• The MCS belongs to the central sensitivity syndromes group, including fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome . (verificat.cat)
  • Yunus proposes a class of disorders called central sensitivity syndromes (CSSs), which result from changes in the central nervous system (CNS). (medscape.com)
  • Fibromyalgia and overlapping disorders: the unifying concept of central sensitivity syndromes. (medscape.com)
  • Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), also known as idiopathic environmental intolerances (IEI), is an unrecognized and controversial diagnosis characterized by chronic symptoms attributed to exposure to low levels of commonly used chemicals. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although these symptoms can be debilitating, MCS is not recognized as an organic, chemical-caused illness by the World Health Organization, American Medical Association, nor any of several other professional medical organizations. (wikipedia.org)
  • the existence and severity of symptoms is seemingly related to the perception that a chemical stimulus is present. (wikipedia.org)
  • There is a general agreement among most MCS researchers that the cause is not specifically related to sensitivity to chemicals, but this does not preclude the possibility that symptoms are caused by other known or unknown factors. (wikipedia.org)
  • Multiple chemical sensitivity can include a wide range of symptoms, which some people link to their environment. (webmd.com)
  • Others say that the symptoms stem from an extreme sensitivity to certain smells. (webmd.com)
  • Or they may link their symptoms to contact with low levels of chemicals at work, such as if their office has poor ventilation. (webmd.com)
  • Some learn from experience that certain foods or chemicals seem to make their symptoms worse. (webmd.com)
  • MCS differs from the common scientific understanding of illness because the condition is always manifested by multiple non-specific symptoms from different organs at the same time and because these symptoms may occur after exposure to chemicals at very low concentrations. (ohsrep.org.au)
  • People with MCS suffer from migraines, muscle pain, rashes, nausea, fatigue, and other debilitating symptoms they believe to be caused by low-level exposure to chemicals such as laundry detergent, perfume, and car exhaust. (slate.com)
  • Although most scientific studies have not shown a strong connection between chemical exposure and symptoms, there's no real medical consensus about what causes the illness. (slate.com)
  • Living in a home where you may be unsure what chemicals are triggering your symptoms can be overwhelming. (wellnessjunction.com)
  • Those that have Multiple chemical sensitivity (also known as (MCS) have a wide range of symptoms and are either ignored or in many cases mis-diagnosed as mentally ill by health care professionals. (organised-crime-of-covert-electronic-assault-nz.com)
  • MCS is a condition that creates an extreme sensitivity to various chemicals resulting in the person becoming very ill - with a wide range of symptoms. (organised-crime-of-covert-electronic-assault-nz.com)
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity is similar to an allergy, but the symptoms and mechanism are not the same, like those of traditional allergies to pollen, animals, and dust. (organised-crime-of-covert-electronic-assault-nz.com)
  • Symptoms: Ears would hurt, throat and tongue swell, face turned red, etc., at the slightest whiff of a chemical smell. (emdrsolutions.com)
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, also known as MCS, idiopathic environmental intolerance, sick building syndrome, or even simply "environmental illness," is a condition with a wide-range of symptoms and triggers. (biologixcenter.com)
  • While they may recognize the legitimacy of a patient's symptoms, the American Medical Association, as well as most medical doctors and professionals, do not consider multiple chemical sensitivity to be a legitimate illness in and of itself. (biologixcenter.com)
  • Patients struggling with MSC symptoms first lose their ability to tolerate fragrances and chemicals such as those found in air-fresheners, perfumes, colognes, personal care products, detergents, fabric softeners, paints, and other scented products. (biologixcenter.com)
  • An itchy skin rash may develop in patients struggling with multiple chemical sensitivity symptoms. (biologixcenter.com)
  • One of the most important ways to help kids with a chemical sensitivity is to help them navigate their triggers and symptoms. (momelite.com)
  • These symptoms can last for quite a while days or weeks (at times months+ longer), rather than hours, which most (perhaps all) people experience with their body experiencing chemicals it does not like. (richardsemelka.com)
  • Basically, MCS has multiple symptoms that may affect people differently, even if they are living in the same home. (europeanrejuvenationcenter.com)
  • Objective: This study was conducted to confirm the definition of multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) in actual life: that multiple symptoms are provoked in multiple organs by exposure to, and ameliorated by avoidance of, multiple chemicals at low levels. (elsevierpure.com)
