Category: Toxin Induced Illnesses

chemical allergiesThere is a growing awareness through medical research and statistical evidence about the emergence of a serious health epidemic…that of toxin induced illnesses.
 
Environmentally-induced illnesses include more commonly known conditions such as asthma, allergies and some cancers. Lesser known syndromes are also receiving much deserved attention in the 21st century such as Environmental Illness (EI), Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), Sick Building Syndrome or Toxic Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT).
 
Other conditions such as the Gulf War Syndrome (GWS) and health conditions that resulted from exposure to Agent Orange and other chemicals, has shed more light on the negative effects of chemical toxic exposure on the body even during war time.
 
Environmental illnesses are health phenomena resultant from various levels of a single or multiple toxic exposures to commonly found chemicals in the modern era such as formaldehyde, petrochemicals and pesticides, only to name a few.
 
These substances can be found in everyday items such as building supplies like plywood, paints, carpet, adhesives, and plastics. They can also be found in household cleaning products, bug sprays, perfumes, personal care items, clothing, home furnishings, and much more. Other harmful substances may be naturally occurring such as molds, dust mites, radon, and pollen.
 
Of the 40 million people in the U.S. who suffer from one of these toxin induced illnesses, most became initially ill from either a long-term, low dose chemical exposure or a short-term high dose exposure to one or more toxins in their daily environment. From there, a pile-on effect can occur, causing more and more intolerance to natural substances as well such as molds, pollen, foods, dust and more.
 
Some specific environmental illnesses are recognized as disabilities by the American Disabilities Act, but they still are the subject of much misunderstanding, poor conventional medical treatment and difficult social interaction. The constraints of these conditions make life very difficult for the affected person, as well as his or her family.
 
Home, family, work, recreation and standard of living are almost always affected and these often hidden, chronic toxin illnesses cause much personal pain as well as serious health issues. Explore our informative articles to find helpful info about various conditions, treatment options, disability help, personal stories, spiritual encouragement and more.
 

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