Suicide, housebound, fragrance, smoke and chemicals
MCS sufferer sensitive to fragrance, smoke and other chemicals committed suicide by shooting himself.
This might be a posting a bit hard to chew, since it is a harsh reality posting. Being allergic and sensitive to fragrance can make you disabled. Those struggling the worst can not be among people and have to be housebound since the home is the one place fragrance free. Using fragrance is so common nowadays that it is on so to speak everyone, and even added to the indoor air directly using an odor pump. Being housebound can be a lonely business, and loneliness is one of the great causes of suicides. Being unable to have a social life. Please, stop using fragrance and fragrance products. Please, stop smoking. Think of those who can not be around if you use it.
Rest in peace Michael Durrant (73) from Whales.
Please, read the story.
What is MCS?
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity is an unusually severe sensitivity or allergy-like reaction to many different kinds of pollutants including solvents, VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds), perfumes, petrol, diesel, smoke, ‘chemicals’ in general and often encompasses problems with regard to pollen, house dust mites, and pet fur.
What sets an MCS patient apart from other allergy sufferers is that they react to both large and minuscule levels of irritants.
Sometimes these levels are so low that others are completely unaware that there’s anything potentially troublesome in the vicinity.
Multiple chemical sensitivity – unlike true allergies where the underlying mechanisms of the problem are relatively well understood and widely accepted- is generally regarded as ‘idiopathic’ – meaning that it has no known mechanism of causation and its processes are not fully understood.
Find a friend
Here is a tip from the Swedish MCS organization. Find a MCS friend. Add yourself to the map by adding your information to the fields and share the map. People having MCS living around you will soner or later pop up at the map. Note! This service is ONLY for those who actually suffer from MCS Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. If you are not one of the MCS sufferers you are not allowed to participate in this friend service. Click the link to learn more: