Why Put Up a Stink About Fragrances?

Chemical-based products are all around us: in the clothes we wear, in the food we eat, and in the air we breathe.

While some people have minor reactions to the chemicals around them, other people are much more seriously affected. Such people have a condition known as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity or MCS.

JUST A WHIFF of perfume, pesticide, or tobacco smoke could make a person with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities and allergies, sick for hours, days, or longer.

MCS can ultimately affect an individual’s overall physical and emotional health. As MCS gets worse, reactions become more severe and increasingly chronic, often significantly affecting bodily functions.

Just as physical barriers prevent wheelchair access, chemical use (i.e. fragrances) can prevent entry into public facilities for those with MCS. Reasonable accommodations can enable people with MCS to enjoy access to work, public facilities and other settings.

This is why ABILITY360 makes the following request:

No fragrances please! To accommodate those with allergies, breathing conditions or Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, please do not smoke or wear scented products when attending ABILITY360 events.