Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS). One day it may suddenly occur to you.
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) occurred to me in a city in Osaka where I was born and grew up.
This factory has spread invisible chemical substances in the city, and I started to have symptoms including headache, nausea and numbness.
（Nara, Japan M.T）
MCS patients can have a variety of symptoms depending on the people. There is no medicine (since medicine is chemical) and whether is curable completely is up to the patients.
Hardest thing is that many cases people don’t recognise us as MCS patients apart from those who are in severe condition.
People think "why are you so tired although you look fine?"
Why I mentioned such story is because I've read the article about "cotton and pesticides".
What was shocking for me was that I couldn't go to any kinds of shops including department stores and supermarkets.
In my case, to move away from the factory didn't mean curing my illness. Once I'm away and to be in clean environment, my body became even more sensitive and detoxication started.
I was fortunate that I am single and my family supported me a lot. My mother also has MCS, so to have somebody who can truly understand each other was the best help I could get.
Now, it's been three years after moving. Finally I can go to many places. Because of my changeable health condition, I can't work for a company but instead work for somebody I know and understand my illness.
I used to work in fashion industry. However, I cannot go back.
I love being outside, travelling, fashion... So it really made me think "to be healthy" is such a treasure.
Today, I can wear any kind of clothing in most cases.
I want more people to know how dangerous chemicals are.
（Nara, Japan M.T）
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity occur when your body’s exposure to chemicals exceeds your capacity, which is similar to hay fever.
For those who do not have this illness, what you can do is try to avoid chemicals.
Don't you think you choose more carefully what to put on your skin?
( Dear M.T, thank you so much for sharing your experience with LOHAS COUTURE! )