Prevalence and risk factors for multiple chemical sensitivity in Australia

Paolo D. Pigatto, Gianpaolo Guzzi

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The author found that the prevalence of diagnosed multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) in Australia was 6.5%. No mention is made about the role of exposure to metals. Exposure to metallic elements has been associated with MCS. Metals are a well-known primary risk factor for idiopathic environmental intolerance. It is important that the medical approach designed to reduce the risk factors for MCS includes preventive strategies of metal exposure.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100856
JournalPreventive Medicine Reports
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2019


  • Adults
  • Frequency
  • Hyperosmia
  • Idiopathic environmental intolerance
  • Metal allergens
  • Metallic elements
  • Metals
  • Metals toxicity
  • Toxicants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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