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MCS parliamentary inquiry
MCS inquiry submission (draft version) (PDF file – 60KB)
Petition (PDF file – 45KB)
Terms of reference
Public meeting (Sep 4, 2004)
Public health rally (Sep 17, 2004)
MCS parliamentary inquiry – written submissions
July 3, 2004
MCS is a serious and growing public health problem.
People with MCS are made sick by common chemicals found in many products such as pesticides, paints, new carpets, new building materials, cleaning products, air fresheners, perfumes, personal care products and tobacco smoke. People with severe MCS are often diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
International studies show that 12% or more of the population have symptoms of MCS with nearly 2% no longer able to work due to common chemical exposures. Children with asthma, allergies, and Attention Deficit Disorder are at increased risk of developing MCS.
Without government recognition of MCS, and public health action to prevent MCS, the problem will continue to grow.
The inquiry will help to guide public health action on MCS.
This is a great opportunity for people with MCS to be heard by parliament.
Written submissions can be made before August 13 to:
The Social Development Committee