Health Related Resources & Links

Chemical Injury

  • Chemical Injury Information Network - An advocacy organization run by the chemically injured for the benefit of the chemically injured. It focuses primarily on education, credible research into Multiple Chemical Sensitivities and the empowerment of the chemically injured.

  • Chemical Industry Archives - "Chemical companies say that their products are rigorously tested for health and safety, their facilities are safe for workers and nearby communities, and their industry is tightly regulated. Can we believe their claims?"

  • Trade Secrets - This site is the companion to the PBS documentary "Trade Secrets"
    A Bill Moyers report which explores a secret archive of the chemical industry that document efforts of chemical companies to thwart the public's right to know about the health implications of synthetic chemicals like vinyl chloride and benzene.

  • Jon L. Gelman Attorney at Law - Concentrating in workers' compensation, mesothelioma, asbestous and latex litigation, toxic exposures and catastrophic injuries. Jon Gelman writes extensively about workers comp and chemical injuries. His website is well worth a visit.......

  • It's All In Your Head - Untold dozens of current and former Boeing workers continue to live with medical problems - ranging from nausea and nose bleeds to impaired vision and brain damage - they blame on chemicals at the Auburn plant, the top-secret Developmental Center in south Seattle and other Boeing facilities. And, like four years ago, many of them continue to fall through the cracks of a system that, on paper, was designed to help workers who have been hurt on the job.

  • Pennsylvania Court Holds Exposure at Work Caused Latex Sensitivity - A registered nurse was able to meet the burden of proof by demonstrating that her exposure at work was significant and therefore materially contributed to her latex sensitivity. The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board recently held that a registered nurse submitted sufficient competent evidence to support her claim that as a result of her exposure to latex gloves at work she developed increased sensitivity.

Spine Injury

  • Spine Disability Evaluations - This site focuses on functional capacity as it relates to injuries both on and off the worksite. Functional Capacity Assessment is a comprehensive exam appropriate for anyone experiencing spinal-related back pain, lower back pain, disability and/or diminished capacity.

Pain Management

  • American Pain Foundation - Nonprofit consumer education and advocacy
    organization. Online resource center for people with pain, their families, friends, caregivers, the media, legislators, and the general public. Includes links, policy and advocacy, media resources and more.

  • Chronic Pain Relief Coalition (CPRC) - Includes list of pain statutes, laws, regulations, guidelines and statements by state.

  • Validate Your Pain - A noteworthy book written by Drs. Allan Chino and Corinne Dille Davis on "pain" and situations which are encountered while attempting to find relief.

Health Care

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

  • The CFIDS Association of America - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), also known as Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS), affects an estimated 800,000 American adults and an unknown number of children and adolescents.

  • CFS News and Related Resources - Chronic fatigue website with current related news and many related links.

  • CFIDS/M.E./FMS Information Webring - Find information about the disease CFIDS (chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome), known as M.E. (myalgic encephalomyelitis) in the U.K. and Canada, and also called chronic fatigue syndrome; as well as the condition FMS, or fibromyalgia syndrome, which often accompanies CFIDS/M.E. and may be a version of the same disease.

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

  • Repetitive Strain Injury Websites - As more and more work, education and recreation involves computers, everyone needs to be aware of the hazard of Repetitive Strain Injury to the hands and arms resulting from the use of computer keyboards and mice.

Stress on the Job

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSD)

  • RSD Websites - RSD is a very painful and disabling disease that affects an estimated 7 million people in the United States. Since it is little understood, RSD is often misdiagnosed and therefore often not properly treated.

Brain Injury

Electrical Injury

  • 108 Days - A book about a worker's struggle to recover from a severe electrocution injury.