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Old 03-06-2015, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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I have PM d you some info Creepy hope it helps...
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Old 03-07-2015, 10:37 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I remember two people who moved into a brand new house. The woman already had MCS. We had a little support group for MCS and we warned her not to buy the new house. They bought it anyway and within a year they were out. The husband was so sick he had to quit his job and he kept going back to the house to get things like their books and clothing so he became ever worse.

They found an apartment with wood floors and no new construction. They put the items from their toxic home into one room and closed the door. The women asked me if I would go into the room as sort of an experiment to see how it would affect me. That room smelled so bad and made me sick. It was worse than standing in the detergent/fabric softener aisle in the grocery store. I was shocked.

So finally they had someone take everything out of that room and dump it.

Last thing I knew, they were renting a tiny house in a remote area and had foil or something covering the walls. The husband, who previously worked at a high level computer engineering type job, couldn't stand the smell of the computer! He had to have it in a box and he would reach his hands in to use it.

They were researching an MCS living situation out west somewhere that was totally remote and might be a place where they could recover. It was like a community of MCS people and they would never have to venture into the world outside of their community. People would bring them what they needed.

I remember they had the carpeting from their house tested and it was found to be way above acceptable levels for a few chemicals. But it was the walls too, a lot of things in new construction are not safe for good health. I think they started a lawsuit but I don't know the outcome.
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Old 03-10-2015, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Yes I read about this community of MCS sufferers a few years ago and would love to have the money to live in one... sadly I dont... so Im stuck with what I have... my neighbours fabric conditioner wafts all over my garden in summer from their washing and even in winter I can smell it from the tumble drier in their house is the back door is open.... evan further along neigbhours drifts down and into my house but what can I do.. I cant ask people to change their products so have to suffer in silence and dont sit out much in summer at all if their washing is out on the line..its a lot more difficult to live than others think.... I have to stand outside my doctors surgery when I do go down for my blood pressure tablets.. as the receptionist has an overpowering smell of perfume as do people in the waiting room then the male doctors after shave is howling too.. so there no safe place, even their loo has air fresheners... Ive now given up and phone for my repeat scrpt... as its not worth taking the chance of being ill for days if not weeks from visiting a doctor... no one listens so Ive gave up even trying to talk about it... or get help...
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Old 03-13-2015, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Here is a really good paper on Formaldehyde risks.

http://www.cpsc.gov/PageFiles/121919...nal%200113.pdf
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Old 03-13-2015, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Why this and many other toxic chemicals are allowed in everyday things for our personal use and for cleaning is beyond me and why I only use certain washing powders, washing up liquid and hair shampoos... if formadeyde is so dangerous that funeral undertakers embalming bodies have to wear suits , goggles and masks ,then why is it in certain household products when its not required and so dangerous.... and I dont go down this route of..... theres so little in the product..... thats nonsense.. and we know it... I just cant use normal washing up liquids, or shampoos.. , and something else... why does washing up liquid have to have a scent added as it then has to be rinsed off...The types I use have no smell and no dangerous chemicals.... and my shampoo doesnt sting my eyes if it goes in them.. says it all doesnt it, when even some bab y shampoose sting the eyes out of your head .... if it stings or burns or makes you breathless , its harmful to you.. in many ways....change if you can .. Formaldehyde Toxic Chemical in Shampoo
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Old 03-14-2015, 08:55 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I make my own cosmetics, laundry detergent, and I even made the soap for the dishwasher last time. That doesn't bother me as much because it washes off.

One bit of slightly encouraging news: Yesterday I had to go to the hospital for an MRI and they told me in advance to please not wear any scented products because one of their workers had a problem with them! I said, "Don't worry!"

When I got there I asked them about it and was told that even one day this week some woman hadn't complied and she came in reeking of something. The poor worker had to be given oxygen, her throat closed up, and it's a good thing she was already there, in the hospital, working. They got things under control. I had a good talk with the receptionist who said she had never heard of this before but now she realizes how serious it is.
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Old 03-16-2015, 02:49 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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I often wonder about nursing staff with latex and all the other things used in hospitals..It seems many suffer from MCS..same with cabin staff on planes... this tells how people with this sensitivity are treated..
by Ann McCampbell, MD
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Old 04-25-2015, 02:01 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Why though even when I was in hospital for a gallbladder operation, did the nurses and doctors look confused when after being asked if I had allergies pre op... I told them yes , I had chemical allergies they looked baffled.... Ive had this since the mid 1960s... so why dont they know more about it or anything about it......even the nurse in the operating theatre was doused in perfume..and when she asked And what kind of chemicals make you feel ill......I answered Your perfume for one..surely they must know that perfumes shouldnt be used in a hospital environment at all..
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Old 04-29-2015, 01:36 AM
 
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Not much is currently known about what is referred to as "chemical sensitivity," but it is a subject that is often mentioned as a growing problem. Chemical sensitivity is a physical reality that our society will have to recognize and address. Chemically sensitive persons, when reacting to even small chemical exposures, suffer with various symptoms that range in intensity from being unpleasant to being temporarily or even permanently disabling.
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Old 05-03-2015, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Katy, TX
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Yes. At age 40 I suddenly had a bad reaction to my moisturizer. It burned my face causing redness, swelling and peeling. I also found fragrances caused my eyes to water and my skin itch. I went to a dermatologist and he said my skin was angry at me. He did an allergy test.

Turned out I became allergic to synthetic fragrance and 3 other chemicals. It surprised me. Now I have to read labels on anything I put on my body. I never want to feel that burning sensation again. It was awful and I looked awful.
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