ANN MCCAMPBELL, MD
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY CONSULTANT
Dr. Ann McCampbell trained in internal medicine and worked in women’s health before she became ill with severe multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) in 1989. She has been a leading chemical sensitivity and disability advocate for the past 20 years. She was a founding board member of the Chemical Sensitivity Foundation and currently is Co-Chair of the Multiple Chemical Sensitivities Task Force of New Mexico.
Dr. McCampbell offers phone consultations for people with chemical sensitivity and other environmentally related illnesses. Her services include providing information, referrals, support, research, and advocacy, and helping clients prioritize issues. She does not provide direct medical care, but does help clients find and work with their own physicians.
This is a great opportunity to speak with a doctor who is knowledgeable about chemical sensitivity, at a reasonable cost, and without having to travel or risk exposure to a medical office. Dr. McCampbell’s services can be especially useful for those who have recently developed chemical sensitivity or “old-timers” who are facing surgery or dealing with a new illness.
MULTIPLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY BOOKLET
Dr. McCampbell has written an excellent introductory booklet entitled Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. It is a succinct easy-to-read overview that is easy for a layperson to understand. This booklet can be an invaluable resource for those who have recently become chemically sensitive. It has also proven useful in helping educate friends, family members, doctors, government agencies, elected officials, and others about multiple chemical sensitivity. For information on how to purchase the booklet, click here.
MEDICAL LEGAL CONSULTATIONS
Dr. McCampbell also offers medical legal consultations in cases involving chemical sensitivity and other environmentally related illnesses. These can include social security, workers compensation, veterans and disability benefits, toxic tort, medical benefits, workplace accommodations, housing, divorce, and child custody cases.
DR. ANN’S BLOG
For tips, thoughts, & current issues on chemical sensitivity & related topics, check out Dr. Ann’s blog.
MULTIPLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY
People with multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) are made sick by exposures to low levels of many common chemicals — such as perfume, paint, pesticides, solvents, new building materials, vehicle exhaust, and smoke. Common symptoms include headache, fatigue, body aches, asthma, rash, dizziness, nausea, and tremors. Symptoms can range from mild to life threatening. People with MCS also often react to foods, drugs, mold, pollen, and electromagnetic fields.
Developing severe multiple chemical sensitivity alters every aspect of a person’s life and can make it almost impossible to work, find safe housing, obtain health care, socialize or pursue hobbies. Relations with family, friends, and co-workers often become strained, because many do not believe this is a “real” illness.