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06 June 2012

What is multiple chemical sensitivity?

“Multiple chemical sensitivity” means that a person is hypersensitive to chemicals in the environment. The condition is associated with chronic flu-like or allergy-like symptoms

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“Multiple chemical sensitivity” means that a person is hypersensitive to chemicals in the environment.

The condition is associated with various chronic ‘flu-like or allergy-like symptoms, as a result of exposure to chemical levels that are below those known to normally harm health.

Multiple chemical sensitivity is a highly controversial issue; many medical experts feel that evidence to prove its existence is still insufficient.

- Olivia Rose-Innes, EnviroHealth Editor, Health24, April 2012

 
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