New OSHA, Reinventing Worker Safety and Health
    "The New OSHA- Reinventing Worker Safety and Health
    " 'We have to recognize that, done right, regulation protects our workers from injury,
    and that when we fail, it can have disastrous consequences. I believe we can bring back
    common sense and reduce hassle without stripping away safeguards for our
    children, our workers, and our families.'
    " President Clinton
    "February 21, 1995
    "A safe workplace is central to our ability to enjoy health, security, and the opportunity
    to achieve the American dream. ..."
    Note the juxtaposition w/comments immediately above on MCS!
    Me thinks OSHA stands for: Oh Stuff Happens Anyway-- barb

    OSHA Act of 1970, amended on November 5, 1990

    The OSHA Hazard Communication Standard

    Proposed Standard For Indoor Air Quality: ETS Hearings, 1994-95

    Safety & Health Internet Sites

    Safety Plans

    Top 20 OSHA Cited Violations

    Trade Secret

    PubMed, National Library of Medicine (free Medline search)

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    Rehabilitation, Dept of -- California

    Representatives, U.S.

      Activist from Earthlaw -- the eaiest way to get email addresses


    • House of Representatives: Alaska - Montana

      House of Representatives: North Carolina to Wyoming

    • Other Contact information


    • Representative Jan Schakowsky (IL)
      H.R. 5238, introduced by Rep Jan Schakowsky (IL) and co-sponsored by Rep Shelley Berkley (NV)
      "Title: To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require that fragrances
      containing known toxic substances or allergens be labeled accordingly. "
      NOTE: Clicking on the URL below will take you to Thomas Legislative Information
      on the Internet. Enter hr 5238 in the box, "By Bill Number and click the search button. -- barb


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    San Francisco, California

    San Francisco Bay Area Transit Information Project

    San Jose, California

    San Mateo County

    San Mateo County, Sustainable

    Senate, Contacting the
    Activist from Earthlaw -- the eaiest way to get email addresses for your representatives and senators


    Senate bill 599; including introductory text, status and contact information
    Environmental Protection Act for Children,
    Sen. Barbara Boxer (D - CA)|/bss/d105query.html|

    Social Security

    The Mission of the Social Security Administration "To promote the economic security of the nation¹s people through compassionate and
    vigilant leadership in shaping and managing America's Social Security programs.
    Can't prove that by me or the shared experiences of others living with MCS! -- barb

    DI 24515.000 Specific Medical Evaluation Instructions
    Table of Contents


    • Evaluation of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)


      OR Ruling:


    • Evaluation Of Specific Issues ‹ Environmental Illness


    • Submit a website comment


        RE: Your query regarding your website and your statement:
        "Please don¹t include an email address or other personal
        information, because we will not be able to respond."

        In this modern era, the disabled community depends on computers
        and email for communication. By eliminating contact via email
        you thwart access for the community of people with disabilities.

        Secondly, I wonder why in the year 2003, with all the information
        coming out about the toxic chemicals used to make our most commonly
        used consumer products -- those for personal care as well as
        household and janitorial cleaning and maintenance products -- you
        do not have a page on MCS as a disability. You do have a small
        section on Environmntal Illness from 1996 and you do have a large
        section on Chronic Fatigue, which often is a component of MCS, but
        you don't outwardly acknowledge MCS.

        And, of course, because you don't want email addresses, I'll never
        learn the answer to my question. And, unless there is a change
        to include MCS as a recognized disability, no one else will
        learn of it either.

    Office of Employment Support Programs

    Social Security Disability Program


    Social Security Site Map



    State and Local Governments

    Sustainable San Francisco

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    Texas Department of Health Voluntary Indoor Air Quality Guidelines for Public Schools

    Thomas -- Legislative Information on the Internet

    Environmental Protection Act for Children
    Sen. Barbara Boxer (D - CA)
    Senate bill 599; including introductory text, status and contact information|/bss/d105query.html|

    Transit Information Project (San Francisco Bay Area)

    Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program, National

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    United Nations

  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    U.S. Government

    Address Directory For The Politicians Of The World - United States
    This link will open a new web document, close to return to EHN's page. -- barb

    C-Span - Write To Congress (Senators and Representatives)
    I have been so frustrated by the ZIP code form, which effectively kept people from
    writing to senators and representatives other than their own. Sometimes, one wishes
    to contact members of committees, but couldn't under such a system. Now, thanks to C-Span,
    you can search by name, or even partial name, and get a form by which you can write
    to a congressional member even if you are not in his/her district. However, do not expect
    a response if you are not a constituent. -- barb

    Congressional (Senate and House) e-mail addresses and websites
    (provided by Grace York)
    "Most Members of Congress consider e-mail for constituents only."
    This link will open a new web document, close to return to EHN's page. -- barb

    U.S. Access Board -- Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board


    Chemical Casualty Care Office

    U.S. Census Bureau
    U.S. CIC (U.S. Government Consumer Information Center)

    US Codes
    • Search the United States Code
      For example, if you wished to locate code dealing with adulterated or misbranded
      cosmetics, you would go to the URL given above and the enter "21" in the box marked
      "Title" and you would enter the number "361" or "362" in the box marked "Section" to
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      Sec. 361. Adulterated cosmetics or Sec. 362. Misbranded cosmetics

      Then do read the text ...

      Do you also wonder where our FDA has been? If so, please
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      synthetic fragrance chemicals, referencing "Docket Number 99P-1340/CP 1" and
      emailing your comments to

      For more info on the petition, please see EHN's FDA Citizens' Petition. -- barb

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