Some helpful information from Perfume.com about fragrance allergies, includes a comprehensive list of resource links.
Has this ever happened to you? You walk into a room, or a specific aisle in a store or you detect the scent of the new laundry detergent you are using, and suddenly you start sneezing or even feel dizzy? This is something that happens on a daily basis to millions of people. If this is the case you may be suffering from a fragrance allergy.
This group of scientists have been extensively studying Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and how it impacts the lives of the people living with it. Their website is full of scientific research and valuable resources for people with MCS.
Discovermagazine.com covered a story about a gentleman who became so intolerant of chemicals that he packed up and moved from his home in Georgia to the arid lands of Arizona to live in a community of people who also suffered from MCS. Claudia Miller, a noted environmental health expert at the University of Texas School of Medicine in San Antonio, has studied cases like this and has made some groundbreaking breakthroughs for this disease. Read this article here.
Our Little Place has a wealth of information and resources for people with MCS. There are links to support groups, books to read, articles that have been published and much more.
The Chemical Sensitivity Foundation‘s goal is to raise awareness about Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. There is a short documentary about MCS posted on the site that focuses on people who are now chronically ill after being exposed to toxic chemicals after major disasters (9/11, Hurricane Katrina) or wars (Gulf War).
The MCS Referral and Resources website is a great resource for people who have Multiple Chemical Sensitivity or Multi-Sensory Sensitivity. There is a big difference between someone suffering from MCS and MUSES, although both ailments can share some symptoms. This section of the site addresses the differences between the two and what that means for people.
Here’s a website with a wealth of information about what it means to have Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, as well as links to many other resources and products that could be of interest to people suffering from MCS.