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Environmental diseases


Environmental diseases

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The term “environmental diseases” refers to diseases that have been shown to be promoted, triggered or maintained by specific environmental factors. Many diseases are associated with environmental factors. Some can occur without these influences (e.g. migraines), while others arise solely from external factors (e.g. pollen allergies). 


Our daily lives bring us into contact with a variety of toxic substances. Pesticides are contained in many agricultural products, and foods contain numerous additives such as flavors, colors and preservatives. Cosmetics and care products can also contain toxic ingredients. We even find chemicals in the air we breathe, such as solvents from paint and other furnishings.


A person's ability to detoxify depends heavily on their genetic factors. Some people are better at breaking down toxins than others, based on genetic variations in enzymes involved in detoxification. These genetic differences may cause some people to be more sensitive to environmental toxins and have a higher risk of health problems.

Environmental Diseases

Causes of environmental diseases

Environmental diseases are, as the name suggests, caused by various environmental factors. These factors can be roughly divided into biological, chemical and physical influences. These “trigger effects” can trigger one or more environmental diseases.

Biological environmental factors

Biological environmental factors include pathogens that can colonize under certain conditions, as well as allergens such as pollen and ticks. Mold and pathogenic germs can spread under unfavorable environmental conditions. Another aspect is introduced poisonous plants from tropical regions.

Chemical environmental factors

Chemical environmental factors include environmental toxins such as arsenic, lead, chromium, pesticides, mercury and radioactive particles. In addition, synthetic compounds enter the environment through products such as cosmetics, medicines and detergents and accumulate there. Air pollutants such as nitrogen oxides and particulate matter, as well as construction-related pollutants such as asbestos and polychlorinated biphenyls, also contribute to environmental diseases.

Physical environmental factors

Physical environmental factors include radioactive radiation, infrasound, noise, UV radiation and electromagnetic fields. These factors can also cause health problems.

Examples of environmental diseases


Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) is a medical term for increased sensitivity to various chemical substances that would not normally cause health problems at low concentrations. This sensitivity leads to symptoms that can manifest in various organ and systemic systems of the body. It is important to know that these symptoms occur when levels of these chemical substances are well below levels considered harmful to most people. In addition, in people with MCS, the body's ability to detoxify is impaired.


In the past, MCS has often been associated with psychosomatic elements. This may be because neuropsychological symptoms are often prominent and because women are more commonly affected by MCS (for various reasons). Unfortunately, this has led to some stigmatization of women suffering from MCS, and their complaints have often not been taken seriously.


Environmental diseases are now being intensively discussed and researched worldwide and those affected are taken seriously in their suffering.

There are also other illnesses that can occur as environmental illnesses, including: 




Autoimmune diseases

high blood pressure

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)

intestinal inflammation


multiple sclerosis


However, this is just a list of common environmental diseases, as there are many others that are linked to environmental factors.


Environmental toxins can cause different symptoms and health consequences, depending on the type of toxin and the exposure time (how long one was exposed to the toxin). Here are some common symptoms:

Respiratory problems

Some environmental toxins, such as air pollutants and smoke, can cause respiratory problems such as coughing, shortness of breath and asthma.

Skin problems

Exposure to certain chemicals or pollutants may cause skin irritation, rashes or dermatitis.

Gastrointestinal complaints 

Ingesting contaminated water or food can cause gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

Headache and dizziness 

Some toxins can cause neurological symptoms such as headaches, dizziness and confusion.

Reproductive problems

Some environmental toxins can affect fertility and cause reproductive problems.

Allergic reaction

Some people may develop allergic reactions to certain environmental toxins.

Long-term exposure to environmental toxins can cause significant health problems, including Cancer, organ failureandserious neurological disorders.


Other long-term consequences can include:




sleep disorders

Metabolic diseases (leaky gut syndrome)


It is important to note that the symptoms and consequences of environmental toxins can vary depending on individual sensitivity as well as ability to detoxify, length of exposure, and type of toxin. 

Long-term health consequences

Treatment of environmental diseases

The treatment of environmental diseases is very individual as the triggers and symptoms can vary from person to person. Some approaches are listed below:

Avoiding triggers

The first step in managing environmental illnesses is to identify triggers and minimize exposure to them. This may mean removing or avoiding certain foods, chemicals, fragrances, or other substances from the immediate environment.

Environmental control

Improving air quality in your home and work environment can help reduce symptoms. This may include removing sources of pollution, using air purifiers, and improving ventilation.


A well-thought-out diet can help control symptoms. A nutritionist can help you create a diet tailored to your specific intolerances.

