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When Even The Smell Of Perfume Can Make You Ill

Tuesday 7 June 2016


From Maltese newspaper the Times of Malta:


Johanna Galea
Johanna Galea suffers from chronic fatigue syndrome
and numerous food and multiple chemical sensitivities.
(Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi)

When even the smell of perfume can make you ill

30-year-old has multiple chemical sensitivities

By Sarah Carabott
June 6, 2016

Copyright © 2016

When she wanted to meet her friends last December, Johanna Galea had to leave a bag of detergent outside her front door, which they used to wash their clothes before meeting the 30-year-old.

Ms Galea has been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome and numerous food and multiple chemical sensitivities. When her debilitating condition flared up last year, she ended up housebound and could only eat eight types of food.

One year on, she is receiving treatment and raising awareness about misunderstood conditions similar to hers, in the hope of helping others who are suffering in silence.


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