AUSTRALIAN TASK FORCE ON
To The Public Health Crisis Of Chemical Injury
MULTIPLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY
is a serious and growing public health problem.
with MCS are made sick by common chemicals found in many
products such as pesticides, paints, new carpets, new
building materials, cleaning products, air fresheners,
perfumes, personal care products and tobacco smoke.
People with severe MCS are often diagnosed with Chronic
Fatigue Syndrome. International
studies show that 12% or more of the population have
symptoms of MCS with nearly 2% no longer able to work due
to common chemical exposures.
Without government recognition of MCS, and
health action to prevent MCS, the problem will continue to
with Asthma, Allergies and Attention Deficit Disorder
at increased risk
of developing MCS.
IS A GREAT
WITH MCS TO BE HEARD BY PARLIAMENT
INQUIRY WILL ALSO HELP TO
PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION ON MCS
CAN BE MADE
BEFORE AUGUST 13 TO:
THE SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE