Sources of Chemical Sensitivity

If you need a quick reference guide on where you can identify sources of chemicals you may be sensitive to then we hope the following table is useful.

The following list is not exhaustive and some materials may have been updated in line with health and safety laws in the respective country of production or distribution. Some foods highlighted may be identified due to some farming production processes.

Aflotoxins

 a class of toxic compounds produced by certain moulds found in food

Formaldehyde

a colorless, flammable, strong-smelling chemical that is used in building materials and to produce many household products

Grains

Commonly in corn, rice and other cereal

Milk

from animals fed Aflotxin contaminated feed

Spices

Cocoa Bean

Nuts

Notably peanuts, almonds, hazlenuts and pistachios

Dried Fruit

Especially figs

Vegetable oils

Particle Board

and plywood

Disinfectant

Permanent Press Fabrics

Germicide

Vehicle Interiors

Paper product  coatings

Glue

Fungicide


Glutaraldehyde

A pungent colorless oily liquid, used to sterilise medical and dental equipment

Isocyanate

Chemicals used widely in the manufacture of flexible and rigid foams

Disenfectants

Anti-microbial treated water

Cosmetics 

Tanning agents

Dried Fruit

Especially figs

Vegetable oils

Polyurethane foams

Paints

Protective coatings 

on cement, wood, fiberglass, steel and aluminum

Insulation

Pesticides

Automobiles

Adhesives

Plastics


Benzene Ring Compounds

Bisphenol A

a synthetic organic compound used in the manufacture of epoxy resins and other polymers

Tobacco Smoke

Vehicle Exhaust

Paints

Detergents

Industrical Emissions

Glues

Furniture Wax

Petrol Pump Fumes

Plastic food/drink packaging 

Epoxies

Some dental sealants and composites

Compact Disc "CD"

Lacquer Coating

"Food cans, bottle caps, water supply pipes"

Thermal Paper

Till receipts, courier labels


Tetrabromobisphenol A

Tetrachlorethylene

Flame Retardent

Expoxies

Lighting fixtures

Furniture parts

Electronic circuit boards

Vehicles

Simulated marble floor tiles

Reinforced Glass Panels

Spot remover

Paint removers

Water repellants

Dry Cleaned - Clothes and Linen

Leather products

Adhesives

Paper coatings

Chlorinated Water


Parabens

Digested Parabens

Health and beauty products

Pharmaceuticals

Red Wine

Corn Syrup

Grains

Fish & Shell Fish

Dairy Products

Turkey Meat Products

Fruit Products


Heavy Metals

Mercury

Cigarette Smoke

Batteries

Cosmetics

Crystal Food and Beverage Containers

Vehicle Fumes

Paints, Inks, Varnishes

Blue or Red Porcelain

Some food sources

Dental Amalgams

Energy Efficient Light Bulbs

Thermometers

Mercurial Skin Creams

Shellfish and Fish

Especially large fish such Tuna, Marlin, Shark

Pesticides & Fungicides

Some medical devices

Some Paints (Especially Marine)