I just discovered that May is awareness month for yet another illness I care deeply about: Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.
For a fantastic source of info on MCS, I always refer readers to Susie Collins' blog, The Canary Report.
For a post specifically about awareness month for MCS, see: MCS Awareness Month, bad air, and chemical exposures.
MCS is a big part of my life. Walking down the soap/detergent aisles is out of the question. Being anywhere near cigarette smoke is not possible. Reacting to people's perfumes and cologne is common. Heaven forbid I need to use a public rest room these days since it's almost a guaranteed exposure to "air fresheners". (They typically contain toxins that cause cancer, contain neurotoxins, and contain endocrine disruptors... so they are not healthy for anyone).
I have a long history of fainting due to exposures that trigger my MCS to kick into overdrive.
I have blogged previously about MCS (just use my search engine to find past MCS posts). Susie's blog mentioned above, though, is my go-to source for MCS information.
Susie is a wealth of information on MCS! I highly recommend checking out her blog to learn more about this serious illness that's affecting more and more people.
MCS awareness is much-needed. Please help me in supporting the MCS awareness activities by following Susie on twitter:
Her twitter address is: @TheCanaryReport
The #MCS hashtags pertain to Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
Please help us spread the word about MCS, a very poorly understood condition that can be debilitating and disabling. I would appreciate as much help as possible with supporting Susie's efforts re: MCS Awareness.
There are so many awareness campaigns happening this month that it's very challenging for me to keep up. I would appreciate any help at all. Supporting the MCS cause on twitter and checking out Susie's outstanding blog would be enormously helpful.
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Posted by Jeanne at 5/17/2009
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