Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) is nowadays a common illness/disease which is seen among a lot of people. According to a statistic report, 3 out of 10 people are suffering from multiple chemical sensitivity. This is considered as a chronic medical condition, after any kind of exposure to commonly used low-level chemicals. Doctors don’t consider this multiple chemical sensitivity as an illness.
According to them, it is something related to allergies. Different people have their own point of view regarding this illness. It is not that dangerous as cancer, but still, it is capable of hampering different organs of the human body. Multiple chemical sensitivity is mainly detected through its symptoms. There is not any kind of special symptoms for this chronic medical condition.
The symptoms are very casual as that of a fever. So, it is very difficult to guess where its fever or MCS. Some doctors named it as Idiopathic environmental intolerances as some sensitivity happens due to the unhealthy environmental effects. Commonly used chemicals in the surrounding include paint fumes, petroleum products, smoke, synthetic fabrics, plastics, pesticides, and some scented products.
Basically, these low level chemicals are highly used in our surroundings through various day to day activities. Not everybody is affected from these chemicals; there are certain people whose immune system doesn’t resist the sensitivity nature of the chemicals. And only such people are affected by these commonly used chemicals.
Some of the important symptoms of this MCS includes regularly tired feelings, concentration and memory related problems, dry eyes, dry mouth, vertigo, joint pains, diarrhoea, vomiting, indigestion, nausea, sleep disturbances, anxiety issues, short temper attitude with lot of irritations, visual disturbances, seizures, tendonitis, neurological problems, headaches, skin irritation, chest pains, sore throats, and other respiratory issues. All these symptoms seem to be normal symptoms but they may lead to multiple chemical sensitivity.