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 Many links and references will be out of date but Barb's research holds up over time.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.


Dr. Grace Ziem | Zeolite



Merla Zellerbach
Wake Up and Smell the Chemicals
Helpful info and product safer alternatives given, but unfathomably she didn't mention that
one should avoid the use of scented fabric softeners. Nor did Ms. Zellerbach take into account
all of the people who can suffer adverse events due to secondary and tertiary levels of
exposure. As I read this, it was written for the primary user who is developing chemical
sensitization. Remember that synthetic scents are volatile organic compounds, concocted of
tens to hundreds of chemicals from the industry's arsenal of between 3,000 and 5,000
inadequately tested chemicals. We've got to start thinking beyond ourselves to the effects our
actions and the products we use can cause to other people and other creatures of our planet.-- barb


Zero Waste

  • Dr. Grace Ziem
    • AMA article,Doctors debate "chemical sensitivity" diagnosis, in
      HEALTH & SCIENCE, quoting Dr. Ziem:
        "What would happen if it [MCS] were recognized as a diagnosis?" Dr. Ziem asked.
        "Reasonable accommodation would be required in public places, meaning
        that we would have nontoxic pest control, nontoxic air fresheners, and less-toxic
        cleaning agents. The chemical industry is quite aware that if this condition became
        recognized, there would be sales implications in the billions [of dollars]."


        Should anyone think the chemical industry is not the driving force behind MCS
        "controversy" and its not being recognized by the mainstream medical industry, read the
        Chemical Manufacturers Association's 1990 call-to-arms, Environmental Illness Briefing Paper.

        I, among so many activists, have always said, "It is only a matter of time" . . . until MCS and
        chemical injury become recognized by mainstream medical. BUT, that means millions upon
        millions more people will have to live with and die prematurely from the toxins volatilizing from
        products released to market without adequate testing. And that also means that mainstream
        doctors will not quickly write a prescription for some mind altering drugs, swelling the ranks
        of folks with MCS who have been diagnosed as having "psychological" problems. This is a
        physiological malady. The chemical composition of commonly used personal care products contain
        neurotoxins, carcinogens, teratogens, irritants and sensitizers. Folks, there is no government
        regulation that's going to save your health, your lives. YOU had better start making wiser
        purchases of safer products . . . and the sooner the better for all of us AND our fish and wildlife
        downstream, too. -- barb

    • Articles with data that support an organic physical basis for MCS
      MCS Referral & Resources, Albert Donnay


    • Dr. Grace Ziem's Environmental Control Plan for Chemically Sensitive Patients


    • Letter to editor: appearing in American Academy of Family Physicians
      Understanding Patients with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
      Dr. Grace Ziem, among others responds. -- barb


    • Profile of patients with chemical injury and sensitivity.

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