- Category: Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
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(written by Dr. Albert Robbins, Jacki's Environmental Physician, in response to Governor Bush's Proclamation (see bottom of page) declaring May 7-13, 2000 "Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Awareness Week" in the State of Florida – used by permission)
What is most sad… about the allergy explosion and the rise in asthma in modern nations… is that allergic individuals are not properly warned about personal exposures that aggravate the allergies and that are generally "masked" or not suspected: The patient doesn't know that his/her personal care products are affecting him/her until he/she unmasks or avoids these exposures.
Remember that these allergic individuals are "hypersensitive," which means that they are reactive to a far lower level of air pollutant exposure than the general population. They are not aware that their own personal care products increase their reactivity.