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Subject: Latest Healthcare News From Around the World.


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Date Posted: 22:05:30 01/16/07 Tue

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Date Posted: 21:34:09 01/09/07 Tue

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Subject: Health Articles


Author:
Mark Lewis
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Date Posted: 21:33:34 01/09/07 Tue

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Date Posted: 21:32:17 01/09/07 Tue

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Subject: Mainstream Medicine's Recognition of Chemical Sensitivity


Author:
Patrick Anthony Pontillo
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Date Posted: 19:37:05 03/01/05 Tue

People, mainstream medicine has long since recognized the phenomenon of "sensitization", extending its definition to: 1] metal dusts, 2] organic dusts, 3a] irritant gases, and to 3b] other chemicals.

Likewise, mainstream medical science has long since recognized the phenomenon of "Hypersensitivity to Chemicals." In as much, a sample list is provided immediately below, consisting in chemicals and chemical-bearing agents already recognized as "triggers" of adverse reactivity to susceptible persons, when encountered by such persons at low-to-moderate levels:

1] Red Cedar, 2] Alkyl Resins, 3] Acetaminophen, 4] Pine, 5] Oil of Wintergreen, 6] Tanned Leather, 7] Ramin Wood, 8] Volatile Organic Compounds, 9] Kerosene Heater Emissions (even at nontoxic levels), 10] FD&C Yellow #5, 11] Tulip,
12] Diesel Exhausts (even below emission standard limits), 13] Isocyanates, 14] Glutaraldehyde, 15] Peruvian Lily, 16] Quinine Solutions, 17] Environmental Tobacco Smoke, & 18] merely the scent of wine preserved with sulfur dioxide.

The AMA & AAAAI merely declined to assign a medical code number to the particular diagnostic title, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. And this was because MCS is too vague and non-case-specific of a phrase. The AAAAI did not state that MCS is not real. The AAAAI instead stated that more research was needed to be done on MCS. And the compilation of research-results would logically be for the purpose of seeking to find if there can be formed a methodical "case definition" to MCS that also has a "predictive" feature to it. All in all, even though the AMA & AAAAI declined to recognize the name of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, they none-the-less continued to recognize the reality of Sensitivity to Chemicals.

Mainstream medical science has already recognized Chemical Sensitivity, "in case-specific form." And this is illustrated in the following list of "medically accepted" diagnostic titles which are simply forms of Chemical Sensitivity:

1a] Irritant-induced Asthma.
1b] Occupational Asthma due to low molecular weight agents.
02] Chemical Worker's Lung.
03] Extrinsic Allergic Alveolitis (chemically-induced).
4a] Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome (RADS).
4b] Reactive Upper Airway Dysfunction Syndrome (RUDS).
05] Phthalic Anhydride Hypersensitivity.
06] Acute Generalized Exanthematous Putulosi.
7a] Occupational Contact Dermatitis.
7b] Chronic Actinic Dermatitis.
08] Aspirin Sensitivity.
09] Acetaminophen Intolerance.
10] Ramin Wood Alergy.
11] Red Cedar Allergy.
12] Peruvian Lily Allergy (same chemical allergen as tulip).
13] Stevens-Johnson Syndrome.
and
14] even the Merck Manual recognizes Sick Building Syndrome.

Moreover, mainstream medicine has long since recognized the predominately work-related chemical injury diagnoses of:

1] Chemically-induced Hepatitis, and 2] Chemically-induced Aplastic Anemia (bone marrow suppression).

Now, as far as goes the title, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, the following licensed & accredited entities, in their Occupational & Environmental Medicine Programs, recognize Multiple Chemical Sensitivity by name:

1] Johns Hopkins
2] Mt. Sinai
3] Yale
4] Cambridge Hospital (affiliate of Harvard Med. School)
5] Northeast Specialty Hospital (also a Harvard affiliate)
6] Marshall University
7] University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
8] Central New York Occupational Health Clinical Center
9] HealthPartners Regions Hospital, MN, (NIOSH affiliate)

Plus, there is the technologically advanced Nation of Germany which coded MCS as an "allergic condition", as well as a number of board certified and licensed physicians who recognize MCS, also.

Likewise, the following is a sample list of licensed & accredited entities who, in their Occupational & Environmental Medicine Programs, each recognize Sick Building Syndrome by name:

1] The University of Pittsburgh (home of the polio vaccine & first liver transplant)
2] The University of Illinois at Chicago
3] Iowa University
4] University of California at Davis
5] Ctr for Occupational & Environmental Med. (Long Island)
6] Presbyterian Occupational Medicine Clinic (Albuquerque)
7] National Jewish Ctr for Immun. & Respir. Med. (Denver)
8] Wayne State University (Detroit)
9] University of Washington Harborview Medical Center

The ones who recognize "Building-related Illness" include:

1] The University of Maryland
2] The University of Cincinnati
3] Boston Medical Center

