I’ve previously posted about a research project Pamela Gibson from the James Madison University in Virginia was undertaking. She has been asking for women aged 65 and older who have experienced environmental sensitivities (chemical and/or electrical) to participate in an online study of how their needs are being met as they grow older with sensitivities, but due to a lack of participation from women over the age of 65 (does anyone want to guess why?) she has opened up the study to anyone over the age of 21.
WOMEN OVER AGE 65 STUDY MODIFIED TO INCLUDE PERSONS 21 OR OVER WITH ENVIRONMENTAL SENSITIVITIES
(CHEMICAL OR ELECTRICAL)
The James Madison University Environmental Sensitivities Research Team is inviting adults aged 21 and over who have experienced environmental sensitivities (chemical and/or electrical) to participate in on online study of how their needs are being met as they grow older with sensitivities.
If you are interested in participating, please click on the link below to see the consent form and learn more about the study.
If you are unable to complete the survey online, you are welcome to request a hard copy that can be mailed to you.
To request a hard copy please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 540-568-6195 and leave a message with you name (clearly stated) and your complete address.
Thank you ahead to everyone who helps me with this study.
To take the survey online, click on the link or copy this url into your browser:
Pamela Gibson, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology
James Madison University, MSC 7704
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
I personally know so many of us who are aging and whose basic needs are already not being met. Accessible retirement homes and hospitals aren’t available, and neither is ‘safe’ in home care, because fragranced products are so pervasive that even fragrance-free people get 2nd and 3rd hand residues all over them, and many people have been unable to give them up. Other everyday products and materials are also toxic, and food allergies and sensitivities have become more complicated too. That and the proliferation of wireless devices everywhere, means there are few if any safe places to go.
So, what happens when we can’t look after ourselves?
To see the previous work from Pamela Gibson and the team, please visit the website: http://www.mcsresearch.net/index.htm
Also, check out the book
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: A Survival Guide, 2nd Edition
Thank-you! I did the survey and will enjoy checking out their website. Happy 1st day of Spring!
Linda I found a small book written by an Australian doctor who studied and worked with mcs patients long ago… I found some of the information new. It may not be the same for you but would like to share it with you in case it could be helpful to you or some other people here.
Click to access Killing+Us+Softly+1.3.pdf
I am sorry to put it here in an unrelated place but I do not know how else to contact you.
Thanks Sandy! Killing Us Softly came out many, perhaps even 10 years ago! I’m not sure I ever finished reading it.
My attention span for books etc has been very limited, I haven’t had enough exposure free times!
Did the study.