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Prevalence

The first Danish study on the prevalence of multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) was conducted in 2006 among 6000 randomly selected citizens from Greater Copenhagen aged 18–69 years.

 

The study showed that: 

  • 45% experienced discomfort related to one or more of 11 common exposures. Most commonly the respondents reported that they reacted to other people's use of perfume, aftershave and deodorant, exhaust fumes, cleaning products and freshly printed materials. 
  • 27% reported symptoms related to inhaling airborne chemicals. Frequent symptoms were headache and irritation of the airways. 
  • 19% reported that the symptoms influenced their everyday lives. Most frequently they avoided using specific personal-care products or cleaning products. 
  • 3.3% reported adjustments of social life or occupational conditions due to symptoms, whereas 0.5% had made adjustments of both social life and occupational conditions.

 

The 0.5 % is equivalent to a nationwide number of persons with MCS of approximately 17,000. This is also the number the Research Centre refers to when asked about the number of MCS patients in Denmark.

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Women reported more exposures as bothersome than did men, and more women than men had symptoms related to inhaling airborne chemicals. However, sex had no effect on the reporting of adjustments of social life or occupational conditions.

 

Results from this study correspond to figures from similar studies in Sweden, the USA, Canada, Australia and Germany.

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The Research Centre is funded by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency and is a part of the Department of Dermato-Allergology at Copenhagen University Hospital, Gentofte