What is SHR?
The term sensory hyperreactivity (SHR) has only been used in the past ten years and involves sensitivity to scents and chemicals with symptoms localized mainly to the eyes and respiratory tract.
SHR is easy to confuse with asthma and allergies which can lead to inaccurate information and medication.
Approximately one-third of the adult population experience some form of discomfort triggered by scents and chemicals.
Approximately six percent of the adult population is estimated to have diagnosed SHR and 70 percent of them are women.
Research shows that the use of scented and fragrance added substances steadily increasing.
Eva Millqvist, professor and consultant at Sahlgrenska University Hospital.