This excellent video about MCS/ES was made in 2020 by Maria Rizzo, who was behind the Fragrance Free Revolution, but has not aged a second. It is just as relevant today as it was then.
The only thing that has changed, is that Maria is no longer with us. She lost her life in December 2020 after being subjected to too many exposures when spending time in hospitals with her father.
She wasn’t able to recover from those exposures, the broken heart of losing her father, and of the world that harms us instead of welcomes us.
The tribute her partner wrote when he informed the community of her passing can be found here.
I miss collaborating with Maria, I miss her creative energy, and her ability to do things in clear and concise ways.
She’d still be with us if hospitals and the rest of the world stopped inflicting unnecessary poisons on us all, and instead respected our human rights as well as their own vulnerability to 24/7 exposures to unnecessary hazardous substances.
Her death is a great loss to the global MCS/ES community.
Rest in power Maria.
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Dr. L. Christine Oliver is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Co-Director of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.
This is an excellent half hour presentation.
Dr Oliver packs so much about the issues faced by people with MCS into the first 16 minutes of this video. If you can’t watch the whole video, at least watch this much. Alison Johnson finishes off by reading from her important book Amputated Lives.
Alison Johnson is the author/producer/director of books and documentaries on Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. Visit http://www.alisonjohnsonmcs.com to download a transcript or to purchase her books or DVDs.
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Alison Johnson’s film
“Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: A Short Introduction”
For more information see her website