The term Environmental Illness (EI) is used to describe an illness that is triggered by environmental factors which cause specific symptoms and the chronic health condition itself. Those who suffer from EI may have serious sensitivities to various chemicals, can develop allergies and can become unable to work in typical workplace environments as a result […]
Toxin Induced Illnesses
There 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.
Sick building syndrome (SBS) is a health condition that is directly related to poor indoor air quality within one or more buildings that a person occupies. Generally, no other specific cause or illness can be identified that causes symptoms associated with the condition. The physical reactions can be associated with one room or a particular living […]
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Fibromyalgia are both immune system dysfunctions that are incurable, painful and ongoing. There also seems to be a connection between the two illnesses and unfortunately, some people who develop one, may also develop the other. Symptoms may vary and mimic other illnesses. The medical community still cannot definitively attribute any […]
Chemical allergies, also often called chemical sensitivities, are generally a result of a direct exposure to one or more toxic chemicals that damage or adversely affect the body’s immune system response. The term is sometimes used interchangeably with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) or Environmental Illness (EI), although there are usually some differences in all 3 […]
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) is the term given to a little known and often misunderstood syndrome that affects the immune and central nervous systems, as well as the liver and other internal organs. MCS is often triggered by exposure to toxic chemicals such as pesticides or formaldehyde. Multiple Chemical Sensitivity is a Complicated Syndrome Even […]