  • We used the Ecological Momentary Assessment to monitor everyday symptoms and the active sampling and passive sampling methods to measure environmental chemical exposure. (elsevierpure.com)
  • Fourteen patients and 12 controls underwent 1-week measurement of physical and psychologic symptoms and of the levels of exposure to various chemicals. (elsevierpure.com)
  • Another subject reported episodic symptoms but was excluded from the following analyses because no possible chemical was detected. (elsevierpure.com)
  • Conclusions: MCS patients do not have either somatic or psychologic symptoms under chemical-free conditions, and symptoms may be provoked only when exposed to chemicals. (elsevierpure.com)
  • You have sent us a WhatsApp message (to 666 90 83 53 ) asking if it is true that multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), a disease of difficult diagnosis that affects patients causing a great variety of symptoms which imply several organs and systems, has a psychological origin. (verificat.cat)
  • The lack of knowledge of the biological causes originating the disease prevents the diagnosis from being made through analytic or exploratory tests, and doctors are forced to rely exclusively in clinical criteria, that is, in the set of symptoms by the patient and their history of chemical exposures: "We have case definition criteria for the disease, and impact questionnaires to determine the degree of impairment", explains the expert. (verificat.cat)
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity or MCS causes a variety of aggravating and sometimes life-threatening symptoms as a result of bodily reactions caused by chemicals and particles in the air. (airpurifiersandcleaners.com)
  • Multiple chemical sensitivity is a commonly used diagnostic term for a group of symptoms without apparent organic basis. (cdc.gov)
  • The symptoms are characteristic of dysfunction in multiple organ systems, wax and wane according to exposure to low levels of chemical agents in the patient's environment, and sometimes begin after a distinct environmental change or insult such as an industrial accident or remodeling. (cdc.gov)
  • Jude Kane said the chemicals can cause painful and debilitating symptoms. (10news.com)
  • Symptoms are numerous, often involving multiple organ systems, but physical findings are unremarkable. (msdmanuals.com)
  • No universally accepted definition exists, but idiopathic environmental intolerance is generally defined as the development of multiple symptoms attributed to exposure to any number of identifiable or unidentifiable chemical substances (inhaled, touched, or ingested) or other exposures in the absence of clinically detectable organ dysfunction or related physical signs. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Somatic Symptom Disorder Somatic symptom disorder is characterized by multiple persistent physical complaints that are associated with excessive and maladaptive thoughts, feelings, and behaviors related to those symptoms. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Although no basis for many of the multiple symptoms of patients with fibromyalgia will be found upon physical examination or laboratory testing, the physician must remain alert for organic illness (eg, colon carcinoma in a patient with irritable bowel syndrome). (medscape.com)
  • 2 chemicals can result in symptoms that are not typical for either agent alone. (cdc.gov)
  • Multiple chemical sensitivity" (MCS), or "environmental illness" or "sick building syndrome" are all terms to describe the problems of exposures to chemicals that adversely affect our health. (ohsrep.org.au)
  • Sometimes one big exposure to a chemical can start the syndrome. (ohsrep.org.au)
  • It is very important that individuals who do contract multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome are believed, even though we may not know the precise chemical cause of the problem. (ohsrep.org.au)
  • There is no real treatment for the syndrome other than removing the person from exposure to harmful chemicals. (ohsrep.org.au)
  • In the same way that Asthma was misunderstood, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome (MSC) is a present-day health problem that is erroneously perceived as a psychological disorder rather than a legitimate physical condition. (theaircleanerstore.com)
  • Gadolinium Deposition Disease, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome (MCSS), or Both? (richardsemelka.com)
  • What is the multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome and what causes it? (verificat.cat)
  • Spain recognised it as a disease in 2014, according to a report published by the Ministry of Health , which highlighted the unknown causes of the syndrome, although it linked it to exposure to chemicals present in the environment. (verificat.cat)
  • Juvenile primary fibromyalgia syndrome (JPFS) is a musculoskeletal pain syndrome characterized by multiple discrete tender points (TPs), fatigue, and sleep disturbance in the child and adolescent. (medscape.com)
  • UpToDate: "Overview of idiopathic environmental intolerance (multiple chemical sensitivity). (webmd.com)