Now, have you noticed that the anti-MCS propaganda machine, in its most frequently circulated literature, ever-so-conveniently omitted mention of the fact that Chemical Sensitivity also includes "medically determinable" ASTHMA; as in the very physiological finding of 'failing the arterial blood gases test?' The same propaganda lobby also failed to mention the following medical findings which happen to have been found in the chemically sensitive:

01] The very physiological finding of turbinate hypertrophy.
02] Other findings of fiberoptic rhinolarynscopic exams.
03] interstitial inflammation. (in chest x-rays).
04] erythema (even internal).
05] visible & measurable wheals in skin testing.
6a] "the desquamation of the respiratory epithelium."
6b] "permeability of epithelial cell junctions."
(see: J Toxicol Clin Toxicol. 1996;34(4):383-96).
07] decrease in "P300 auditory" during challenge testing.
08] elevated alanine aminotransferase (as in liver damage).
09] overproduction of leukotrienes, such as LTD4.
10] hyperactive conjugations and deficient conjugations.
11] enzyme QPon-1 deficiency, and that of a few others.
12] dermatitis.
13] hives.
14] IgG mediated reactions (as in delayed reactivity).
15] The production of N-acetyl-benzoquinoneimine in excess of the mercapturate that neutralizes it, as in Acetaminophen Intolerance and the overlapping intolerance of any other "cytochrome P450 inducer".
16] Let's not forgot: failing the Arterial Blood Gases Test.

The anti-MCS propaganda machine has had a way of enumerating alleged or real MCS symptoms in such a way as to make MCS look ridiculous and inconsequential. And of course, in its most frequently circulated propaganda, the anti-MCS lobby ever-so-coincidentally omitted mention that the following symptoms were also those of Chemical Sensitivity sufferers:

1] Profuse dry heaving.
2] Blacking-out.
3] Central sleep apnea (breathing stops during sleep).
4] Uncontrollable cramping scenarios at back of neck, etc.
5] Headaches so assaulting that the cheekbones and temples feel bruised even the day after a headache has subsided.

Now, the anti-MCS lobby asserts that the MCS diagnosis should be declared malpractice, because the diagnosis addresses multiple body systems, instead of merely one, and because it attributes a wide range of multiple symptoms to it. Thus, because of this multiplcity factor, MCS should be judged as non-existant, according to the anti-MCS lobby.

The hypocrisy of this assertion consists in the fact that Carbon Monoxide Poisoning also addresses multiple body systems, and it has attached to it a very large number of symptoms, including that of psychotic scenarios in some victims. So too is this the case in Aspirin/Salicylate Sensitivity scenarios. Therefore, to declare MCS erroneous, on account of its multiply factor, is to also declare that Carbon Monoxide Poisoning doesn't exist, either.

Note that any symptom list can be exaggerated in number, via the "redundancy technique", by which four ways to describe the same one symptom are counted as four instead of one.

Moreover, no one MCS sufferer has all of the symptoms listed in any genuine or invalid MCS symptom list. Each sufferer only endures a subset thereof.

Likewise, no one MCS sufferer is "allergic" to everything. If this were the case, then no MCS sufferer could live in even an "allergy-free" living quarter, such as in a beach house along the Carolina Coastline, where this message is being written, and where its writer is not being tormented by chemical-bearing triggers/irritants/allergens; whereas its writer is one who is:

1] no stranger to alkaline concrete dust clouds in small concrete boxes, while simultaneously inhaling the fumes of a target saw emitting burning oil, and only concerning himself with preventing the saw from buckling and hitting in the face; the saw he can't see through the gray alkaline cloud.

2] no stranger to sewer fumes while in or around manholes, during borough renovation projects, where within each, a person can detect smells likened to that of restaurant dishwasher fumes, dry-cleaner fumes, and even fabric softener fumes, depending on the area.

3] no stranger to a repertoire of solvents and acids, from xylene to muriatic acid, and all points in between.

4] no stranger to formaldehyde-treated drywall and the dust that covers you white.

5] no stranger to the layers of soit in the rafters of a historical renovation site, and the dust that covers you pitch black.

6] no stranger to asphalt fumes.

7] no stranger to heavy equipment fumes.

8] and no stranger to falling asleep on a floor while reaking of asphalt fumes or heavy equipment fuel fumes, thinking that he was only going to take an hour-long nap before a shower, only to find himself waking up at 4:00 AM, inhaling the fumes all along. (Or falling asleep at an interstate rest stop shortly after work, so as not to fall asleep at the wheel, in the small cab of his pickup truck, with the windows closed during autumn and winter).

7] and no stranger to the fact that no inspector ever told him to wear a respirator.

8] and no stranger to a long-term carbon monoxide exposure scenario whose narration thereof ended up in federal court documents, in a case that was settled out of court.

Now, the point to mentioning this is that the anti-MCS propaganda machine asserted that "allergy-free" living quarters are of no avail to Chemical Sensitivity sufferers. I testify that this is a falsehood. "Allergy-free" living quarters are most certainly necessary. Of course, if the "allergy-free" living space involves newly installed formaldehyde-treated drywall, then you have a situation where it is NOT an allergy-free living quarter, though you might think that it is.

