The term, Environmental Illness, is generally used to describe a number of mild to severe health responses to the environment, whether it be such things as: food, plants, animals, smoke, smog, chemicals or electromagnetic fields. Most people are familiar with allergies to our surroundings that can range from mild seasonal allergies to trees and grasses to severe anaphylaxis to peanuts. Many people even know how asthma is a closing of the airways that can be triggered by many different substances. Others may even experience or know someone who has negative, physical reactions to such things as cigarette smoke, diesel fumes, solvents, paints, bleach, strong perfumes or standing in the laundry isle too long. Even so, many seemed perplexed by the millions who also report various adverse health effects when being exposed to pesticides, new furniture, carpet or clothing, as well as lower levels of chemicals in cleaning products, perfumes, fragrances and everyday products. In fact, we often … [MORE]
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