Author - Nicki

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Welcome to MCS-Aware

If you've found MCS-Aware then you've probably worked out that some of your symptoms are due to sensitivity reactions. When I first developed Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), I started to react to all kinds of things: shampoo, perfumes, cleaning detergent, even plastic bags. I had no idea what was going on...

Let us support you on your journey in 2023

Want information on ways to deal with your MCS? Why not join the MCS-Aware membership subscription to get access to a whole heap of benefits that can support you and your illness. With access to over 150 helpsheets, a Penpal directory that allows you (if you wish) to either speak...

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Ways to decrease stress

Living with a life-changing condition like environmental illness is incredibly stressful. It can impact every area of your life. In turn physical, mental and emotional stress can also exacerbate food and chemical sensitivities setting up a vicious cycle. If you have identified one of the sources of stress in your life...

Plastic Free July

The plastic bottles, bags and takeaway containers that we use just for a few minutes use a material that is designed to last forever. These plastics: break up, not break down – becoming permanent pollution are mostly downcycled (made into low grade product for just one more use) or sent to landfill ‘escape’ from...

Tips for the Festive Season

Christmas Trees Pine pollen is a major allergy trigger for some people. Fir, spruce, or cypress may be a better bet. The Leyland Cyprus is a sterile hybrid tree, which means it does not produce any pollen. Although it will still release terpenes (the pine smell) which is unlikely...

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New Year MCS Beach Party

If EI is affecting your social life, here’s one party you can attend. You are cordially invited to join us for our virtual beach party. We will all be partying at the same time on the same date wherever you live. Date: Friday 8th January 2016   ...

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You’re not alone

Living with a chronic illness can be isolating and make you feel very alone. But you're not. Our charity was set up specifically to provide information, support and contact between people with multiple sensitivities. We provide a lot more than the few pages you see on this website....

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MCS-Awareness Month

May is MCS-Awareness month and this year we're asking everyone to go fragrance-free. We have a new poster and leaflet to help spread awareness of fragrance sensitivity. You can help by sharing them on social media, or why not put up a poster in your local...

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Smart Meters Introduction

Did You Know?

 Old-style gas, electricity and water meters are being replaced by smart meters. The UK government intends to install wireless smart meters in every home, school and workplace by 2019 at a cost of at least £11bn. Installation has already started in some areas. Smart meters measure your...