Environmental Project no. 988, 2005

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, MCS

The report is based on a study of the scientific literature on Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, MCS, in Denmark called odour and chemical hypersensitivity. It is concluded that MCS - a new health disorder which has been described during the last 20 years - is a real condition. MCS differs from the common scientific understanding of illness because the condition is always manifested by multiple non-specific symptoms from different organs at the same time and because these symptoms may occur after exposure to chemicals at very low concentrations.

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