Supportive therapy

Some patients benefit from supportive therapy approaches aimed at relieving symptoms. This includes the use of pain relievers, antihistamines, or other medications that may be prescribed depending on individual needs.

Psychological support

Since environmental illnesses are often associated with psychological stress, support from a psychologist or psychiatrist can be helpful in dealing with the emotional challenges of the illness.


INUSpherese® therapy is an advanced method for purifying blood plasma, also known as environmental apheresis. By using intelligent filter systems, INUSpherese® offers an individually adapted detoxification method that is also gentle on the patients.


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INUSpherese® for environmental diseases

INUSpheresis® aims to strengthen the immune system and support the body's own self-healing powers. This is done by clearing the blood plasma of harmful substances, such as pathogens and environmental toxins, which normally stress the immune system and can severely impact overall health.


The use of INUSpheresis® is particularly relevant for people who suffer from chronic inflammation, autoimmune diseases or environmental stress. This therapy can help to significantly improve the quality of life of these patients.


It is advisable to work with a specialized medical professional who will help develop a tailored treatment strategy and find the optimal solution for the individual situation.


As a certified INUSpheresis® center, ELLANN® specializes in the treatment of environmental diseases and offers you professional support from diagnosis to therapy and subsequent prevention.

Find out more about this under Treatment or arrange a personal consultation.

Blood wash

The method of therapeutic apharesis has been mentioned in over 21,000 scientific studies (PubMed, January 2021). Also the therapy concept

The German Environmental Study on Health, also abbreviated as GerES, is a comprehensive study of the pollution levels of the population in Germany. This study has been carried out at regular intervals by the Federal Environment Agency since 1985.


GerES VI (2023–2024): Research teams are currently collecting current data on the environmental impact of the adult population across Germany on behalf of the UBA. The teams visit the participants at home and collect urine and blood samples, conduct interviews and take samples of, among other things, drinking water, house dust and indoor air. For more information, see the followinglink.

INUSpherese® is described in numerous publications. We have put together a selection of current articles and scientific studies for you: 

German environmental study

Study situation

The effects of environmental toxins on health are being intensively discussed and researched by scientists around the world. There are numerous publications that...Google Scholar orPubmed can be found.


We regularly provide you with particularly interesting information under Studies and News.

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  • ⎯⎯•  Allergies

    ⎯⎯•  Lyme disease

    ⎯⎯•  Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)

    ⎯⎯•  Chronic hepatitis C

    ⎯⎯•  Hashimoto

    ⎯⎯•  Hyperlipidemia

    ⎯⎯•  Crohn's disease

    ⎯⎯•  multiple sclerosis

    ⎯⎯•  Multiple Chemical Hyper-

                sensitivity syndrome (MCS)

    ⎯⎯•  Parkinson's

    ⎯⎯•  Post-COVID syndrome

    ⎯⎯•  Post-vac syndrome

    ⎯⎯•  Rheumatism (chronic inflammatory)

    ⎯⎯•  Heavy metal poisoning

    ⎯⎯•  and more

  • INUSpheresis® was developed to remove a variety of disease-promoting substances and toxic substances from the blood. These include environmental toxins, heavy metals, allergens, metabolic products, inflammatory messengers, infection toxins and harmful proteins. Specially developed filters make it possible to specifically filter out these pollutants while preserving healthy components of the blood. INUSpherese® does not affect your vaccination protection because antibodies and immune cells that are responsible for your vaccination protection are preserved. This makes INUSpheresis® an extremely effective method for cleaning blood plasma and supporting general well-being and health.

  • INUSpheresis® is not a conventional blood wash or plasma exchange method. It is also not dialysis, in which urinary substances are filtered out. INUSpheresis® is characterized by the targeted removal of harmful substances, while essential and healthy components of your blood remain untouched. This includes vital electrolytes, proteins, nutrients, blood cells and antibodies. The use of specially developed filters ensures that only pathogenic contamination is removed during the treatment. This makes the treatment particularly gentle and generally very well tolerated. 

  • The number of INUSpherese® treatments required depends on your individual health status and health goals. A basic cycle of two treatments within 48 hours is recommended. For more intensive needs, such as extensive heavy metal elimination or complex clinical pictures, a third and even fourth treatment session every 6 to 7 weeks can make sense. Your personal treatment plan will be drawn up by our doctors after a detailed consultation.

  • An INUSpherese® therapy, which consists of two treatments, accompanying infusion concepts and a preparatory medical consultation, is usually priced between €5,400 and €5,700. This cost information is intended to serve as a rough guide, as the exact investment can vary depending on your individual health condition and any additional therapy options. As part of the therapy planning, you will receive detailed advice and a detailed cost overview that is individually tailored to your health goals.

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