Life in the City with a Future

In a week, I will be discussing at a meeting what is MCS and why do I act the way I do when I am exposed to toxic chemicals. I react to many products containing toxic chemicals: pesticides, bleach, ammonia, gas, permanent markers, paint, smoke, newspaper ink …. This presentation will be mostly about synthetic “fragrances”. Why? Because for me they are the most frequent triggers and the easiest for people to choose to discontinue using so that I can avoid them.

Definition of MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity)

A chronic condition where the symptoms recur reproducibly after exposures to low levels chemicals. Symptoms occur when the person is exposed to different unrelated chemicals. The symptoms improve or resolve after the chemicals triggering the response are removed. Multiple organs are effected from the exposure. (1999 consensus by 89 clinicians. MCS-America)

A quick PSA overview from Frederick CC on chemical sensitivities.


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About sondasmcschatter

I was encouraged to start a blog as I suffer from MCS /multi chemical sensitivities & other health problems & I have helped several hundred others who suffer from MCS set up "Safe Homes" & given them encouragement & HOPE & share information & lots of laughs along the way also. When you choose to use fragrances, chemicals, or pesticides, You are not simply making a choice for yourself, You are making a choice for everyone around you!!!! What makes me an expert on MCS-- not a darn thing-- BUT have lived with it for years-& years- & have learned lots the HARD WAY-- by experience!! And want to give others help & HOPE & encouragement -- as I know there are not many who understand what it is to live with this illness- & ALL THAT GOES WITH IT!!! Internet has been my way of communication with many who we are confined to their "safe homes" all over the USA & other countries!! I have communicated with many HUNDRED by e-mail-- phone & letters & internet forums-- I hope this blog will help in a better way to share laughter-- hope & information!!! As for many are not any longer able to even leave their homes-- & communication is sooo important & sharing & encouragement & GIVING HOPE!!!
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One Response to MCS FYI

  1. Colleen says:

    Thanks for the reblog Sonda. Keep spreading the word.

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