This brings us to another assertion used by the anti-MCS propaganda machine. And of course, it concerns the fact that the most necessary thing for a Chemical Sensitivity sufferer to observe is the practice of AVOIDANCE; that of avoiding all chemical-bearing 'triggers' that torment the Chemical Sensitivity sufferer. And of course, certain Anti-MCS lobbyists, calling themselves "medical journalists," assert that Avoidance is detrimental, "nonsense", "hogwash", etc. Of course, they assert that MCS is solely a process of mental illness, instead of a physiological process, likened to that of an allergic condition.

Well, the AMA, AAAAI, and American Lung Association all recognize Chemical Sensitivity, as it applies to the ASTHMA symptom. And all of those mainstream associations advocate the practice of AVOIDANCE. (By the way, Irritant-induced Dermatitis and all Aspirin Sensitivity symptoms are recognized, also). Anyway, the following mainstream medical websites prove that mainstream medicine recognizes Chemical Sensitivity, at least as it applies to the ASTHMA symptom, while simultaneously advocating AVOIDANCE. And needless to say, each association enumeerates the exact same chemical-bearing triggers that MCS sufferers have long since been avoiding, out of instinct. Thus, the anti-MCS lobbyists proved themselves to be the real quacks, willing to pursuade, yet declining to teach, and speaking contrary to mainstream medicine. Note: one of the reference sources posted immediately below is an excerpt of the Merck Manual.

AMA Report 4 of the Council on Scientific Affairs (A-98), found at http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/13603.html

The other mainstream sources are:

http://dbapps.ama-assn.org/aps/asthma/manage.htm

http://www.aaaai.org/patients/publications/publicedmat/tips/asthmatriggersandmgmt.stm

http://lungusa.org/site/apps/s/content.asp?c=dvLUK9O0E&b=34706&ct=67442

http://www.merck.com/mmhe/sec04/ch044a.html

The following is basically an insert for those who arre reasonable familiar with anti-MCS propaganda:

1] Keep in mind that there is such a thing as a negating effect in 'exposure-redundancy', when done within the constraints of a short amount of clinical test time. A duly aged 20-patient-test, often cited by the anti-MCS lobby, was subjective. And the lobby condemns all subjectivity, except of course, when it serves their blatant and self-evident objective. All in all, when a Chemical Sensitivity sufferer is blitzed with one irritant, he/she is not going to be a Sherlock Holmes with any further irritant sprayed in his/her test chamber, on the subjective basis, in the very near future. Now, quantitative physiological test findings, in the same time span, is a different matter. By the way, if the "fresh air" used in that test came from an aerosol can, then the chemical-bearing propellants needed to have been regarded. Without the propellants, no air gets sprayed.

2] The same lobby cited a 1986 test that did not test for that which the 21st Century would. MCS was an emergent illness at that time. That 1986 test is a dinosaur test. Everyone was searching in the dark at that time. It is now the year 2005.

3]The third major clinical test concerned food allergens, and not chemical irritants. And concerning the anti-MCS lobby's purpose for inserting it into their propaganda, as far as I understand, it is now the 21st Century, and skin testing is measured by visible and measurable wheals.

4] Concerning the allegations of "simple psychological depression", if you are treated ruthlessly and slanderously, you are logically going to be sad or upset, at least at the initial stages. In fact, if you are not sad in such a case, then there is a mental illness involved.

5] By the way, concerning the credibility of the psychiatric/psychology world, it has lost its credibility in the nationwide predator priest scandal. The world of psychiatry/psychology gave life-destroying predator priests clean bills of health, so that they could return to the scenes of their crimes. Yet the same the world declared Multiple Chemical Sensitivity sufferers mentally ill and nothing more. And then there is the Ritalin Scandal, in repetitively declaring mentally ill mere children who, a few years ago, would be called nothing more than "fidgity kids". All in all, a tree is known by its fruits. The psychiatric/psychologist world is backward and upside down. It must prove itself to us. We do not have to prove ourselves to it. It already lost its credibility.

At this point, let's think Philosophy, instead of lab coats and clipboards. Let's think "Wisdom & the Reason Why." Let's consider a lesson which comes from human experience. In as much, there is a very common-sensed logic that supports the validity of the Chemical Sensitivity medical condition. That is this:

Experience has shown that every physical thing on earth, which has any volatility or any interactive propensity, has served as an allergen/irritant/trigger to somebody somewhere, be it in the form of:

1] bee venom or fragrance products,
2] horse hair or floor wax,
3] ragweed or acetaminophen,
4] peanuts or pesticides,
5] dust mites or polyurethane,
6] apples or aspirin,
7] birch or tanned leather.

Very simply, Planet Earth is active and reactive. Its inhabitants are also active and reactive. In as much, some of the earth's inhabitants suffer from adverse reactivity. Needless to say, it was during the 20th Century when the world greatly expanded its categories of volatile and reactive things, via inventions and assembly line manufacturing. Thus, there are more things to which to react, even if the reaction is an allergic one. There has long since been an axiom amongst civilization which states,
"One man's meat is another man's poison." That is the summation of allegic/irritant-induced scenarios.

