Living with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: Narratives of Coping

Living with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: Narratives of Coping

by Gail McCormick
     
 

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

Overview

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. Foreword by Pamela Reed Gibson of James Madison University. 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. Includes photographs of persons whose lives are described.

Editorial Reviews

Oregon Ecobuilding Network
excellent
CanaryNews
"recommend[ed]"
Booknews
A Seattle counselor living with multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) presents her interviews with 32 pictured others coping with this life- impacting syndrome in different regions of the US, Canada, and Belarus. A sufferer's spouse adds his perspective. Appendices include an overview of MCS, a sociologist's viewpoint, resources for support, and recommended reading. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786408870
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
11/15/2000
Series:
McFarland Health Topics
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

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

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