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    Post: Blood-brain barrier

    Posted by Liz on 8/28/03

    Chemical Injury Info Network(CIIN) says one of the causes of chemical sensitivity(low level toxicity not allergy) is damage to the blood-brain barrier. The definition according to Health Effects of Toxic Substances by M.J.Malachowski is "a barrier composed of capillary endothelial cells and the processes of astrcytes that prevents or limits the free passage of substances in the blood from entrance to the CNS" Damage to the blood-brain barrier makes so much sense.I've been reading everything I can even an old medical book at home was so telling.I don't think neurologist can see this on current brain scans. Still searching if it's like alzheimers and info only when dead. But, I asked a doctor(gp) if the barrier was damaged ould that help you understand cs better(he thought it was an allergy &or anxiety disorder ) and he said yes it would make a difference. Anyone have any info bec I think this would help us with credibility.

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