MCS Survey for May 2019

Survey for People with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) and/or Environmental Illness and Injury (EII)

Guest post from Mordecai Cohen Ettinger,
The Health Justice Commons

I’ve had MCS for nearly 20 years. I’m a survivor of of the Three Mile Island partial nuclear meltdown, excessive x-ray radiation from medical treatment as a child from a teaching hospital that has since been ongoingly investigated for bioethics violations, and successive exposures to lead and mold from reckless landlords.

I’ve been a community activist for many years, along with a scholar and teacher of Critical Science, Technology and Medicine Studies.

In late 2016, I founded the Health Justice Commons, a non-profit. Our mission is to re-imagine and remake healthcare for our times.

To support efforts for MCS Awareness Month, we want to address the gap of basic research of our experiences.

Myself and my group,  The Health Justice Commons, believe that because MCS is so discounted there is little documentation of our experiences & we want our experiences to count. 

This is a survey for people who self-identify as having MCS and/or EII. There are limited studies that document the causes and impacts of these illnesses.

Data will publicized to educate the general public and support the demand for more study, awareness, and dignity for people with MCS and EII. This data will also support efforts across the planet to halt climate change and advocate for healthier, toxic-free communities for all.

Please help us and add your voice by completing this survey! Thank you all for the support you offer and the wisdom we collectively possess!!

Individual identifying information from this survey will be kept strictly confidential.

The survey will be open for May and we hope to be able to provide a report-back on results to respondents by mid June.

The data will also support efforts across the planet to halt climate change and advocate for healthier, toxic-free communities for all.



The Health Justice Commons


The Health Justice Commons works at the intersections of racial justice, economic justice, gender justice, disability justice and ecological justice to support marginalized communities to re-imagine and re-design healthcare and healing for the 21st century. We provide trauma informed training and consultation and incubate community-driven solutions to transform the health burden of social injustice and environmental racism and to generate health abundance.

2 responses to “MCS Survey for May 2019

  1. Aubertin, Mary A

    I just learned that there are fragrance additives (i.e. perfume oils) you can add to your gas tank. I haven’t been able to find any articles about these. Any suggestions?

    Mary Aubertin

    • I heard about those recently, and yes, there are some companies who sell fragrances to add to your fuel tank.
      I’m not sure there are any articles about them, just ads.
      Great way to make vehicle exhaust even more toxic. The fragrance industry needs to be reined in and regulated in a big way.

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