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Below are listed selected authors, books, and videos of interest to those seeking information about the effects of chemicals on human health, creating a healthier, less-toxic lifestyle, and coping with chemical injury and sensitivity. Books that are more technical, for physicians, scientists, and serious lay readers, are noted as such. Otherwise, the books are written for a general audience.

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William J. Rea, MD

·         Chemical Sensitivity, Volumes 1-4 (medical textbooks)

·         Optimum Environments for Optimum Health and Creativity: Designing and Building a Healthy Home or Office(2002)

Nicholas A. Ashford, PhD, JD and Claudia S. Miller, MD, MS

·         Chemical Exposures: Low Levels and High Stakes, 2nd ed. (1998) (technical)

Kaye Kilburn, MD


·         Chemical Brain Injury (1998) (technical)


·         Endangered Brains: How Chemicals Threaten Our Future (2004)

Doris J. Rapp, MD


·         Our Toxic World: A Wakeup Call (2003)


·         Is This Your Child? (1992)


·         Is This Your Child's World? How You Can Fix the Schools and Homes That are Making Your Children Sick (1997)

Jacqueline Krohn, MD


·         Natural Detoxification: A Practical Encyclopedia-The Complete Guide to Clearing Your Body of Toxins, Updated and Expanded Edition (2001)


·         Allergy Relief and Prevention: A Doctor's Guide to Treatment & Self-Care (2000)

Pamela Reed Gibson, PhD


·         Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: A Survival Guide (2000)

Carolyn Gorman, MA


·         Less Toxic Alternatives, Revised Edition (1997)

Debra Lynn Dadd


·         Home Safe Home: Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Everyday Toxics and Harmful Household Products in the Home (1997)

Paula Baker-Laporte, Erica Elliott, John Banta, Lisa Flynn


·         Prescriptions for a Healthy House: A Practical Guide for Architects, Builders, and Homeowners, Revised and Expanded Edition (2001)

Lynn Lawson


·         Staying Well in a Toxic World: Understanding Environmental Illness, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, Chemical Injuries, and Sick Building Syndrome (1996)


·         Staying Well in a Toxic World: A New Millennium Update (2000)

Sherry Rogers, MD


·         Chemical Sensitivity (1998) an excellent, well-written booklet with a good overview of chemical sensitivity—great introduction for yourself or for family and friends


·         The EI Syndrome: An Rx for Environmental Illness (1987)

·         Tired or Toxic? (1990)

·         Wellness Against All Odds (1994)

·         Detoxify or Die (2002)

Gail McCormick


·         Living with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: Narratives of Coping (2000)

Alison Johnson


·         Casualties of Progress: Personal Histories from the Chemically Sensitive (2000)


·         Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: How Chemicals May Be Affecting Your Health (1998) (video)


·         Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Vol. II- Commentary by Three Experts (Miller, Ashford, Bell) (1999) (video)


·         Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Vol. III – Commentary by Four Experts (Ross, Meggs, Hauser, Pape) (1999) (video)