When people develop MCS/ES, it can be extremely challenging maintaining access to jobs, housing, or other services due to the prevalence of indoor air pollution and pollutants, fragrance chemicals being a huge factor. When MCS/ES becomes disabling, it becomes a human rights issue requiring accommodation under the law in many places around the world.
Here then are some accessibility tools:
In the presentation from ADA Audio Conferencing – A program of the ADA National Network
One important point made was this:
For people with EHS, a wireless-free policy is required, as well as other accommodations mentioned in the presentation.
Here are a few of the slides from Accommodating Persons with Environmental Sensitivities: Challenges and Solutions (which is available to download from the link below):
Full audio and presentation materials are here
Accommodating Persons with Environmental Sensitivities:
Challenges and Solutions
December 16, 2014
I’ve copied this from the site as the links have changed a few times:
Other MCS/ES accommodation resources:
The CDC has an Indoor Environmental Policy that prohibits fragrance use (among other things) in order to improve the air quality for all employees.
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) has other resources here:
The Canadian Human Rights Commission Policy and Papers are here
Ontario Human Rights Commission resources are here
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act info is here
Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (human rights and housing)
The first Guides to Accommodating the Needs of People with Environmental Sensitivities in Canada
The great news is that healthy indoor environments actually benefit everyone.