MCS is very real and very brutal. MCS sufferers already had more than enough to endure. The defamation committed against them, as a entire class of people, by the anti-MCS propaganda machine, has gone beyond the sound barriers of obscenity.











peroxynitrate
[> Subject: Re: Mainstream Medicine's Recognition of Chemical Sensitivity


Author:
janya
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Date Posted: 14:52:22 07/30/05 Sat

>





Hi,

I liked reading your article/paper. Although I have read tons of material on MCS AND RADS ASTHMA, both of which have been diagnosed with, I found information that I had not read before--so thanks--

You mentioned that you live on N carolina coast. I am planning to move from east tn, where I find the air quite intolerable-- what is it like living on the nc coast for mcs/ rads/ ei compromised? What area do you live in? would you reccommend it? I had been reading that the coasts have a pesticide problem-- is that true?

Any info you may provide will be invaluable. thanks
janya








People, mainstream medicine has long since recognized
>the phenomenon of "sensitization", extending its
>definition to: 1] metal dusts, 2] organic dusts, 3a]
>irritant gases, and to 3b] other chemicals.
>
>Likewise, mainstream medical science has long since
>recognized the phenomenon of "Hypersensitivity to
>Chemicals." In as much, a sample list is provided
>immediately below, consisting in chemicals and
>chemical-bearing agents already recognized as
>"triggers" of adverse reactivity to susceptible
>persons, when encountered by such persons at
>low-to-moderate levels:
>
>1] Red Cedar, 2] Alkyl Resins, 3] Acetaminophen, 4]
>Pine, 5] Oil of Wintergreen, 6] Tanned Leather,
>7] Ramin Wood, 8] Volatile Organic Compounds, 9]
>Kerosene Heater Emissions (even at nontoxic levels),
>10] FD&C Yellow #5, 11] Tulip,
>12] Diesel Exhausts (even below emission standard
>limits), 13] Isocyanates, 14] Glutaraldehyde, 15]
>Peruvian Lily, 16] Quinine Solutions, 17]
>Environmental Tobacco Smoke, & 18] merely the scent
>of wine preserved with sulfur dioxide.
>
>The AMA & AAAAI merely declined to assign a medical
>code number to the particular diagnostic title,
>Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. And this was because
>MCS is too vague and non-case-specific of a phrase.
>The AAAAI did not state that MCS is not real. The
>AAAAI instead stated that more research was needed to
>be done on MCS. And the compilation of
>research-results would logically be for the purpose of
>seeking to find if there can be formed a methodical
>"case definition" to MCS that also has a "predictive"
>feature to it. All in all, even though the AMA &
>AAAAI declined to recognize the name of Multiple
>Chemical Sensitivity, they none-the-less continued to
>recognize the reality of Sensitivity to Chemicals.
>
>Mainstream medical science has already recognized
>Chemical Sensitivity, "in case-specific form." And
>this is illustrated in the following list of
>"medically accepted" diagnostic titles which are
>simply forms of Chemical Sensitivity:
>
>1a] Irritant-induced Asthma.
>1b] Occupational Asthma due to low molecular weight
>agents.
>02] Chemical Worker's Lung.
>03] Extrinsic Allergic Alveolitis (chemically-induced).
>4a] Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome (RADS).
>4b] Reactive Upper Airway Dysfunction Syndrome (RUDS).
>05] Phthalic Anhydride Hypersensitivity.
>06] Acute Generalized Exanthematous Putulosi.
>7a] Occupational Contact Dermatitis.
>7b] Chronic Actinic Dermatitis.
>08] Aspirin Sensitivity.
>09] Acetaminophen Intolerance.
>10] Ramin Wood Alergy.
>11] Red Cedar Allergy.
>12] Peruvian Lily Allergy (same chemical allergen as
>tulip).
>13] Stevens-Johnson Syndrome.
>and
>14] even the Merck Manual recognizes Sick Building
>Syndrome.
>
>Moreover, mainstream medicine has long since
>recognized the predominately work-related chemical
>injury diagnoses of:
>
>1] Chemically-induced Hepatitis, and 2]
>Chemically-induced Aplastic Anemia (bone marrow
>suppression).
>
>Now, as far as goes the title, Multiple Chemical
>Sensitivity, the following licensed & accredited
>entities, in their Occupational & Environmental
>Medicine Programs, recognize Multiple Chemical
>Sensitivity by name:
>
>1] Johns Hopkins
>2] Mt. Sinai
>3] Yale
>4] Cambridge Hospital (affiliate of Harvard Med.
>School)
>5] Northeast Specialty Hospital (also a Harvard
>affiliate)
>6] Marshall University
>7] University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
>8] Central New York Occupational Health Clinical Center
>9] HealthPartners Regions Hospital, MN, (NIOSH
>affiliate)
>
>Plus, there is the technologically advanced Nation of
>Germany which coded MCS as an "allergic condition", as
>well as a number of board certified and licensed
>physicians who recognize MCS, also.
>
>Likewise, the following is a sample list of licensed &
>accredited entities who, in their Occupational &
>Environmental Medicine Programs, each recognize Sick
>Building Syndrome by name:
>
>1] The University of Pittsburgh (home of the polio
>vaccine & first liver transplant)
>2] The University of Illinois at Chicago
>3] Iowa University
>4] University of California at Davis
>5] Ctr for Occupational & Environmental Med. (Long
>Island)
>6] Presbyterian Occupational Medicine Clinic
>(Albuquerque)
>7] National Jewish Ctr for Immun. & Respir. Med.
>(Denver)
>8] Wayne State University (Detroit)
>9] University of Washington Harborview Medical Center
>
>The ones who recognize "Building-related Illness"
>include:
>
>1] The University of Maryland
>2] The University of Cincinnati
>3] Boston Medical Center
>
>Now, have you noticed that the anti-MCS propaganda
>machine, in its most frequently circulated literature,
>ever-so-conveniently omitted mention of the fact that
>Chemical Sensitivity also includes "medically
>determinable" ASTHMA; as in the very physiological
>finding of 'failing the arterial blood gases test?'
