When you are continuously exposed to substances or toxins in your environment that makes you sick, an environmental illness can occur. An environmental illness can arise from your workplace, home, or even from a place that you often frequent. The person’s environment triggers this illness, and sufferers often experience allergies and become sensitive to chemicals and other substances. These environmental triggers can include mold, dust, pollen, dander, cosmetics, fragrances, smoke, certain foods, heavy metal exposure, asbestos, radiological exposure, and chemical cleaners.
What Can Cause an Environmental Illness?
A few examples of types of chemicals that can cause an environmental illness include:
Unsafe drinking water– Water that is polluted with substances could cause cancer, allergies, and other issues.
Carbon monoxide– A leaking furnace could be the reason for your headaches and flu-like symptoms.
Building materials– Materials used in new buildings can cause rashes, nausea, and other problems in men and women.
Cigarettes– The chemicals found in cigarettes are known to cause the most cases of lung cancer and several other serious health conditions.
What are the Symptoms of Environmental Illness Toxicity?
Symptoms can vary since it depends on what is causing the illness. Symptoms can range from mild to debilitating, and may include:
• Skin rash
• Difficulty breathing
• Flu-like symptoms
• Muscle aches
• Memory loss
• Hormone dysfunction
• Mood changes
Treatment will depend on what is causing the illness and your symptoms. Nonetheless, it is necessary to remove the culprit(s) that are toxic to help prevent further health complications. If you suspect your environment is making you sick, keep a journal of your symptoms, and get some help. At The Salerno Center, our team can come up with a comprehensive environmental illness plan that is tailored to your specific needs. Contact us or click here to learn more about environmental illness therapy.