According to several government studies done by both Canada and The United States (listed under resources), between 11-16 % of the general population is sensitive to scented products and or household chemicals. Of those, 3-6% have been officially diagnosed with chemical sensitivities, and almost 12% have lost at least 1 job as a result of their medical condition. This number is growing by about 34% every 5 years.
In Canada that translates to 3.5-5.0 million people who have sensitivities, with more than 1million having been diagnosed.
In the United States, that is around 55 million people, with 10 million being severely impacted.
By the time a diagnosis is reached, the impact to a person’s life and health is usually drastic.
M.C.S. Awareness aims to educate the public and businesses, and seeks to make changes in policy and government legislature.