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Do you know Multiple Chemical Sensitivity?

Last updated 2022 years 06 month 30 Date


What is "Multiple Chemical Sensitivity"?

 "Multiple chemical sensitivity" is a sensitive reaction to trace amounts of chemicals contained in daily life such as building materials, synthetic detergents, softeners, cosmetics, fragrances, herbicides, and exhaust gas, which are not normally a problem. Then, symptoms of health damage such as "headache", "dazzle", "malaise", and "weakness" occur.

Whether or not it reacts to chemical substances varies greatly from person to person, and it may occur suddenly at a certain time.


"Symptoms" and "Causes"


・ Nausea, palpitation, shortness of breath, muscle pain, stiff shoulders, headache, cramps, insomnia, general malaise, sweating abnormalities, dermatitis, blurred vision, diarrhea, constipation, etc.



Inside the house

Fabric softeners, perfumes, tobacco, bleach, fragrances, food additives, mold

Mites, dust, insect repellents, building materials, paints, etc.


Exhaust gas, air pollutants, pesticides, pesticides, herbicides, pollen, etc.


Request for understanding and cooperation regarding "multiple chemical sensitivity"

 People who are suffering from multiple chemical sensitivity may be familiar to you because of the detergents and fabric softeners you use in your daily life.

 Multiple Chemical Sensitivity is a disease that requires the understanding of those around us.Please be careful about the use of fragrances in places where many people gather, such as in public places.


Consultation desk

 There is a certified NPO, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Support Center, as a consultation desk for multiple chemical sensitivity.


Certified NPO Chemical Sensitivity Support Center

231th floor, Ishibashi Building, 0006-4 Minaminakadori, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa 39-5

TEL: 045-663-8545(Telephone for consultation)

Consultation days: Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:12 to 30:13 and from 30:16 to XNUMX:XNUMX (excluding holidays)

Home Page

"Certified NPO Chemical Sensitivity Support Center"


Information on external sites related to MCS


"Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare Scientific Material Safety Measures Site"




Poster created by Consumer Affairs Agency, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Ministry of the Environment

"Is there anyone who is in trouble with that scent?"



Certified NPO Chemical Sensitivity Support Center



Allergy Research Group, Long-term Chronic Disease Research Project, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare "Chemical Sensitivity and Environmental Problems Familiar to You" Pamphlet



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