What is chemical sensitivity?

In broad terms, chemical sensitivity is an unusually severe sensitivity or allergy-like reaction to different kinds of pollutants including solvents, VOC’s, perfumes, petrol, diesel, smoke, and chemicals in general. It often encompasses problems with regard to pollen, house dust mites, pet fur and dander

How does it start?
The cause is obscure or unknown; it has no known mechanism of causation and its processes are not fully understood.

What are the symptoms?
The possible list of symptoms of chemical sensitivity is almost endless and varies from one patient to the next. Common symptoms are:
• burning, stinging eyes
• wheezing, breathlessness nausea
• extreme fatigue/lethargy
• headache/migraine/vertigo/dizziness
• poor memory & concentration
• runny nose (rhinitis)
• sore throat, cough
• sinus problems
• skin rashes and/or itching skin
• sensitivity to light & noise
• sleeping problems
• digestive upset
• muscle & joint pain

How common is this syndrome?
Because of the “not understood” nature of chemical sensitivity, doctors and others are often highly skeptical about the reality and nature of the chemical sensitivity condition, so its frequency is currently undetermined.

Is there a connection between chemical sensitivity and fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue?
There is no sharp demarcation between the symptoms of chemical sensitivity and those of fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue.

How effective is EnviroFix when it comes to lessening the symptoms?
Chemical sensitivity, however caused, is linked to the prevalence of modern, synthetic toxic chemicals that are all around us. It is important for the person suffering from chemical sensitivity to avoid as much pollution and toxic exposure as possible in the home, car, place of work and other aspects of daily life. EnviroFix’s treatment does remove these chemicals, but results may vary, depending on that person’s particular sensitivity.

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