That’s what the American Medical Association’s Council on Scientific Affairs calls Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), the latest alternative-health “syndrome.”
MCS supporters are the driving force behind such ludicrous ideas as perfume bans in restaurants and other public places. Now the supposed “victims” of this imagined malady have a standard-bearer in a Montana group called the Chemical Injury Information Network
(CIIN). There’s a web site, a newsletter (“Our Toxic Times”), and even a conference, scheduled to take place in Santa Fe next month.