  • There is no question that high doses of some chemicals make people sick and that irritants such as pollution and cigarette smoke worsen conditions like asthma . (webmd.com)
  • Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Chemical Sensitivities. (webmd.com)
  • This is because an asthma attack can have serious repercussions as it may be sparked by exposure to a chemical. (europeanrejuvenationcenter.com)
  • The additional sensitivity to certain chemicals may put more asthma sufferers in danger. (europeanrejuvenationcenter.com)
  • The phenomenon has been shown with exposure to second-hand cigarette smoke and it only goes to reason that 0many other asthma attacks may be triggered by being exposed to common chemicals. (europeanrejuvenationcenter.com)
  • Terpenes can react with components in the indoor environment to form new chemicals that might be the irritants responsible for the observed increases in work-related asthma. (cdc.gov)
  • Two other patients did not report any hypersensitivity episodes, whereas passive sampling showed far less exposure to chemicals than control subjects. (elsevierpure.com)
  • Dr. McCampbell offers phone consultations for people with chemical sensitivity and other environmentally related illnesses. (annmccampbellmd.com)
  • Dr. McCampbell also offers medical legal consultations in cases involving chemical sensitivity and other environmentally related illnesses. (annmccampbellmd.com)
  • This overall mechanism is also supported by physiological correlates found in MCS and related multisystem illnesses, objectively measurable responses to low level chemical exposure in MCS patients, many studies of apparent animal models of MCS and also evidence from therapeutic trials of MCS-related illnesses. (villadepaz-gazette.com)
  • I guess this is a question for Maff then, reading about your possible porphyria link with MCS ( http://www.ei-resource.org/illness-information/environmental-illnesses/multiple-chemical-sensitivity-(mcs)/ ) - do you have an reference papers I can show this guy when I see him? (ei-resource.org)
  • There is probably no single one chemical exposure responsible for these illnesses, but more likely a mixed exposure of chemical classes such as particulate matter and oxygenated organic species (oxidized volatile organic compounds that are likely biologically reactive and potentially cause cell damage and increase susceptibility to disease). (cdc.gov)
  • The American Medical Association doesn't consider multiple chemical sensitivity to be an illness. (webmd.com)
  • We breathe in many substances, we eat food with chemical additives and many sensitizers get into our bodies through our skin both unintentionally and intentionally. (ohsrep.org.au)
  • In view of our present scientific knowledge, we thereby stress all national and international bodies and institutions, more particularly the World Health Organization (WHO), to recognize EHS and MCS as true medical conditions which acting as sentinel diseases may create a major public health concern in years to come worldwide i.e. in all the countries implementing unrestricted use of electromagnetic field-based wireless technologies and marketed chemical substances. (elettrosensibili.it)
  • Of centrations is difficult for odors and sensory irritants the 600 substances for which an OEL has already because some chemicals have odors that warn of been established, 66% are sensory irritants (Kurtz, their presence before irritation is produced. (cdc.gov)
  • Environmental Sensitivities or Intolerances (ES) / Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) is an acquired environment linked condition. (may12th.org)
  • That means using "safe" materials like ceramic tiles or concrete floors rather than carpeting, which traps chemical odors. (slate.com)
  • Removes: Household chemicals Pollen Mold spores Dust Allergens Odors Ideal for: Familie. (wellnessjunction.com)
  • Although MCS sufferers can get temporary relief by keeping away from chemicals - it is getting more difficult as time goes on, to be in a completely chemical-free environment, as chemicals in society today are increasing extremely fast. (organised-crime-of-covert-electronic-assault-nz.com)
  • Many multiple chemical sensitivity sufferers find that they get the best relief by using both a portable MCS air purifier and an AllerAir or Amaircare deluxe whole house unit attached to the furnace. (airpurifiersandcleaners.com)
  • At its most basic, MCS is a sensitivity to many types of chemicals, which causes physical reactions in multiple organ systems. (rom.on.ca)
  • In Paper IV and V the smell intolerance reactions common in TE cases were explored, aiming to develop a standardized chemical challenge design for the assessment of chemical intolerance. (lu.se)
  • The annoyance reactions of TE cases was successfully reproduced during controlled chemical challenge at exposure levels below known levels for acute CNS-effects and trigeminal irritation. (lu.se)
  • Chemical exposure produces reactions to the offensive chemical. (theaircleanerstore.com)
  • Kids with MCS have intense reactions to chemicals in their environment. (momelite.com)
  • MCSS probably experiences reactions to multiple other chemicals besides GBCA (making the MCSS diagnosis). (richardsemelka.com)
