Re: Multiple chemical sensitivity
From: Becky Weaver (
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 16:16:58 -0700 (PDT)
There was a little bit of feedback about fragrances & multiple chemical 
sensitivity a few weeks ago. Our group, too (in site feasibility) has been 
discussing the pros & cons of being a fragrance-free community. For the folks 
in Oak Creek Commons - when did you designate yourselves fragrance-free? How 
did that impact your marketing attempts? 
What level of sensitivity do your community members have (mild - moderate - 
Have other groups out there dealt with this issue? I feel stressed about the 
options we appear to have - either refuse to accommodate an individual's health 
needs, or alienate potential buyers by making rules about personal hygiene. 
I'm personally having trouble with the notion of becoming a fragrance-free 
person for the foreseeable future. Is this unusual? Do most cohousing-friendly 
people take a fragrance-free policy in stride? I'm trying to develop a sense of 
Becky Weaver
Central Austin Cohousing

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