The MCS/COVID project survey is now closed
We thank those who have participated in our online survey on the impacts of COVID-19 health measures. The survey is now closed. Your participation will help improve the quality of life of those experiencing MCS and improve understanding of the condition in the current health context. For those still in the process of completing the survey, you will still be able to submit your response.
Please visit this page often for new updates on the MCS/COVID project!
About the MCS/COVID-19 Project
The Environmental Health Association of Québec has listened to your requests during the ongoing health crisis and has worked hard to launch the MCS/COVID-19 project. This project, a joint effort between ASEQ-EHAQ, the clinicians at the Environmental Health Clinic at Woman’s College Hospital in Toronto and other doctors and researchers, will address the measures taken against COVID-19 and their impacts on individuals suffering from multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS).
Since the start of the pandemic, activity on our telephone help lines has increased by more than 33%. We understand that the ongoing health crisis may have brought new challenges or worsened previous ones. For example, you may be facing increased disability due to greater exposure to disinfectants and fragranced products as well as increased barriers to essential needs such as food and healthcare. You may also be experiencing increased levels of isolation as a result of confinement, limited social circles and increase in the use of chemicals and fragrances. The pandemic has unfortunately also given rise to the sharing of false information, especially on social media, that has plagued both the scientific community and the public (Mian & Khan, 2020).
Get involved in our project!
You will be able to help achieve our goals by participating in this project through many online activities such as surveys, discussions, video conferences, letters and much more! We hope that your participation will enable you to share the necessary resources and information to help your local community and beyond to get through the current pandemic.
Stay tuned or contact us to learn more!