“Your nose has just acclimated to it.” And that is right, one don’t have to have MCS to know that. When I got my asthma due to a work injury in 2007 i stopped using fragrance products since I got asthma attacks from using it. The result was I felt like a heavy burden was lifted from my body, like the cheicals were away from the body system, and I could breathe easily. After a while I could even smell things better. So I agree “your nose has just acclimated to fragrance” that is why you can not smell it.
Guest Post by Leah Spitzer
I have Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) – a “multi-system illnesses as a result of contact with, or proximity to, a variety of airborne agents and other substances. (Environmental Protection Agency).” In other words, I react to fragrances, building products and more. It is not a histamine reaction, but rather, a systemic reaction to the chemicals in fragrance and other products.
As someone with MCS, I’m also known as a “canary” with deference to the Canaries in the Coal Mine. As a canary, I often encounter looks of disbelief when I mention I can smell someone’s laundry detergent, or fragrance. I can smell it on them, their dog, their cat, their clothes, or even the package they are bringing me. I smell it in their home and in their car.
Often times, if it’s just a passing moment, I try to step back, or just tough…
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