Hello from Alison Johnson

The above image is the title screen of the 2018 film that I have produced and directed in order to call attention to a condition that is devastating the lives of millions of Americans.

Some might consider fragrance sensitivity to be a minor annoyance, but for a rapidly increasing number of people it is a life-altering condition that is causing them to drop out of the workforce because they experience strong symptoms like migraines or asthma attacks when they are exposed to fragrances.

This film can be played on the website of the Chemical Sensitivity Foundation, which I founded in 2001, www.chemicalsensitivityfoundation.org, or on my personal website, http://www.alisonjohnsonmcs.com, which contains detailed information about the many books I have written and the documentaries I have produced and directed on the topic of multiple chemical sensitivity. All my documentaries can be played on the latter site.

In Fragrance-Free Workplaces, viewers will encounter the following:

  • A nurse who is a veteran of the 1991 Gulf War and has to struggle on the job with migraines brought on by exposure to perfume worn by other staff members
  • A folk singer whose promising career has been severely limited by her extreme sensitivity to fragrances
  • A New Jersey man who starts to cough and choke when he is exposed to fragrances or fabric softeners. Unfortunately, the hospitals and medical offices near his home use air fresheners. His wife, a former nurse, describes on the film how she cannot even take him to the emergency room in their area during one of his severe attacks because that ER uses air fresheners that will exacerbate his coughing spasms.
  • The director of a nursing home who explains how she has successfully established a fragrance-free policy in that facility.