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What is Multiple Chemical Sensitivity?

Some people feel ill after inhaling even small amounts of airborne chemicals, for example from freshly printed papers, other people's use of fragranced products, detergents and exhaust fumes. The condition is often referred to as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) or Idiopathic Environmental Intolerance (IEI).

Frequently reported symptoms includes headache, extreme fatigue, concentration difficulties and mucosal and respiratory symptoms. Symptoms are generally attributed to previous chemical exposures and recur on subsequent exposures to the same or structurally unrelated chemicals. Avoiding exposure to potential symptom-eliciting chemical triggers is a characteristic coping response in affected individuals, which may include avoiding public places and transportation, restricting social activities and occupational changes. MCS or IEI may thus be associated with poor quality of life and in severe cases, social isolation and job loss.

 

Several possible pathophysiological models of MCS or IEI have been suggested to account for the symptoms, but the mechanisms are still poorly understood.

 

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The Research Centre is funded by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency and is a part of the Department of Dermato-Allergology at Copenhagen University Hospital, Gentofte