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How to show consideration for persons with MCS

Persons with multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) often experience symptoms in public spaces such as the supermarket, when using public transport, in waiting rooms, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, nursery schools, churches and theatres etc.

In many cases, they experience that their wellbeing depends on the consideration shown by people around them.

As persons with MCS react to different substances and experience different symptoms, the best way to be considerate is to ask the person what is bothering him or her.

However, it will often be possible to show consideration by minimising or completely avoiding for instance:

  • Perfumes and scented lotions, shampoos etc.
  • Smoking
  • Fragrant plants
  • Scented laundry detergents and softeners
  • Air fresheners
  • The use of chemicals such as turpentine and paint
  • Freshly printed material
  • Pesticides
  • Aerosols

Some MCS-patients experience that they respond to increasingly more substances over the years.

This also means that even if you are making a great effort to minimise or eliminate the use of scents and airborne chemicals, it might be difficult to meet all individual needs.

MCS at the workplace
Read more tips on how to deal with MCS at work.

It will often be possible to show consideration by minimising or completely avoiding i.e. perfumes and scented lotions, shampoos, scented laundry detergents and softeners.
Photo: Anders Elberling
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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