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Do you know Multiple Chemical Sensitivity?

Last updated 2022 years 09 month 28 Date


What is "Multiple Chemical Sensitivity"?

 "Chemical hypersensitivity" refers to building materials, synthetic detergents, softeners, cosmetics, air fresheners, herbicides, exhaust gas, etc.
It reacts sensitively to minute amounts of chemical substances that are usually not a problem in everyday life,
Symptoms of health damage such as "headache", "dizziness", "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"

 Depending on the fragrances such as detergents and softeners that you use in your daily life,
 There may be people close to you who are suffering from chemical hypersensitivity.

 Chemical hypersensitivity is a disease that requires the understanding of those around you.
 Please be considerate of the use of fragrances in places where many people gather, such as 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)

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 "Certified NPO Chemical Sensitivity Support Center"



To everyone who is undergoing medical treatment for chemical hypersensitivity
 If you are undergoing medical treatment due to chemical hypersensitivity and it interferes with your daily life, you may be eligible for disability pension.
 "To everyone under medical treatment for chemical hypersensitivity" (Japan Pension Service website)


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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