Environmental Illness – Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)


Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), also known as idiopathic environmental intolerances (IEI), is a disputed chronic condition characterized by symptoms that the affected person attributes to low-level exposures to commonly used chemicals.

The process of MCS begins with an initiation reaction, induced by a chemical, creating intolerance and sensitivity to that chemical. This response then triggers further reactionary patterns to many more chemicals until the individual is unable to tolerate any exposure to chemicals without a negative response.

Symptoms of  MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity)

There are several symptoms like allergies, monthly headaches during your menstrual cycle, asthma, eczema, anxiety, fatigue, hair loss, brain fog, confusion, weakness, aches and pains, and a host of other health issues can all be exacerbated by various environmental issues.

Triggers for MCS

Even if you feel you’re in fantastic health, just getting your carpets cleaned could potentially set you up for your first Lyme disease diagnosis. The solvents and chemicals found inside these freshly cleaned carpets can trigger off viruses in people’s bodies such as Epstein-Barr virus and neurotoxins, such as those that create neurological Lyme. Lyme disease at its core is never bacterial or parasitical, it is always a viral issue. (Anthony William)

Here are mentioned few things causing triggering:

  • Carpet chemicals. Brand new carpet contains solvents, fungicides, and other toxic chemicals, which can trigger seasonal affective disorder-like symptoms and other conditions and symptoms connected with any active or inactive viruses you have.
  • Paint. Both viral and bacterial conditions are more easily triggered when someone is living in a freshly painted rental or any environment that has been newly painted.
  • Mold. Black mold can be a major trigger for neurological viruses that create Lyme disease symptoms, a variety of multiple sclerosis, or a host of other health-related issues.
  • Water. If you cannot afford a high-quality water filter, even a semi-decent filtration system can offer some benefit.
  • New cars, furniture, clothes. New cars has toxic solvents. New furniture most likely laced with fungicides and nanotechnology. New clothes, wash them before you wear them.
  • Detergents. Conventional detergents usually contain petrol oil. Use natural detergent like soap nuts.
  • Hair care products. Hair sprays are most toxic.
  • Perfumes. Chemical compounds used in perfumes and colognes have the same chemical compound construction as particular pesticides and herbicides.  Essential oils can give you a wonderful fragrance without exposing you to toxins.
  • Air fresheners. Plug-in air fresheners, like perfumes and colognes, possess the same chemical compound construction as certain pesticides and herbicides.

If you have Epstein-Barr or other HHV (Zoster, Cytomegalo) virus you are more easily triggered by those.

There are many choices you can make in your life when it comes to foods, supplements, and other more flexible lifestyle and self-care choices that can help you combat the environmental toxins you face.  How to Do Chemical Detox?

Due to my own situation I need to avoid all kind of chemicals to keep myself healthy. If I expose like 15 minutes for e.g. strong detergents I get immediately symptoms. Then I start right away activated green clay/charcoal, vitamin C, lots of pure filtered water, spirulina, barley grass, chaga & cordyceps mushrooms. Also Epsom-salt bath/foot bath helps to remove toxins off your body.

Health is your wealth.

Feel free to comment below or send me an email.

Health, Love & Light  ♡

-Sari Helen


Key words;  chemical sensitivity, MCS, holistic healing, health, holistic living, healthy lifestyle

DISCLAIMER: The information provided on this blog is only for informational purposes and should not be considered to be healthcare advice or medical diagnosis, treatment or prescribing. You should consult with a healthcare professional before altering or discontinuing any current medications, treatment or care, starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.






One thought on “Environmental Illness – Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s