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The MCS Research Report – here’s a form letter for you

Wednesday 10 December 2008

ChemicalsWe alerted you on 11 and 12 November that the Office of Chemical Safety had released a draft report on MCS issues. We’re urging you to send your comments in on the report.

If you find it too hard to do from scratch, here’s a form letter which might help.


Letter to Sen McLucas (Word document, 32KB)

It’s been put together by campaigners in Queensland. Our thanks to them.

PS: see if you can add a paragraph or two which gives your personal story.

Good hunting!



10/12/2008: Peter Evans, Convenor of the South Australian Task Force on MCS, said…


As reported previously on this site, the Office of Chemical Safety in Australia has been conducting a scientific review of multiple chemical sensitivity. They have recently published a draft report which is now open for public submissions. The report can be found at

The agreed opinion amongst national MCS community representatives is that the draft review is biased towards psychological explanations of MCS and will do more harm than good by perpetuating misinformation and discrimination against people with MCS.

MCS community groups have started a letter writing campaign to the Hon Jan McLucas, the federal Senator responsible for overseeing the Office of Chemical Safety, calling for the psychological bias in the draft report to be removed. A copy of the letter is here.

Please show your support for an unbiased and proper review of MCS by signing and posting the letter. Feel free to alter the wording of the letter to reflect your own concerns if you wish.

Also, please write your own submission to the Office of Chemical Safety and provide them with whatever scientific data you think may be relevant to the review. An information sheet on the submission process is here.

The problem of MCS can no longer be swept under the carpet by Australian governments. There is an urgent need to recognise the serious public health and disability access issues caused by MCS. But without a proper and unbiased review of the scientific data, it is likely that the suffering of people with MCS will continue be ignored.


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