Resources and Support for Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, Environmental Illness, and Chemical Injuries in Canada

Cindy Duehring
1962 - 1999

Researcher, Activist, Writer, Editor
1997 Right Livelihood Award Winner

Cindy Duehring, severely poisoned by pesticides in 1984, dedicated the rest of her life to researching and calling attention to the issues of chemical injuries and MCS. Director of the Environmental Access Research Network and publisher of "Medical & Legal Briefs: A Referenced Compendium of Chemical Injury" Cindy was honored with the Right Livelihood Award in 1997 for "putting her personal tragedy at the service of humanity by helping others understand and combat the risks posed by toxic chemicals." Cindy was an inspiration to all.

Pesticide victim, 36, dies by Deena Winter, Bismarck Tribune: A Bismarck native who was severely poisoned by pesticides in 1984 died Tuesday in her rural Epping home at age 36 -- two years after she was one of five people in the world selected to receive an award known as the alternative Nobel Prize.

Note: The following article is a detailed account of Cindy Duehring's life, including the challenges she faced living with MCS and how she dealt with them.

Cindy Duehring: Held Captive in Her Own Home, But Locked to a Mission by Deena Winter, Bismark Tribune, 1997. "Cindy Duehring hasn't been outside for eight years. She hasn't been in a vehicle for nine years. She hasn't watched a television for seven years. She hasn't used the telephone since this spring. Slowly, Cindy Duehring has had to abandon such devices, because they could kill her."

Cindy Duehring: A Beacon in a Toxic Storm Cindy Duehring, director of the Environmental Access Research Network and publisher of Medical & Legal Briefs: A Referenced Compendium of Chemical Injury, has spent the last decade providing research services for people suffering from multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS). In 1997, Duehring was honored with the Right Livelihood Award.

Cindy Duehring - Right Livelihood Award Recipient (1997) "...for putting her personal tragedy at the service of humanity by helping others understand and combat the risks posed by toxic chemicals".

The Cindy Duehring MCS Research Fund





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