MCS Resources

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Resources

West Australian Task Force on Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

Contact: Dianne Sulman

Emaildiannesulman@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/West-Australian-Task-Force-on-Multiple-Chemical-Sensitivity-228319050557164/timeline/

The WA Task Force has a facebook page is for people to contact them in Western Australia. The Task Force can provide contact with services and other environmentally aware projects and organisations in Western Australia that maybe useful for someone with MCS.

Allergy, Sensitivity and Environmental Health Association. (ASEHA Qld)

Website: www.asehaqld.org.au

This group operated in Queensland for nearly 30 years, the Association closed in 2013 but the website remains as a tribute to the hard work performed by Dorothy Bowes retired President of ASHEA.

The website has information for allergy and chemical sensitivity sufferers.

Here are two of the publications from the website:

A guide to living with MCS – The aim of this Guide is to assist people with MCS in dealing with their sensitivities by providing steps that can be implemented to reduce their exposure to chemical triggers.   Practical advice for living with MCS, the pitfalls and some solutions.

MCS visitors Guidelines – What you need to know about having visitors in your home safely.

Australian Disability Clearing House on Education and Training.
Information on  participation in education and training free from discrimination and on the same basis as other students. http://www.adcet.edu.au/disability-practitioner/reasonable-adjustments/disability-specific-adjustments/multiple-chemical-senstitivity/Australian Occupational Health and safety Union Reps :http://www.ohsrep.org.au/hazards/chemicals/multiple-chemical-sensitivity

Disability employment. The Australian government website for disability Employment access website is http://jobaccess.gov.au/content/multiple-chemical-sensitivity-syndrome

Australian Hospital guidelines for MCS.

There are currently four  – available in SA, WA, Vic and the ACT.

Australian MCS Hospital Guidelines can be found from the following links

Victoria 2011: http://docs.health.vic.gov.au/docs/doc/Multiple-Chemical-Sensitivity:-A-guide-for-Victorian-hospitals

South Australia 2010: http://www.sacfs.asn.au/news/2010/07/07_24_mcs_guidelines_for_sa_hospitals.htm

ACT 2012: http://www.health.act.gov.au/c/health?a=dlpubpoldoc&document=2787

Western Australia:  http://www.parliament.wa.gov.au/publications/tabledpapers.nsf/displaypaper/3814445c4f180533eea73781482579f2000ec798/$file/4445.pdf

Chemical Intolerance Screening questionaries.

Diagnostic Aide : The Quick Environmental Exposure and Sensitivity Inventory (QEESI) from  http://drclaudiamiller.com/QEESI/

Diagnosing a person with MCS requires a detailed medical and environmental history. The Quick Environmental Exposure and Sensitivity Inventory (QEESI) is a standardised and validated screening questionaries that is readily available for download. It can be employed to obtain a profile of a patients’ self reported symptoms and intolerances. The Inventory provides information on a patients Symptom Severity, Chemical intolerances, Other intolerances and Life impact. The Inventory can be used as a diagnostic tool and as a baseline to monitor a patients’ progress over time.

This investigation is readily available, easy to administer and interpret. It can be downloaded from the link shown in the slide or search for QEESI on a search engine. Individuals with symptoms of chemical intolerance can take the completed inventory  and the interpretation sheet to their doctor.

It can also be used to observe and note down when exposures and symptoms occur in different settings and conditions. Exposures between home, work or other environments (holidays) can then be compared.

 It is also legal to use for medical practitioners.  The QEESI may be downloaded from  http://drclaudiamiller.com/QEESI/

The Labyrinth. 

Michellina Van Loder is a Professional Writer, Journalist and Blogger. This is where she shares her tales about trail blazing her way out of the Labyrinth of Chemical Sensitivities and Mould. This is also where you will find the latest Research on related topics.