  • who live a daily perennial torment because, as the MP explains, " many of the everyday chemical products that we use can cause them multiple reactions like difficulty to breath, palpitations, nausea, skin rashes or recurring headaches. (sensibilidadquimicamultiple.org)
  • Dr. McCampbell's services can be especially useful for those who have recently developed chemical sensitivity or "old-timers" who are facing surgery or dealing with a new illness. (annmccampbellmd.com)
  • When human illness results from an unintentional or intentional release of a toxin (chemicals produced by metabolism in an organism [e.g., ricin]) or a toxicant (natural or synthetic chemicals not metabolically produced by an organism [e.g., nerve agents]) into the environment, uniform reporting is necessary to direct appropriate resources, assess the extent of morbidity and mortality, track poisoned persons, and monitor response to intervention. (cdc.gov)
  • In this report, CDC presents case definitions to facilitate uniform reporting among local, state, and federal public health agencies of illness resulting from a chemical release. (cdc.gov)
  • When illness results from an intentional or unintentional chemical release (either known or suspected on the basis of a credible threat) into the environment, uniform reporting is paramount to direct appropriate resources, assess the extent of morbidity and mortality, track poisoned persons, and monitor response to intervention. (cdc.gov)
  • In this report, CDC presents case definitions to facilitate uniform reporting of illness resulting from a chemical (i.e., toxin and toxicant) release. (cdc.gov)
  • These exposures are usually far below the maximum allowed under health and safety regulations but, since they occur over time, the sensitivity builds up in the exposed person. (ohsrep.org.au)
  • People with multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) are made sick by exposures to low levels of many common chemicals - such as perfume, paint, pesticides, solvents, new building materials, vehicle exhaust, and smoke. (annmccampbellmd.com)
  • Environmental chemical exposures and disturbances of heme synthesis. (medscape.com)
  • Over the past decade, there has been greater awareness of individuals who suffer from multiple chemical sensitivity. (europeanrejuvenationcenter.com)
  • What's interesting is that many people who do suffer felt no ill effects before, but now are being affected by the very same chemicals that they have been exposed to for many years. (europeanrejuvenationcenter.com)
  • So, the news is good for those who suffer from MCS as more places are paying attention to eliminating exposure from many common chemicals. (europeanrejuvenationcenter.com)
  • Our portable room air cleaners are preferred by many who suffer from multiple chemical sensitivity, severe allergies and related conditions because of high performance, deluxe long-life filters, affordable pricing, and they're all made in the USA or Canada with excellent warranties. (airpurifiersandcleaners.com)
  • Environmental allergy specialists often recommend this type of sauna therapy for those who suffer from multiple chemical sensitivities and have reported positive results. (vitalitymagazine.com)
  • I have long been skeptical of the diagnosis of multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS). (skepdoc.info)
  • Initially, patients with chemical sensitivity often have many health complaints without having a specific diagnosis of a disease. (theaircleanerstore.com)
  • MCSS is just as it sounds- when someone experiences one type, a few types, or many types of chemicals they react to it. (richardsemelka.com)
  • Outdoor air (especially in cities) is often polluted with multiple types of chemicals and particles that are brought directly into the home and rooms through the air conditioning system because typical A/C filters are not designed to stop them. (airpurifiersandcleaners.com)
  • The dissertation deals with psychological methods aimed at improving the understanding and assessment of two disorders related to contact with chemicals: solvent-induced chronic toxic encephalopathy (TE) and multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS). (lu.se)
  • It's common for those who have MCS to start with a chronic or large-scale exposure to toxins which creates greater sensitivity in the body. (europeanrejuvenationcenter.com)
  • It can be triggered by a one off or severe exposure to chemicals, pesticides or other toxins and become a long-term susceptibility to the low levels of exposure now common in many public spaces. (solfed.org.uk)
  • Toxins are chemicals that are produced by organisms as a result of cellular metabolism (e.g., marine toxins such as saxitoxin or plant toxins such as ricin). (cdc.gov)
  • Dr. Ann McCampbell trained in internal medicine and worked in women's health before she became ill with severe multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) in 1989. (annmccampbellmd.com)
  • Developing severe multiple chemical sensitivity alters every aspect of a person's life and can make it almost impossible to work, find safe housing, obtain health care, socialize or pursue hobbies. (annmccampbellmd.com)
