L'Association pour la santé environnementale du Québec / Environmental Health Association of Québec

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Dead But Alive

What is sensitivity to chemical products (MCS)?

Sylvie Haché

Since spring 2012 I have many debilitating symptoms on exposure to many chemical products.

How to live with this disease?

It is not living, but only existing

It is watching others live, it is being totally deprived of a social life, it is grieving and just grieving

NO MORE going out of the house

NO MORE visiting friends and family

NO MORE travelling

NO MORE even approaching people anymore …


Always saying NO to any invitation means losing your friends, and a lot of your family.

I had plans…

I had dreams…

This disease destroyed them, because there is no hope of recovery

This disease is a condemnation to isolation and loneliness


A living dead.