Environmental illness is often defined as multiple chemical sensitivity, a condition in which individuals become sensitive to even seemingly small toxic exposures; however, the term can have broader connotations as well.
There are a number of conditions that many are concerned could be caused or exacerbated by environmental stressors; including: chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, autism, asthma, food sensitivities, food intolerances, and allergies (amongst others). Minnesotans looking to make less-toxic and less-immunologically stressful choices, for whatever reasons, are welcome in this community.
If you want to learn more about multiple chemical sensitivity, check out the links, videos, and documents in the following Storify story "What is Environmental Illness?":