The Invisible Disabilities Association originally launched CIAC in 2006. CIAC provides information about Environmental Illnesses such as Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS), Toxic Injury, Chemical Injury and/or Toxic Encephalopathy, as well as chemicals and fragrances in everyday products and resources.
CIAC also provides helpful tools such as letters and posters for people to use to make changes in their community businesses, medical facilities and churches.
We have a beautiful, new website with tons of new and thrilling information, including a new project called, Choose Friendships Over Fragrances! On our page, friends and family will be given ideas on how to omit or change out products, as well as a list of products our readers like to use. Often loved ones don’t know what to do or how to do it. This project makes it simple for them.
Be sure to check out our candid Choose Friendships Over Fragrances video between two friends talking about the challenges of getting together, because of fragrances, but how rewarding it can be for everyone when loved ones make some changes.
CIAC is here to give support and understanding to those reporting these adverse health reactions, as well as make efforts to help loved ones learn how to better address and cope with these obstacles in order to restore relationships and end isolation from friends and family. However, we are not doctors nor scientists. We are not here to argue the definitions, causes or treatments for environmental conditions nor do we make claims as to cause and effect. None of our information is meant to be used as a diagnosis or health claim. Please seek the advice of a medical professional for advice and before starting or stopping any treatments.