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dc.contributor.authorSteinemann, A
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-18T03:32:20Z
dc.date.available2020-12-18T03:32:20Z
dc.date.issued2018-03-01
dc.identifier.citationSteinemann, A. (2018). National Prevalence and Effects of Multiple Chemical Sensitivities. JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, 60 (3), pp.E152-E156. https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0000000000001272.
dc.identifier.issn1076-2752
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/255811
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS), its co-occurrence with asthma and fragrance sensitivity, and effects from exposure to fragranced consumer products. METHODS: A nationally representative cross-sectional population-based sample of adult Americans (n = 1137) was surveyed in June 2016. RESULTS: Among the population, 12.8% report medically diagnosed MCS and 25.9% report chemical sensitivity. Of those with MCS, 86.2% experience health problems, such as migraine headaches, when exposed to fragranced consumer products; 71.0% are asthmatic; 70.3% cannot access places that use fragranced products such as air fresheners; and 60.7% lost workdays or a job in the past year due to fragranced products in the workplace. CONCLUSION: Prevalence of diagnosed MCS has increased over 300%, and self-reported chemical sensitivity over 200%, in the past decade. Reducing exposure to fragranced products could help reduce adverse health and societal effects.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherLIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
dc.titleNational Prevalence and Effects of Multiple Chemical Sensitivities
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1097/JOM.0000000000001272
melbourne.affiliation.departmentInfrastructure Engineering
melbourne.source.titleJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
melbourne.source.volume60
melbourne.source.issue3
melbourne.source.pagesE152-E156
dc.rights.licenseCC BY
melbourne.elementsid1306255
melbourne.contributor.authorSteinemann, Anne
dc.identifier.eissn1536-5948
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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