What is Multiple Chemical Sensitivity?

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Multiple Chemical Sensitivity is commonly defined as a chronic medical condition characterized by symptoms that are triggered by exposure to low levels of chemicals.

Commonly suspected substances include petroleum products, scented products, pesticides, plastics, synthetic fabrics, smoke, and paints. Symptoms may be vague and non-specific, such as nausea, fatigue, and headaches.

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity has also been termed :

  • Toxic Injury (TI)
  • Chemical Sensitivity (CS)
  • Chemical Injury Syndrome (CI)
  • 20th Century Syndrome
  • Environmental Illness (EI)
  • Sick Building Syndrome
  • Idiopathic Environmental Intolerance (IEI)
  • Toxicant-induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT)

and is often involved in Gulf War Syndrome.

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) is a Limbic System condition brought on by neurological trauma which may involve chemical injury, viral, environmental and/or psychological factors. The way in which the brain/mind/body expresses this trauma is unique to each person. [Read more…]