Estimates suggest that 2%-10% of people suffer from Multiple Chemical Sensitivity ( MCS). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reported that up to one-third of people in the workplace claim to be sensitive to chemicals in the air. Our indoor air quality appears to be worsening with the introduction of untested chemicals being introduced into our homes at an alarming rate. This is an invasion that appears to affect women more than men and younger adults more than the general population.
MCS can be very serious. Airborne chemical exposures can create health problems for many and should be removed with an air purifier. The Austin Air HealthMate Plus is specifically designed to bring relief.
What Is Multiple Chemical Sensitivity?
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity refers to unusually severe sensitivity or allergy-like reaction to many different kinds of harmful environmental agents including perfumes, diesel, solvents, VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds), smoke and other chemical based pollutants. This chemical exposure can result in the human body exhibiting multiple symptoms in multiple immune, skin, organ or neurological body systems.
MCS is considered “idiopathic” where the mechanics of cause and their processes are not well understood.
Sources of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
The MCS sources are all around us. There is toxic exposure from pesticides, perfumes, scented products and carpet. They can be from building materials, gas stoves, vehicle exhaust, household cleaning supplies, paints and printing inks. Also, gases can be emitted by furniture and cabinets constructed with press board that emit formaldehyde. And finally, MCSs can come for business machines and even, second-hand tobacco smoke.
Symptoms of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
The list of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity symptoms is practically endless. Most often experienced by sufferers are: burning and stinging eyes, difficulty in breathing , extreme fatigue, headaches and migraines, impaired balance and dizziness, memory loss, lack of concentration, runny nose, sore throat, coughing, sinus problems, sleeping disorders, body pain, skin irritation, rashes and light sensitivity.
The best way to stay healthy when you have MCS is to keep away from the chemicals which may trigger reactions. Simply by avoiding exposure, sufferers will begin to experience dramatic health improvements.
The best action to take is to invest in an air cleaning system. Select an air purifier that has been designed to remove 99.97 % of airborne contaminants. Your system needs to be able to remove airborne gaseous molecules and particulate solids. A combination of a medical grade High Efficiency Particulate Arresting (HEPA) filter and activated carbon blends are highly effective at filtering Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), other chemical gases, organic and inorganic particulate solids. Additionally, this combination will remove smells and odors commonly associated with chemical sources.
These features and more come with the Austin Air HealthMate Plus. It is designed with a multilayered filtering system capable of removing the largest to smallest particulate matter both in gas and solid form.
MCS affects many of us and the sources that trigger our symptoms keeps on growing. You can protect yourself by removing the triggers in the air. Buy an air purifier, such as the Austin Air HealthMate Plus, that is specifically designed to cleanse the air of the Multiple Chemical Sensitivity airborne contaminates.