By Cynthia Sillars
This can make you very sick. How much more clearly can I state this. TOXIC CHEMICALS MAKE YOU SICK!
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity is a poorly recognised condition, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist, it just means its slipped below the radar for most health conscious people. It can be triggered by a single large exposure or repeated exposure to low doses, which have a cumulative effect. The low dose cumulative effect can be from exposure to the cornucopia of chemicals in everyday products around the home AND IN THE GARDEN, or paints, paint strippers or wood preservatives. If you are already compromised by, for example, a Candida overgrowth, or nutrient deficiency, or a poor functioning endocrine system, then you are massively susceptible to the detrimental health effects of toxins.
How do you absorb them? One easy way to unknowingly absorb chemicals is to wash with a petro-chemical concoction like the average shower gel, shampoo or conditioners. Or use make-up with some of the following. I've only highlighted those beginning with the letter 'P' but the rest of the alphabet has as many again! Too many to list here!
Parabens: petro-chemicals, implicated in a multitude of health problems, estrogenic, cancer causing, allergenic, found in breast tissue, possibly, stored in fat cells.
Petroleum: (petrolatum, mineral oils, vaseline) acne producing, may be carcinogenic, causes long term dry skin, respiratory toxin.
Phthalates: such as dibutyl phthalate (DPB). Not necessarily mentioned on a label, look out for those convenient, squeezable plastics and by all means, don’t heat them! Reproductive toxins, birth defects of the male reproductive system, carcinogens, mutation agents, stored in fat cells.
Propylene glycol: easily absorbed petrochemical solvent that causes contact dermatitis, skin irritations, acne and allergies.