>The same propaganda lobby also failed to mention the
>following medical findings which happen to have been
>found in the chemically sensitive:
>
>01] The very physiological finding of turbinate
>hypertrophy.
>02] Other findings of fiberoptic rhinolarynscopic
>exams.
>03] interstitial inflammation. (in chest x-rays).
>04] erythema (even internal).
>05] visible & measurable wheals in skin testing.
>6a] "the desquamation of the respiratory epithelium."
>6b] "permeability of epithelial cell junctions."
> (see: J Toxicol Clin Toxicol. 1996;34(4):383-96).
>07] decrease in "P300 auditory" during challenge
>testing.
>08] elevated alanine aminotransferase (as in liver
>damage).
>09] overproduction of leukotrienes, such as LTD4.
>10] hyperactive conjugations and deficient
>conjugations.
>11] enzyme QPon-1 deficiency, and that of a few others.
>12] dermatitis.
>13] hives.
>14] IgG mediated reactions (as in delayed reactivity).
>15] The production of N-acetyl-benzoquinoneimine in
>excess of the mercapturate that neutralizes it, as in
>Acetaminophen Intolerance and the overlapping
>intolerance of any other "cytochrome P450 inducer".
>16] Let's not forgot: failing the Arterial Blood Gases
>Test.
>
>The anti-MCS propaganda machine has had a way of
>enumerating alleged or real MCS symptoms in such a way
>as to make MCS look ridiculous and inconsequential.
>And of course, in its most frequently circulated
>propaganda, the anti-MCS lobby ever-so-coincidentally
>omitted mention that the following symptoms were also
>those of Chemical Sensitivity sufferers:
>
>1] Profuse dry heaving.
>2] Blacking-out.
>3] Central sleep apnea (breathing stops during sleep).
>4] Uncontrollable cramping scenarios at back of neck,
>etc.
>5] Headaches so assaulting that the cheekbones and
>temples feel bruised even the day after a headache has
>subsided.
>
>Now, the anti-MCS lobby asserts that the MCS diagnosis
>should be declared malpractice, because the diagnosis
>addresses multiple body systems, instead of merely
>one, and because it attributes a wide range of
>multiple symptoms to it. Thus, because of this
>multiplcity factor, MCS should be judged as
>non-existant, according to the anti-MCS lobby.
>
>The hypocrisy of this assertion consists in the fact
>that Carbon Monoxide Poisoning also addresses multiple
>body systems, and it has attached to it a very large
>number of symptoms, including that of psychotic
>scenarios in some victims. So too is this the case in
>Aspirin/Salicylate Sensitivity scenarios. Therefore,
>to declare MCS erroneous, on account of its multiply
>factor, is to also declare that Carbon Monoxide
>Poisoning doesn't exist, either.
>
>Note that any symptom list can be exaggerated in
>number, via the "redundancy technique", by which four
>ways to describe the same one symptom are counted as
>four instead of one.
>
>Moreover, no one MCS sufferer has all of the symptoms
>listed in any genuine or invalid MCS symptom list.
>Each sufferer only endures a subset thereof.
>
>Likewise, no one MCS sufferer is "allergic" to
>everything. If this were the case, then no MCS
>sufferer could live in even an "allergy-free" living
>quarter, such as in a beach house along the Carolina
>Coastline, where this message is being written, and
>where its writer is not being tormented by
>chemical-bearing triggers/irritants/allergens; whereas
>its writer is one who is:
>
>1] no stranger to alkaline concrete dust clouds in
>small concrete boxes, while simultaneously inhaling
>the fumes of a target saw emitting burning oil, and
>only concerning himself with preventing the saw from
>buckling and hitting in the face; the saw he can't see
>through the gray alkaline cloud.
>
>2] no stranger to sewer fumes while in or around
>manholes, during borough renovation projects, where
>within each, a person can detect smells likened to
>that of restaurant dishwasher fumes, dry-cleaner
>fumes, and even fabric softener fumes, depending on
>the area.
>
>3] no stranger to a repertoire of solvents and acids,
>from xylene to muriatic acid, and all points in
>between.
>
>4] no stranger to formaldehyde-treated drywall and the
>dust that covers you white.
>
>5] no stranger to the layers of soit in the rafters of
>a historical renovation site, and the dust that covers
>you pitch black.
>
>6] no stranger to asphalt fumes.
>
>7] no stranger to heavy equipment fumes.
>
>8] and no stranger to falling asleep on a floor while
>reaking of asphalt fumes or heavy equipment fuel
>fumes, thinking that he was only going to take an
>hour-long nap before a shower, only to find himself
>waking up at 4:00 AM, inhaling the fumes all along.
>(Or falling asleep at an interstate rest stop shortly
>after work, so as not to fall asleep at the wheel, in
>the small cab of his pickup truck, with the windows
>closed during autumn and winter).
>
>7] and no stranger to the fact that no inspector ever
>told him to wear a respirator.
>
>8] and no stranger to a long-term carbon monoxide
>exposure scenario whose narration thereof ended up in
>federal court documents, in a case that was settled
>out of court.
>
>Now, the point to mentioning this is that the anti-MCS
>propaganda machine asserted that "allergy-free" living
>quarters are of no avail to Chemical Sensitivity
>sufferers. I testify that this is a falsehood.
>"Allergy-free" living quarters are most certainly
>necessary. Of course, if the "allergy-free" living
>space involves newly installed formaldehyde-treated
>drywall, then you have a situation where it is NOT an
>allergy-free living quarter, though you might think
>that it is.
>
>This brings us to another assertion used by the
>anti-MCS propaganda machine. And of course, it
>concerns the fact that the most necessary thing for a
>Chemical Sensitivity sufferer to observe is the
>practice of AVOIDANCE; that of avoiding all
>chemical-bearing 'triggers' that torment the Chemical
>Sensitivity sufferer. And of course, certain Anti-MCS
>lobbyists, calling themselves "medical journalists,"
