Re: chemical irritant asthma
Posted by Pat on 3/06/03
I am not a doctor, though I wouldn't necessarily say I am a layperson.
I am a (partly) recovered MCS sufferer (I can go out frequently
without getting sick now) who has done a lot of research. I also have
many, many medical connections.
The comments I made in this thread were based on a documentary titled
"Multiple Chemical Sensitivity[:] How Chemical Exposures may be
Affecting your health" directed by Alison Johnson. It's quite an
impressive video: Speakers include, Meggs, Ashford, Miller, Ross, and
Heuser. The ALA and AMA both state that perfumes are triggers of
I just received an email from The American College Allergy, Asthma,
and Immunology. Here is what it says: "The Editor-in-Chief of the
Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology has requested that you send
to him an abstract by e-mail and he can review it to determine if that
is something the Annals would be interested it ["in" I assume]."
They are known to be skeptical of MCS so I am going to refer them to
the literature that they have not reviewed. Afterwards I plan on
contacting other skeptical authorities.
At any rate, a person's case does not depend on his or her position as
some sort of an authority, but rather on the merit of the arguments.
But seeing as how I have reviewed quite a lot of medical literature,
have first hand experience with MCS (I have had reactions to chemicals
I didn't know were there, but foundo out later), and many medical
connections, I am not someone who should be dismissed. And as I have
said before, if you know of any errors I've made, please correct me. I
don't want to hold false knowledge.
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