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Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), also known as idiopathic environmental intolerance (IEI), is common in people with fibromyalgia. Some researchers believe they are all part of a family of illnesses, which some have called “functional somatic syndromes” or “environmental illness.” A term now gaining prominence is “central sensitivity syndromes.”
In central sensitivity syndromes, the central nervous system becomes hyper-responsive to certain stimuli. Those stimuli can include pain, temperature, light, and, especially in the case of MCS, chemicals.
Someone with MCS has negative reactions to even small amounts of chemical substances in their environment. While chemicals can make just about anyone sick if they’re at high-enough levels, in MCS, even low amounts lead to symptoms.
Common problem substances include:
- Fragrances, such as in cleaning products, perfumes, candles, and hygiene products,
- Cigarette smoke,
- Paint fumes,
- Gasoline fumes,
- Industrial chemicals,
- Chemicals in tap water; and
Chemicals and dyes in clothing.
Some of these things trigger symptoms with their smells or upon physical contact, while others must be ingested. Not everyone with MCS is sensitive to the same things: one person may be unable to be in the room with someone smoking or wearing scented lotion, but be fine at the gas station; meanwhile, someone else can handle hygiene-product fragrances but gets sick around pesticides and cleaning products.
Someone else may have problems with all of those things.
Fuzzy Logic USA sell pure (no chemical dyes or treatment) organic clothing and accessories. NOT all organic products are created equal. Many use organic materials then go on to use harsh chemicals and colorants to make them look pretty. Unfortunately, people with fibro and other skin sensitivities can suffer from allergic reactions.
The urban lifestyle and the many chemicals and electromagnetic fields to which we are subjected daily have grown, exponentially.
Currently, there are millions of affected peoples with different pathologies triggered to chemical smells, people that feel discomfort when they use certain clothing or are close to low frequency electromagnetic fields. MCS has been recognized for a couple of decades, but it’s still a fairly controversial diagnosis. It’s also an illness that’s gone through multiple names. Along with environmental illness, it’s been called chemical injury or chemical sensitivity.
It is known that there is a direct relationship between fibro, MCS and electrosensitivity (extreme sensitivity to magnetic fields). Organic Cotton Colours have become aware, through the direct testimony of people affected, of the use of their products as a palliative measure. The absolute lack of chemicals in their clothes during the entire process, the refusal to use dyes and the extreme care in the making, have become an instrument facilitating the daily life of a increasingly high percentage of the population.
It’s 25 years of experience and dedication to customers, hundreds of testimonies from concerned associations, naturalists, clinics. Organic Cotton Colours wants to serve as a support platform for a more sustainable lifestyle, healthy and natural.
We don’t have any drugs or medical treatments for MCS in general. However, some people may have success with treatments aimed at specific sensitivities.
The primary way to manage MCS is to avoid the things that make you sick. Fuzzy Logic USA is providing a way for you to avoid chemicals and dyes.