ECHO - Ecological Health Organization, Inc.
WHAT IS Multiple Chemical Syndromne (MCS)?
Multiple Chemical Syndromme is a disorder in which people develop greatly increased reactions to chemicals and other irritants in the environment. MCS may also be noted as Environmental Illness, Idiopatic, Gulf War Syndrome, Sick Building Syndrome, The effects of MCS on multiple organ systems can be mild, severe, immediate, delayed transitory, chronic or disabling and dependent on the type of exposures. At the present time there is no cure and the primary treatments are avoidance, reducing the environmental exposures and life style accommodations in the home, work, school, recreation, settings.
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What Causes MCS?
MCS can be the results of a single massive exposure or repeated exposures to very low-levels of one or more neurotoxic chemicals in the home, school, or at work. Many of the workers in sick buildings, victims of chemical accidents, residents following pesticide or solvent exposures, people living near toxic wate sites or those whose air or water is highly polluted have been diagnosed with MCS. It can start at any age, but usual around midlife.
What are the Symptoms?
People with MCS experience a number of different symptoms in relationship sot their chemical exposures. Smpstoms may occur immediately or up to a few days after exposure. Reactions may last from a few minutes to a week or a month depending on the type of exposure.
Eye, ear, nose, throat irritations
Neurological problems including:
What are the Triggers?
Chemicals found within these products can be triggers.Evidenced based
Oil Based Paints
Pesticides, insecticides, heberbicies
Tobacco Smoke Toners
Wood Burning Stoves.
MCS IS PREVENTABLE -
Use non toxic materials, avoidance of areas know to have triggers, fragrance free environments, advocate for toxic chemical reform measures, Educate, Create an awareness of the danger hazards of chemicals in the environment,
People with MCS are the CANARIES in the Environment,
No Know single treatment other than avoidance organic food, Non toxic cleaning products, fragrance free products, IV supplements. Consult a naturalpathic medical MD<