>assert that Avoidance is detrimental, "nonsense",
>"hogwash", etc. Of course, they assert that MCS is
>solely a process of mental illness, instead of a
>physiological process, likened to that of an allergic
>condition.
>
>Well, the AMA, AAAAI, and American Lung Association
>all recognize Chemical Sensitivity, as it applies to
>the ASTHMA symptom. And all of those mainstream
>associations advocate the practice of AVOIDANCE. (By
>the way, Irritant-induced Dermatitis and all Aspirin
>Sensitivity symptoms are recognized, also). Anyway,
>the following mainstream medical websites prove that
>mainstream medicine recognizes Chemical Sensitivity,
>at least as it applies to the ASTHMA symptom, while
>simultaneously advocating AVOIDANCE. And needless to
>say, each association enumeerates the exact same
>chemical-bearing triggers that MCS sufferers have long
>since been avoiding, out of instinct. Thus, the
>anti-MCS lobbyists proved themselves to be the real
>quacks, willing to pursuade, yet declining to teach,
>and speaking contrary to mainstream medicine. Note:
>one of the reference sources posted immediately below
>is an excerpt of the Merck Manual.
>
>AMA Report 4 of the Council on Scientific Affairs
>(A-98), found at
>http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/13603.html
>
>The other mainstream sources are:
>
>http://dbapps.ama-assn.org/aps/asthma/manage.htm
>
>http://www.aaaai.org/patients/publications/publicedmat/
>tips/asthmatriggersandmgmt.stm
>
>http://lungusa.org/site/apps/s/content.asp?c=dvLUK9O0E&
>b=34706&ct=67442
>
>http://www.merck.com/mmhe/sec04/ch044a.html
>
>The following is basically an insert for those who
>arre reasonable familiar with anti-MCS propaganda:
>
>1] Keep in mind that there is such a thing as a
>negating effect in 'exposure-redundancy', when done
>within the constraints of a short amount of clinical
>test time. A duly aged 20-patient-test, often cited
>by the anti-MCS lobby, was subjective. And the lobby
>condemns all subjectivity, except of course, when it
>serves their blatant and self-evident objective. All
>in all, when a Chemical Sensitivity sufferer is
>blitzed with one irritant, he/she is not going to be a
>Sherlock Holmes with any further irritant sprayed in
>his/her test chamber, on the subjective basis, in the
>very near future. Now, quantitative physiological
>test findings, in the same time span, is a different
>matter. By the way, if the "fresh air" used in that
>test came from an aerosol can, then the
>chemical-bearing propellants needed to have been
>regarded. Without the propellants, no air gets
>sprayed.
>
>2] The same lobby cited a 1986 test that did not test
>for that which the 21st Century would. MCS was an
>emergent illness at that time. That 1986 test is a
>dinosaur test. Everyone was searching in the dark at
>that time. It is now the year 2005.
>
>3]The third major clinical test concerned food
>allergens, and not chemical irritants. And concerning
>the anti-MCS lobby's purpose for inserting it into
>their propaganda, as far as I understand, it is now
>the 21st Century, and skin testing is measured by
>visible and measurable wheals.
>
>4] Concerning the allegations of "simple psychological
>depression", if you are treated ruthlessly and
>slanderously, you are logically going to be sad or
>upset, at least at the initial stages. In fact, if
>you are not sad in such a case, then there is a mental
>illness involved.
>
>5] By the way, concerning the credibility of the
>psychiatric/psychology world, it has lost its
>credibility in the nationwide predator priest scandal.
> The world of psychiatry/psychology gave
>life-destroying predator priests clean bills of
>health, so that they could return to the scenes of
>their crimes. Yet the same the world declared
>Multiple Chemical Sensitivity sufferers mentally ill
>and nothing more. And then there is the Ritalin
>Scandal, in repetitively declaring mentally ill mere
>children who, a few years ago, would be called nothing
>more than "fidgity kids". All in all, a tree is known
>by its fruits. The psychiatric/psychologist world is
>backward and upside down. It must prove itself to us.
> We do not have to prove ourselves to it. It already
>lost its credibility.
>
>At this point, let's think Philosophy, instead of lab
>coats and clipboards. Let's think "Wisdom & the
>Reason Why." Let's consider a lesson which comes from
>human experience. In as much, there is a very
>common-sensed logic that supports the validity of the
>Chemical Sensitivity medical condition. That is this:
>
>Experience has shown that every physical thing on
>earth, which has any volatility or any interactive
>propensity, has served as an allergen/irritant/trigger
>to somebody somewhere, be it in the form of:
>
>1] bee venom or fragrance products,
>2] horse hair or floor wax,
>3] ragweed or acetaminophen,
>4] peanuts or pesticides,
>5] dust mites or polyurethane,
>6] apples or aspirin,
>7] birch or tanned leather.
>
>Very simply, Planet Earth is active and reactive. Its
>inhabitants are also active and reactive. In as much,
>some of the earth's inhabitants suffer from adverse
>reactivity. Needless to say, it was during the 20th
>Century when the world greatly expanded its categories
>of volatile and reactive things, via inventions and
>assembly line manufacturing. Thus, there are more
>things to which to react, even if the reaction is an
>allergic one. There has long since been an axiom
>amongst civilization which states,
>"One man's meat is another man's poison." That is the
>summation of allegic/irritant-induced scenarios.
>
>MCS is very real and very brutal. MCS sufferers
>already had more than enough to endure. The
>defamation committed against them, as a entire class
>of people, by the anti-MCS propaganda machine, has
>gone beyond the sound barriers of obscenity.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>peroxynitrate
[> Subject: Re: Mainstream Medicine's Recognition of Chemical Sensitivity


