Would you love to make a difference by creating more awareness about Environmental Illnesses and chemicals in products and fragrances? Here is your chance to help get the news out!

What Are We Looking For? Articles in the news regarding Environmental Illness, Toxic Injury, Chemical Sensitivities, chemicals in fragrances, personal care products and cosmetics, as well as blogs about living with environmental illness, tips, coping strategies, alternatives for cleaning and gardening. If you would like to tell you story (how you got EI, struggles with friends, family, etc) please see below.

What Aren’t We Looking For? News or Blogs that are political, legal, petitions or contain controversial content, naming brands, finger pointing, specific treatments, cures, promotion for products, websites, clinics, medical advice or other health claims.

What’s In It For You? Well, if you have written a book, you have a website or blog, you will get a plug! All News Reporters and Bloggers will have the opportunity to share a bit about themselves and their endeavors.

Do You Own a Website, Blog or Support Group? Please link to the Invisible Disabilities Association and/or the Cleaner Indoor Air Campaign.

CIA Campaign News Reporters: We have a very quick and easy format for reporting news. You do not have to be an author to submit news reports.

1) 1-3 sentences in your words about the news story. For example: Many living with EI, including myself have a terrible time finding clothes and getting the “new clothes” smell out before we can wear them. Well, now we know why! A new study at XYZ University finds that there are many hidden chemicals in our clothing.

2) 1-3 sentence quote from the article with credits (resource in parenthesis must be linked directly to the article online). For example: XYZ Newspaper Reporter, John Smith said, “When researches took samples from 25 pieces of clothing to the lab, they found over 50 volatile organic compounds” (XYZ Newspaper, Date of Article).

3) Include a 1-3 sentence bio about you, with links to your endeavors. For example, “Mary Brown lives with Chemical Sensitivities and writes about her journey in her blog, “My Life with MCS.” Her articles have been published in XYZ Magazine and has appeared in a TV interview on 123 News in Ohio. You do not have to be an author to submit news reports.

4) Submit here.

CIA Campaign Blogs: Open to authors, bloggers, speakers, medical personnel and founders of non-profit organizations about Environmental Illness. Submit your previously written or new article.

1) Blogs must be 100 – 500 words in length. Blogs are not intended for promotion of books, websites, products, etc. Your bio will contain that information.

2) Any quotes must be credited. For example: XYZ Newspaper Reporter, John Smith said, “These findings are incredible” (XYZ Newspaper, Date of Article). If the quote was not from an online article, include the resource at the bottom of the article, complete with company, name, magazine, newspaper, article, author, date, etc.

3) Include a 1-3 sentence bio about you, with links to your endeavors. For example, “Mary Brown lives with Chemical Sensitivities and writes about her journey in her blog, “My Life with MCS.” Her articles have been published in XYZ Magazine and has appeared in a TV interview on 123 News in Ohio.

4) Submit here.

Submit Your Personal Story to the Invisible No More (sm) campaign. Tell you story! Share how you got EI, struggles with friends, family, etc.

Thank you so much for sharing your story, concerns and news about living with Environmental Illness!

Submissions do not guarantee publication. IDA reserves the right to approve or not approve articles for any reason. News Stories and Blogs will be published as needed.