Re: chemical irritant asthma
Posted by nell on 3/04/03
On 3/04/03, Pat wrote:
> In a highly respected MCS documentary, William J. Meggs,
> M.D. discussed the data on asthma and its relationship to
> Apparently, there is a new type of asthma, which most MCS
> sufferers have. This type is known as chemical irritant
> This type of asthma works as follows: When certain chemicals
> (typically solvents and perfumes) are inhaled they bind to
> the neurons in the airways and produce inflammation, which
> leads to an asthma attack.
> Many MCS sufferers actually die as a result of this type of
> asthma, so this data should not be taken lightly.
> I have not fully researched the data on this form of asthma
> but I will gladly answer any questions I can,
> ~ Pat
The plant where my husband worked had a number of asthma
victims. As a matter of fact the whole town suffers from
asthma. The plant was using powdered formaldehyde and the
waste was being burned off in the incinerators (air bourn).
When I asked the asthma rate at the health unit in this town,
the response was "we quit counting". To date, nobody has
done anything about it. What a devastating price to protect
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