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Garden Club

The LELA Garden As part of the Safe as Houses Project, Gillian McCarthy (scientific advisor for MCS-Aware)  is conducting trials to develop a Low Allergen, Low Emission (LELA) garden suitable for people with allergies and environmental illness. The planting is organic, low allergen, low pollen, low fragrance and...

You can make a difference May 2014

MAY Resources

Resources for MCS-Awareness month Here is everything you need to raise awareness of MCS. For more information about MCS-Awareness month and to watch our cartoon click here. MCS-Awareness day pack (pdf)     Fundraising Pack (pdf)   Free Sample magazine (pdf)   A4 Posters - blank for your own fundraising event:                              Sponsorship...

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ME/ CFS and MCS

Chemical Sensitivities are Listed in the NICE Guidelines The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care. The guidance is expected to be taken into full consideration by healthcare professionals and organisations when deciding on treatments for...

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Leaving a Legacy in Your Will

Once you have provided for your family and friends, leaving us a gift in your will means we can continue to make a difference to the lives of the people we support. Anyone can leave any gift in their will, making an invaluable difference to our services....

Raising awareness of MCS

Get Involved

Your support makes a difference!MCS-Aware is a small charity without any regular funding. With your help we can continue supporting people with Environmental Illness and work towards our goal of getting MCS officially recognised as a chronic, physical medical condition. MCS-Aware is a registered charity no. 1152139. You can donate directly...

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Gift Aid

Every gift you make to MCS-Aware, whatever its value, could be worth more at no extra cost to you just by choosing to Gift Aid it. If you tick the Gift Aid box, Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs will add an extra 25p to every £1 you give to MCS-Aware....

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Formaldehyde

Formaldehyde can occur naturally in the environment and is also produced industrially, it is mainly used commercially as a solution in water Formaldehyde is commonly used in the manufacture of resin polymers to produce permanent adhesives, foam insulation and paper and textile finishing treatments It is used as a...

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Sick Car Syndrome

Ever wonder what that new car smell is? Some people feel sick, some people are addicted to it, and for some it causes depression and tiredness – the air inside your car can be a toxic soup! More than 275 different chemicals are used in the interiors of cars. These include bromine...

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Common Toxins

Everything we eat, drink, breathe or absorb through our skin has to be processed and eliminated by our bodies. Anything like this that is foreign to the body is called a xenobiotic, and when we refer to toxins in Environmental Illness, we are usually talking about xenobiotics....

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Fragrances

Fragrances When you see ‘perfume’ listed on the ingredients label of skin care products, it represents a combination of compounds which all make up the scent of the product. It isn’t possible to tell what all of these compounds are if just the term ‘perfume’ is used so...