April 2021 – With the ongoing pandemic and the need to protect our health with appropriate measures, a fact sheet has been developed with information on safer, least-toxic cleaning and disinfection methods and products.
A support letter has also been made available to help you gain access to essential services.
February 2021 – The MCS/COVID project survey is now closed
October 2020 – 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!