MCS has been known by several other names over the years, examples include sick building syndrome, chemical injury syndrome, environmental illness, fragrance sensitivity, chemical intolerance, chemical hypersensitivity, and more.
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Note: some of these names may denote similar symptoms with or without an official diagnosis, but are often used interchangeably outside of medical settings. There are dozens of chemicals and components that can trigger MCS. MCS can also be triggered by things like pesticides, mold, machinery, or exhaust fumes. As such, employers who have employees with MCS will likely need to start the interactive process to determine what reasonable accommodations may exist for affected employees. This list is of course not exhaustive; it is meant to be a starting point for ideas.
For any employer with employees experiencing MCS, it will, of course, be critical to use the interactive process to determine what problems the employee is having and come up with possible accommodations that will work for their individual situation. Not every sensitivity will rise to the level of disability; this should be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. What has been your experience?
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Be the first to ask a question about Understanding Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Mar 16, Mischa Van Loder rated it it was amazing Shelves: favourites. I inhaled this book in one sitting, literally.
I gassed myself on the petrochemical inks used in the printing of it; because I wanted to know how, what, why MCS. This book was released in , so the information should still be current. So to all those aspiring authors out there - you know who you are - make sure the sources you quote as references are able to be followed up on.
Don't bullshit! Not that I'm saying Valkenburg has done that. Just saying: be professional in your approach to presenting the truth. However, I did enjoy reading about the suggestions for using Tyvek to cover furniture, and the use of Tyvek suits for visitors to wear if they happen to have perfume on, but this protection measure would not do anything to prevent the air being contaminated by the perfume.
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Would it? And besides, who lets fragrance-wearing people into their home if they, themselves, are sensitive to it? Oh, of course, that's it: Valkenburg must have visitors who have it in for her, just like I do occasionally. Yes, Aunty Betty, I'm talking 'bout you! Said from behind teeth lying through pong emanating out VOCs packed with enough synthetic musks and phthalates to supply a Greenpeace Investigation of Chemicals in Perfumes. If you are interested in this Tyvek idea,there is a woman using it to protect herself from mould spores, which she is highly sensitive to; and I can't recommend her tips highly enough.
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She knows her stuff! Valkenburg makes many suggestions regarding helpful products and services for people with Environmental Illness EI , chemical sensitivities, and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities MCS which really are all the same illnesses, it just depends on which country you live in, and what the doctors there tell you! Some of the suggestions were new to me, but most are common knowledge for anyone who has had to live with this for many years like I have.
There is not a lot of lateral thinking, which I found disappointing as I was really looking for some new ideas. I guess I'll just have to stick with avoiding chemicals, walking on the beach, and covering everything with foil, taking supplements, wearing a mask, and in the mean time, hope to hell that I can recover. And another thing, pedantic I know, the mask that Valkenburg wears on the cover is not one listed as available from any sources in the book or one that I've ever seen anywhere.
She does make it look fashionable though, in that rich autumn berry colour, and I really, really want one like that. But alas, it's not discussed in the book.