10 Apr 2023

The growing call for fragrance-free spaces

From Easter Monday, 11:06 am on 10 April 2023

One in four Americans report chemical sensitivity, with nearly half of this number diagnosed as having Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, or MCS. For this group, everyday fragrances like bath bombs and scented candles are an assault on the senses; cloying, migraine-inducing scents, which are the start of other snowballing symptoms. Professor Rachel Lee joins us to explain the growing call for fragrance-free spaces in the US. 

Fragrance bottles in Florence.

Photo: AFP