Chemical Toxins, Heavy Metals & MCS

Chemical toxins from heavy metals and the environment can affect the body at a cellular level. The medical condition known as multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS) is a real condition where a person has a heightened sensitivity to chemicals.

Many people with it are called “dramatic” and told that these issues are just in their heads. They can become ill when exposed to a variety of chemicals, including chemical smells that people generally associate with new and clean. For instance, the chemicals used to give cars and furniture that “new” smell is quite toxic. 

Environmental chemical toxins MCS

It is healthier for MCS patients to purchases used items, including cars and furniture, to avoid the “new” smell. Otherwise, they may experience a relapse.

An MCS trigger can be as simple as cooking with a Teflon pan on high heat. The heat on the Teflon pan releases chemicals with the smoke into the air. In small or enclosed kitchens, the smoke dominates the air supply, causing physical and biological reactions. In some cases, the chemicals can also seep into the cooked food. MCS patients need to consider all the components that interact with them.

When there are imbalances in the nervous and immune system, the body waits for a trigger – chemicals can be one of them.


Biotoxins, chemical toxins, and heavy metals are neurotoxins that affect the nervous system and nerve tissue. They inhibit neuron communication across synapses and ion concentrations in cell membranes. If that sounds like a problem – it is. It can be a significant problem. Disruption in the nervous system can cause issues all over the body. 

Neurotoxins can confuse the entire body. The nervous system is the central processor of information, so once issues begin, it quickly affects the other bodily systems. The endocrine system is easily targeted in this process. All of its functions start to malfunction, including:

  • hormone and immune system regulation
  • upregulation of the pineal gland, hypothalamus and pituitary gland
  • inhibiting metabolic changes (KPU)
  • neuropsychiatric episodes