Author:
Addendum
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Date Posted: 11:49:50 10/03/05 Mon

The article's primary thesis is that orthodox medical science recognizes without controversy the objective/physical/measurable existence of Chemical Sensitivity (without the word "Multiple" placed in front
of it)-- and doing so in a number of forms.

So, in addition to the "case-specific" forms of medically accepted Chemical Sensitivity diagnoses listed in the article, there also exists:

01] "Reactive Intestinal Dysfunction Syndrome (RIDS) caused by chemical exposures." See: Arch Environ Health. 1999 Sept-Oct;54(5):365-6, presently found at =>

http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0907/is_n5_v53/
ai_21230719#continue

There also is:

02] IgE-mediated Ethanolamine Sensitivity,
03] Halothane-induced Hepatitis,
04] Occupational Urticaria,
05] Irritant-associated Vocal Chord Dysfunction,
06] Airborne-irritant Contact Dermatitis,
07] Photoallergic Contact Dermatitis,
08] Aplastic Anemia due to Chloramphenicol,
09] TDI-induced Asthma which is actually a subset of the already-mentioned Occupational/Irritant-induced Asthma).

And then there is ANAPHYLAXIS due to:

<> Sulfites, <> Nitrates, <> Benzoic Acid, <> Formaldehyde, <> Isosulphan Blue dye, <> Acetaminophen, <> Aspirin/NSAIDs,
<> Polyvinylpyrrolidone (analgesic ingredient), <> Propofol (an anesthesia), <> Ethylene Oxide (dialysis ingredient), <> Radio Contrast Material (x-ray dye), <> Chlorhexidine (anti-microbial with "many uses in clinical dentristry"), <> Thiopentone (an anethesia), <> and the hair bleaching agent Ammonium Persulfate.

Needless to say, anaphylaxis due to nontoxic levels of chemicals affects multiple body systems systemically. In fact, such anaphylaxis can logically be called Systemic Chemical Sensitivity -- documented and proven to exist.

