KATHRYN SHARED THIS AS HER FLASH BACK MONDAY BLOG POST– & IT IS A GOOD ONE– TO RE-SHARE!!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS TO MY MCS SISTERS– FOR SHARING SUCH GOOD INFORMATION!!!!!!!!!!!
In addition to many of the health issues I’ve talked about in this blog, one of the major conditions that has increasingly affected my daily life is my extreme sensitivity to fragrances and certain chemicals. People with sensitivities like me, and others diagnosed with “multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS)” are referred to as “canaries.” We are human canaries. The name “canary” comes from a past practice of miners who would take the birds into the mines with them as an animal sentinel, to provide advanced warning of danger. Canaries are more sensitive to toxic gases than humans, so if the bird stopped singing, got sick, or died, the miners would know they needed to escape the mine or use protective gear before they were affected.
Low levels of fragrances and chemicals that most people probably wouldn’t notice, will make me very sick, so sick that I could be…
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