  • Even low concentrations of such chemicals are enough to cause a reaction that ranges from mild to severe depending on the sensitivity of the individual. (europeanrejuvenationcenter.com)
  • How is multiple chemical sensitivity typically diagnosed? (biologixcenter.com)
  • Consumer products used in indoor environments for cleaning, surface finishing and deodorizing are typically mixtures of many chemicals. (cdc.gov)
  • Therefore, use of these case definitions as a surveillance tool, in the absence of a credible threat or a known chemical release, typically results in excessive false-positive reports and is not recommended by CDC. (cdc.gov)
  • Anyway, why would I keep using skin care products that contained chemical ingredients, that not only would not do what they promised - but were toxic to boot! (dedcms51.com)
  • Members of each of these seven classes have their toxicant responses lowered by NMDA antagonists, showing that the NMDA response is important for the toxic actions of these chemicals. (villadepaz-gazette.com)
  • Unfortunately, what quilters (including another quilt teacher and I) did not realize was that putting a hot steam iron repeatedly on this cloth released toxic chemicals into our respiratory systems. (vitalitymagazine.com)
  • In that newsletter, I also mentioned the use of the far infrared sauna which can detoxify the human body (at a comfortable heat level) of toxic heavy metals, drugs, and almost all chemicals by sweating them out through the skin. (vitalitymagazine.com)
  • The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents in the environment or to environmental factors that may include ionizing radiation, pathogenic organisms, or toxic chemicals. (bvsalud.org)
  • For example, experience has shown that chemicals with a low odor threshold often require low OELs even though many are not toxic or do not cause irritation at those air concentrations. (cdc.gov)
  • Some people with MCS appear to have excess production of inflammatory cytokines, but this phenomenon is not specific to MCS and overall there is no evidence that low-level chemical exposure causes an immune response. (wikipedia.org)
  • It has been hypothesized that there is a heritable genetic trait which pre-disposes people to be hypersensitive to low-level chemical exposure and so develop MCS. (wikipedia.org)
  • How very low levels of chemical exposure affect people isn't clear. (webmd.com)
  • In some cases, people point to a major event, like a chemical spill. (webmd.com)
  • Low level exposure of chemicals given off by a wide variety of sources including solvents, paints, cleaning products, carpets, wall coverings, photocopiers, new clothing, and medicines can result in sensitivity developing among some people. (ohsrep.org.au)
  • The people in this Arizona community might be the closest thing there is to an MCS think tank, and they've developed building techniques to help manage their sensitivities. (slate.com)
  • People with MCS also experience sensitivity to electricity, so some houses forgo electricity or have it routed through a single room that can be completely shut off from the rest of the house. (slate.com)
  • Because people with MCS react to chemicals at levels that ordinarily - do not affect others. (organised-crime-of-covert-electronic-assault-nz.com)
  • As I took notes, I decided to write some articles for people who, like me, wanted to protect themselves, their family and the environment from chemicals. (dedcms51.com)
  • However, the levels of exposure considered "safe" for most people, can greatly impact a person struggling with multiple chemical sensitivity. (biologixcenter.com)
  • Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) is a condition where people are extra sensitive to many commonly used chemicals in the environment. (europeanrejuvenationcenter.com)
  • Instead of fighting people and calling them names for being sick from chemicals, why don't we do some research and find a cure? (villadepaz-gazette.com)
  • Any shelters or services who serve Katrina victims with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity are welcome to contact Cyndi Norwitz for information on accommodating these people safely. (immuneweb.org)
  • People with "multiple chemical sensitivity" are definitely suffering. (reason.com)
  • It is well known that the immune system's association with environmental chemicals can result in disease. (theaircleanerstore.com)
  • They are experiencing a chemical-induced disease at an early stage. (theaircleanerstore.com)
  • Plaintiff alleges disability due to multiple chemical sensitivity, mixed connective tissue disease, and a head injury resulting in traumatic brain injury. (justia.com)
  • Occupational medicine first emerged as a specialist discipline in response to chemical, physical, and biological hazards that caused serious and often fatal disease. (bmj.com)
  • From here, antigen processing and complex immunological responses to the chemicals are also activated by the inflammatory response. (theaircleanerstore.com)
  • Through diode laser multiplexing we can accomplish aerosol laser radar in multiple bands such as distinct spectral bands or depolarization bands. (lu.se)
  • Out method greatly exceed conventional aerosol lidar in sensitivity and tempo-spatial resolution. (lu.se)
