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“The mission of the Environmental Sensitivities Research Institute is to support sound scientific and medical research into environmental intolerance issues [multiple chemical sensitivity], and to compile and disseminate information on those issues.” (; February 2, 2001) “ESRI is primarily sponsored by its member organizations.” (Members not listed on website) (; February 2, 2001)

Founded in 1994, ESRI criticizes “multiple chemical sensitivity” (MCS).

Board of Directors (May 1, 1997 through April 30, 1999; ESRI list)

Members at Large:

  • Richard M. Bednarz, Ph.D., Amway Corporation
  • Wayne Carlson, Ph.D., Bayer Corporation
  • Gregory A. Krauss, Esq., Carr, Goodson, Lee & Warner P.C.
  • David K. Wilcox, Ph.D., Colgate-Palmolive Company
  • Gerald N. McEwen, Jr., Ph.D., JD, Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association
  • John E. DiFazio, Jr., Esq., Chemical Specialty Manufacturers Association
  • Timothy M. Maniscalo, DowElanco
  • Robert N. Sturm, Jr., MS, Procter & Gamble
  • Allen James, MBA, CAE, Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment
  • Glenn S. Simon, Ph.D., DABT, Rhône-Poulenc

Members from the Independent Scientific Community

  • Donald W. Black, MD, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Staff Psychiatrist and Psychiatry Research
  • Roy L. DeHart, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACPM, FAAFP, FASMA, University of Oklahoma, Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology
  • Jordan N. Fink, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Professor of Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
  • Frank Mitchell, DO, MPH, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Chief Medical Officer ATSDR, Retired 1995.

Ex Officio Members:

  • Ronald E. Gots, MD, Ph.D., Executive Director [founder; no longer affiliated with ESRI, as per ESRI memo, 11/9/98]
  • Suellen W. Pirages, Ph.D., Managing Director
  • Cindy Lynn Richard, CIH, Former Secretary (non-voting).

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