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ME/CFS SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC

Registered Charity 3104

Email:
sacfs@sacfs.asn.au

Mailing address:

PO Box 322,
Modbury North,
South Australia 5092

Phone:
1300 128 339

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Monday - Friday,
10am - 4pm
(phone)

ME/CFS South Australia Inc supports the needs of sufferers of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and related illnesses. We do this by providing services and information to members.

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South Australian Task Force on Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
Responding To The Public Health Crisis Of Chemical Injury
PO Box 3308, Port Adelaide, 5015
Phone: (08) 8240 5084
E-mail: satfmcs@optusnet.com.au

National Multiple Chemical Injury and Sensitivity Day

Public Health Rally

recognising
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

Saturday September 17, 2005
12 noon
Department of Health
11 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide

The rally calls on the State Government to rapidly implement the recommendations of the Parliamentary Inquiry into MCS which found that “MCS is very real.”

The Minister for Health must ensure:

MCS protocols and fragrance controls in hospitals and public health services

an end to the routine use of herbicides in residential areas

Multiple chemical sensitivity – a silent epidemic

MCS is a serious and growing public health problem that affects people of all ages, races and economic backgrounds. People with MCS are made sick by exposure to chemicals found in common products such as pesticides, perfumes, tobacco smoke, new carpets, air “fresheners”, new paint and building materials, and many cleaning and laundry products.

Symptoms of MCS vary from mild to life threatening and include headache, asthma, nausea, diarrhoea, fatigue, muscle and joint pain, dizziness, irregular heart beat and seizures. MCS symptoms in children include attention deficit, hyperactivity and other learning and behavioural problems. People with severe MCS are often diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Many people have developed MCS after a pesticide or solvent exposure

In 2005 a Parliamentary Inquiry into MCS found that up to 6% of South Australians may have MCS. Many of these people have been permanently disabled. MCS has no cure but symptoms can be prevented. Avoiding toxic chemicals is essential for a healthier environment.

Prevent MCS – Demand Clean Air

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