Di­eta deals with strug­gle against chem­i­cal sen­si­tiv­i­ties

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

THERE was a time when Di­eta Sal­is­bury would have trou­ble walk­ing af­ter a visit to the hair­dressers.

“It took a long time to fig­ure out what was caus­ing it, but I had de­vel­oped mul­ti­ple chem­i­cal sen­si­tiv­i­ties,” she said.

Although there was no way to tell what trig­gered her out­break of al­ler­gies, she thought it might have started af­ter over-ex­pos­ing her­self to oven cleaner.

“I have been told that one in­ci­dent when you are over-ex­posed can trig­ger other sen­si­tiv­i­ties,” she said.

“I also had a leak­ing ap­pen­dix and they say when you are toxic in­side your body, you can only tol­er­ate so much.

“There was even a time when they said I might not be able to stay living on a farm.”

While a spray of Lynx de­odor­ant used to have Mrs Sal­is­bury strug­gling to breathe, and she did have to move off the farm when she was at her sick­est, she has learned to get by.

Now when Mrs Sal­is­bury’s hus­band Russ is spray­ing crops she shuts all win­dows to the house and puts the air con­di­tioner on, and he showers and washes all his clothes in the shed be­fore com­ing home.

And in­stead of us­ing a range of dif­fer­ent house­hold clean­ers, Mrs Sal­is­bury gets by with soap and wa­ter.

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