Matthew Hogg, the founder of the EIR website, has suffered from M.E./Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and many associated health issues, including multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), electrical sensitivity (ES), and various allergic conditions, from the age of 11.He says about his website:

"An information resource and interactive community site for people suffering from a range of chronic illnesses triggered or exacerbated by environmental factors including multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), electrical sensitivity (ES), and allergies. Founded by a former sufferer of MCS who has gone on to obtain a first class honours degree in Nutritional Health from the University of Greenwich, The Environmental Illness Resource began as a small personal site and has grown into a major source of information and support with thousands of pages of news, articles and research updates, along with a thriving community of over 1700 members. It is regularly updated and sends out a bi-weekly enewsletter."