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    Re: Hey Pat: About nitric oxide & CO

    Posted by FF on 4/29/03


    Referencing your post below, would you please provide an example of:
    1.) A place that reeks of credibility
    2.) A place that does not reek of credibility
    3.) A place that is in the middle, if such a place exists.

    This is of course, assuming you are referring to SCIENCE.



    On 4/29/03, Mary wrote:
    > Pat:
    > I'm glad you mentioned the CO thing. I see references to CO from time
    > to time at some of the mcs sites, and had not understood the alleged
    > connection. And, you know, most of those places do not reek of
    > credibility, so it is easy to be dismissive of whatever might be
    > available there.
    > In fact, as kind of a sidebar discussion, I think the whole mcs
    > discussion suffers from what I will just call the 'wacko' look and
    > feel to most of these 'information' sites. Most are undermining any
    > credibility they might hope to achieve via the inclusion of weird
    > products and fees for referrals and such. Just an
    > observation/impression.
    > I'm going someplace warm for a few days. Far from the cold (eh). Time
    > to warm up Mary.
    > Best Regards,
    > Mary
    > On 4/29/03, Pat wrote:
    >> Hey, how r ya?
    >> That is a good question and at present I'm not sure. I think more
    >> research should take place before any conclusions are drawn.
    >> The data on MCS's origins and mechanisms is overwhelming. For
    > example,
    >> Albert Donnay has a competing theory a CO poisoning as a cause of
    >> chemical sensitivity. Excessive levels of CO will increase levels of
    >> NO via iNOS. "Marty?s theory is just one little slice of what CO
    >> poisoning does to people", said Donnay,
    >> Interestingly, stresses of all kind (emotional, chemical, etc)
    >> increase CO levels via HO-1. This could explain why emotional stress
    >> often heightens sensitivity in sufferers.
    >> However, the genetic data point more to a NO etiology. I think the
    > two
    >> work together to certain degrees depending on the case.
    >> The NO/CO pathways should definitely be the focus of research.
    >> I think that until more data are collected, the answer to your
    >> question would have to be speculative and I don't like speculation.
    >> Take care,
    >> ~ Pat

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