People with Multiple ChemicalBreathe Green Charcoal BagSensitivity (MCS) suffer from extreme sensitivity or reactions to a number of chemicals including perfume, household cleaning products, petrol, pesticides and many other ‘everyday’ things that could include paint, printer ink, dust and pollen. People are not born with MCS, it is usually brought on by intense exposure to toxic chemicals. Once you have MCS, it is almost as if you are allergic to your home, life can be really difficult. A must for anyone suffering from Multiple Chemical Sensitivity is an air purifier that is capable of filtering out volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other chemicals.
Symptoms of MCS are can be more severe than typical allergic reactions and include nausea, breathing difficulties, migraines, dizziness, panic attacks, difficulty in concentration and even chronic fatigue and seizures. Symptoms range from mild to severe and if you are one of the unfortunate ones that have really severe symptoms, it can make your life a misery.
MCS attacks can be triggered by a number of everyday household items. In most cases, cleaning products, perfumes and air fresheners will trigger an attack but in the most severe cases even carpets, plastics, the printed ink in a magazine and fabric softener can bring on symptoms in a sufferer. There are many safer alternatives MCS sufferers can switch to natural chemical free alternatives for cleaning and fragrancing their homes but it is difficult to avoid certain products that may cause triggers.
Using a room air purifier to remove chemicals is almost essential for any MCS sufferer. Certain air purifiers such as the IQAir GC Multigas are remarkable at filtering out the chemicals that trigger attacks. Even the plastic that it is made from does not emit anything that could trigger an MCS attack. Allerair and Austin also make air filters especially targeted to remove the triggers of MCS. No home with an MCS sufferer should be without an air cleaner. Depending on the size of your home, you may need multiple units. A room air purifier in your home will make the difference between being a sick prisoner in your own home and having a normal healthy life.