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Friday, May 25, 2012

Disability Tip of the week!


People with multiple chemical sensitivities can have reactions to common scents in body care products, perfumes and colognes as well as cigarette smoke and household cleaners.
Exposure to these chemicals/ scents can cause headache, migraine, seizures, breathing problems and worsening of chronic pain.
 
To minimize the effects to people with MCS you can:
 
·         Purchase and use scent free or fragrance free body, hair and face products as much as possible
·         Use natural cleaners such as baking soda and vinegar around the house and in your laundry (baking soda works great for laundry!)
·         If you smoke, do so away from common walk ways and doorways, don’t smoke in enclosed spaces or when you’re in a big group of people, wash hands and face after smoking and wear an outer layer of clothing you can remove after you smoke
 
 
If you would like more information about scent and chemical sensitivity please follow the link below:
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