55 million Americans, 5 million Canadians, and millions more worldwide suffer from Sensitivities.
Please visit often as these resources will be added to regularly. These resources are designed to get you started with credible information about the dangers and the damages to our bodies resulting from chemicals.
Multiple chemical sensitivities are not the same as an allergy, although the terminology is often used interchangeably. During an allergic reaction, the body’s immune system responds and often with the help of medication, the reaction is stopped and the affects of the allergic reaction are reversed...
We love our personal care and household products, especially if they make us and our homes/cars smell nice. In most cases these products are harming both us and our children...
M.C.S. Awareness was created to bring awareness of the dangers of chemicals, specifically fragrances and household chemicals to our lives.
If you ask anyone over the age of 50, they will probably be hard pressed to name 1 schoolmate who had an allergy, let alone 2. The allergies they did have were usually to bees. We had very few other allergies, and nobody had ever even heard of peanut allergies.
Today virtually everyone in the industrialized world either has some sort of allergy and or sensitization, or we know others who do.
Cancer is the second leading cause of death for children ages 5-9, second only to fatal injury. Asthma has gone up 400% in the past 20 years.
We also have thousands more diseases and health conditions that were almost non- existent during the 50’s and 60’s.
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.