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    Posted by ff on 4/13/04

    Yeah, it says a lot. I've always said that as many
    individuals experience environmental illnesses, it's their
    first time of entering into other disciplines, fields of
    expertise, science, whatever. Each one of these individuals
    sounds nuts. In total, as a 'group' they discredit and
    destroy hope of credible, capable scientists ever gaining
    legitimate interest in the subject.

    Another complicating factor is that, as legitimate as it may
    be, only those that have experienced it can understand or
    believe it.

    Finally, it goes back to cause and effect, and the lack of any
    hope of immediate feedback. If people fell over dead every
    time they had an exposure (the same exposure), or fell over
    dead everytime thay walked into the same building, it would
    not be long before they concluded "something" was present and
    it will kill you. With MCS, mold, etc., most affected people
    look OK to everyone else, they're not falling over dead.

    Compare it to a severe automobile accident, and rolling he
    victim into the courtroom all mangled up, in traction, limbs
    missing, etc. Now that's something that can easily be seen -
    "Oh my God, look at that poor injured person, damn near dead"

    OK Mary, it's easy to see why an ambulance chaser could be all
    that's required to win big in PI cases.


    On 4/13/04, mary wrote:
    > Hey NPFMTWS:
    > Well I guess that says it all. Way more than you probably
    > think.
    > Mary
    > On 4/13/04, NosePlugs, FaceMask...the whole show!!! wrote:
    >> What bugs me is why do people tolerate misery when they
    >> can easily omit the toxic culprits contributing to their
    >> discomfort, and get it the hell out of their
    >> environment... EVERYONE'S environment?
    >> We've got a lot of horrendous scented products going
    >> around out there, and I don't know how ANYONE can stand to
    >> live with themselves wearing that junk! And these are the
    >> same people whining and complaining of their ails and
    >> running off to the doctors every week for a quick 'drug'
    >> fix. What the heck is wrong with everyone??? Don't we know
    >> these toxins are deadening our sense of smell? And that's
    >> why we no longer smell them, and think the air is great?
    >> And contradict those like myself who can smell it and
    >> describe the smell as being horrible? I'm sick and tired
    >> of being told I'm a lunatic, or I'm imagining things, or I
    >> should go see 'what's wrong with me' why I can't
    >> tolerate 'poisons?'
    >> I know a story of a guy ...we'll call him Harvey.
    >> Harvey was a big and strong dude, he ate his veggies every
    >> day, took every supplement there is, got out in the fresh
    >> air and sunshine to exercise for a hour a day, had no
    >> history of any disease in his family (great genes), and he
    >> was feeling 'fine' and frowned on people with MCS or just
    >> people who 'protect their sense of smell.'
    >> So despite the big talk on toxins, Harvey went on using
    >> his scented stuff free or worry, because he claims life is
    >> too short to worry! And it IS short if you don't worry and
    >> take charge of your environment before your environment
    >> takes claim of your health!!!
    >> It wasn't long and sure enough, Harvey's sense of smell
    >> was diminished. What happened was his olfactory nerves
    >> shut down from inhaling overpowering synthetic scents over
    >> a just a short period of time too. Being he couldn't smell
    >> it as us MCS'ers can, he continued to use it as though it
    >> wasn't even there. And you can't blame your ails on
    >> something you don't know is there, can you?
    >> Now, here's a college graduate like Harvey, little did he
    >> care to educate himself on was the fact that what you
    >> can't smell CAN harm you, and how to protect his sense of
    >> smell. So because Harvey is only a 'living thing' ...he
    >> develops a deadly disease from exposing himself freely and
    >> unknowingly to toxins ...and he's like 'what?'
    >> Still insisting that it has nothing to do with the
    >> environment, Harvey blames it on himself! How stupid, what
    >> a shame! If only he had seen the light earlier when other
    >> MCS'ers tried to warn him, rather than degrade them.
    >> BTW: This is a true story folks!!!

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