A Six-Word Memoir® is the story of your life—some part of it or all of it—told in exactly six words.

In classrooms and boardrooms, churches and synagogues, veteran's groups and across the dinner table, Six-Word Memoirs have become a powerful tool to catalyze conversation, spark imagination or simply break the ice.

Here on Six Words, we offer a simple platform to share the short, sharp story of your life, as well as provide daily prompts to share your six-word takes on the topics of our times.

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It's Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Awareness month!

by favepeep on May 23, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

The month of May has been set aside to increase awareness of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS). It's also called Environmental Illness (EI) or Toxic Injury (TI) and affects nearly 50 million people in the U.S. alone. Unfortunately, public awareness and understanding have been slow to catch up. We, “the canaries in the coal mine,” have adverse, even life-threatening, reactions to products containing toxins, usually chemical in nature; we’ve developed a loss of tolerance for substances that we have previous tolerated.

MCS can be triggered by an acute toxic episode, e.g., a chemical spill at work or by chronic exposure, e.g., pesticides that are ubiquitous in most neighborhoods. Symptoms caused by MCS range from hoarseness to a chronic cough to vertigo and confusion to hives and rashes and more.

To be continued.


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