  • Spain has officially recognized Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), including it in its International Classification of Diseases (ICD), the diagnostic tool used by the Healthcare System to classify and codify diseases. (sensibilidadquimicamultiple.org)
  • To identify such con- diseases due to exposure to airborne chemicals. (cdc.gov)
  • Crude prevalence estimates, adjusted odds ratios (AORs), and confidence intervals were calculated for multiple chronic diseases and risk factors. (cdc.gov)
  • The list of chemicals that have the potential for use as a terrorist weapon is extensive, and clinical presentation of poisoning from chemicals can be similar to that of common diseases (e.g., gastroenteritis). (cdc.gov)
  • Categorization of lung diseases for which mortality data are presented is limited by the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) coding system used for the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) multiple cause-of-death data. (cdc.gov)
  • Multiple chemical sensitivity: A respiratory disorder? (psu.edu)
  • Dive into the research topics of 'Multiple chemical sensitivity: A respiratory disorder? (psu.edu)
  • She has been a leading chemical sensitivity and disability advocate for the past 25 years. (annmccampbellmd.com)
  • Find the best air purifiers for fragrance sensitivity below! (wellnessjunction.com)
  • Best Portable Room Air Purifiers for MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity): Deluxe Units Made in USA & Canada at Cheap Prices! (airpurifiersandcleaners.com)
  • Deluxe MCS room air purifiers offer multiple stages of filtration as well as specialized materials and manufacturing methods that provide not only a much higher level of filtration but extremely low to zero chance of releasing any chemicals or other pollutants in the process. (airpurifiersandcleaners.com)
  • The possible answers to these questions might be found in investigating the chemistry of volatile organic compounds found in the indoor environment, developing new sampling methods, and improving assessments of chemical health effects. (cdc.gov)
  • To address this research question, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has developed expertise in investigating the fundamental chemistry of several chemicals in consumer products that may be used in an indoor environment. (cdc.gov)
  • These investigative efforts have produced many important insights into a chemical's fate in the indoor environment, possible new sampling techniques and identification of chemical structures that could lead to health effects. (cdc.gov)
  • In the nanometer range we encounter aerosols, their impact on the environment and public health greatly depend on their chemical composition and sizes. (lu.se)
  • Twenty-four studies found no evidence of sensitivity. (skeptic.com)
  • The evidence is now clear, and the conclusion is that "trace amounts of chemicals are not to blame. (skepdoc.info)
  • Research studies, in the thousands, have been published with evidence of the dangers of applying some chemicals to the skin as they can be absorbed into the blood stream. (dedcms51.com)
  • The role of these chemicals acting as toxicants, in initiating cases of MCS has been confirmed by genetic evidence showing that six genes that influence the metabolism of these chemicals, all influence susceptibility to MCS. (villadepaz-gazette.com)
  • No matter what room you plan to put your air purifier in, our top picks are proven to cleanse the air of harmful fragrances and chemicals that may be affecting you at home. (wellnessjunction.com)
  • When searching for an air purifier for MCS you want to have a high-quality HEPA filter to capture airborne particles that may hold the chemicals you're sensitive to. (wellnessjunction.com)
  • MCS is an adverse reaction to airborne chemicals, such as air fresheners, solvents, and scented cleaning products. (solfed.org.uk)
  • Information is in accordance to the 1999 consensus definition on MCS (in the Archives of Environmental Health) and the report Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Discriminant Validity of Case Definitions ((in the Archives of Environmental Health-2001:56(5)406 412). (may12th.org)
  • The report also explains the rationale for the structure of the case definitions, the audience for whom it is intended, the setting in which the case definitions might be used, and reasons each chemical presented in the report was selected. (cdc.gov)
  • CDC will create new case definitions and revise existing definitions to meet the needs related to emerging threats and to enhance case definition sensitivity and specificity, when possible, with developing clinical information. (cdc.gov)
  • The report provides an overview of 1) the settings in which the case definitions might be used, 2) the structure of the case definitions, 3) the rationale for choosing the particular chemicals, and 4) plans for revising the report. (cdc.gov)
  • In addition, case definitions, which include reference citations, are presented for the selected chemicals. (cdc.gov)
  • The case definitions in this report should be used by clinicians and public health officials in two settings: 1) after a credible threat of a chemical release or 2) after a known chemical release. (cdc.gov)