So, the article's secondary thesis is that the political operatives who present themselves as medical journalists can mock the title "Multiple Chemical Sensitivity" all they want. It still does not take away the fact that mainstream medicine recognizes that nontoxic levels of chemicals cause adverse physical reactions in susceptible persons. And it doesn't take away the fact that such persons need to practice Avoidance. Each person needs to avoid each of his/her adverse reactivity triggers, be it petroleum-derived ethanol, and/or phenol, and/or salicylates, and/or formaldehyde-bearing materials, and/or sulfites, etc.

And concerning the title, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity itself, refer to the online AOEC profiles of the Occupational & Environmental Health Clinics of:

1] Johns Hopkins, 2] Mt. Sinai, 3] Yale, 4] Marshall University, 5] the Central New York Occupational Health Clinical Center, 6] the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School of UMDNJ, and Harvard affiliates 7] Cambridge Hospital and 8] Northeast Specialty Hospital.

Now, the AOEC stands for the "Association of Occupational & Environmental Clinics." It provides online profiles of its member facilities, in State by State listings. Furthermore, each of the eight institutions mentioned above are AOEC members who have "Multiple Chemical Sensitivity" listed among their "Most Common Diagnoses."

For Johns Hopkins, see the Maryland listing at http://www.aoec.org/content/directory_MD.htm

For Yale, go to
http://www.aoec.org/content/directory_CT.htm

For Mt. Sinai and Central New York Occupational,
replace the "CT" in Yale's address with "NY".

For the two Harvard affiliates, replace it with "MA."

For the Robert Wood Johnson Clinic, replace it with "NJ."

And for Marshall University, replace "WV."

Also, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (the AAAAI) confirmed medical science's recognition of "Sick Building Syndrome," "Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome," and "Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis" in the same paragraph where it re-confirmed the recognition of Legionnaire's Disease.

Subject: Stevens Johnson Syndome and this Forum


Author:
Robert Hilley
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Date Posted: 23:45:12 09/17/05 Sat

I noticed some talk about SJS...check out http://www.livingwithsjs.org to learn just how many drugs cause stevens johnson syndrome! It's amazing.

Subject: Stevens Johnson Syndome and this Forum


Author:
Robert Hilley
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Date Posted: 23:43:46 09/17/05 Sat

I noticed some talk about SJS...check out livingwithsjs.org to learn just how many drugs cause stevens johnson syndrome! It's amazing.

Subject: Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment


Author:
sushil yadav
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Date Posted: 09:33:44 08/10/05 Wed


Dear Group Members,

I am sending you an article to read. This is about the link between Mind and Social / Environmental-Issues.

Thank you,
Sushil Yadav


[ My background is given in the first letter ( letter No. 1 ) under the
topic " Correspondence with neuroscientists " on the website :
www.netshooter.com/emotion ]



MAIN ARTICLE & EXPERIMENT

Please note : The article has been written in short sentences rather than paragraph-form because it is about subjective experience / emotion/ reduction of thought.

Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment.

Subject : In a fast society slow emotions become extinct.
Subject : A thinking mind cannot feel.
Subject : Scientific/ Industrial/ Financial thinking destroys the planet.
Subject : Environment can never be saved as long as cities exist.




Emotion is what we experience during gaps in our thinking.

If there are no gaps there is no emotion.

Today people are thinking all the time and are mistaking thought (words/ language) for emotion.




When society switches-over from physical work (agriculture) to mental work (scientific/ industrial/ financial/ fast visuals/ fast words ) the speed of thinking keeps on accelerating and the gaps between thinking go on decreasing.

There comes a time when there are almost no gaps.

People become incapable of experiencing/ tolerating gaps.

Emotion ends.

Man becomes machine.





A society that speeds up mentally experiences every mental slowing-down as Depression / Anxiety.

A ( travelling )society that speeds up physically experiences every physical slowing-down as Depression / Anxiety.

A society that entertains itself daily experiences every non-entertaining moment as Depression / Anxiety.





FAST VISUALS /WORDS MAKE SLOW EMOTIONS EXTINCT.

SCIENTIFIC /INDUSTRIAL /FINANCIAL THINKING DESTROYS EMOTIONAL CIRCUITS.




A FAST (LARGE) SOCIETY CANNOT FEEL PAIN / REMORSE / EMPATHY.

A FAST (LARGE) SOCIETY WILL ALWAYS BE CRUEL TO ANIMALS/ TREES/ AIR/
WATER/ LAND AND TO ITSELF.



I am trying to get the following experiment conducted in a psychophysiology/ bio-chemistry laboratory.


There is a link between visual / verbal speed ( in perception, memory,
imagery ) and the bio-chemical state of the brain and the body.

Emotion can intensify / sustain only when visual and verbal processing
associated with the emotion slows down ( stops / freezes ).

The degree of difficulty of an emotion depends upon the degree of
freezing (of visuals and words ) required to intensify and sustain that
particular emotion.


Experiment:

Subjects (preferably actors specialising in tragedy / tragic roles )
will be asked to watch a silent video film showing any of the
following:-

(1) Human suffering.
(2) Animal suffering.
(3) Suffering ( Destruction ) of Air / Water / Land / Trees.

Subjects will be asked to intensify and sustain the subjective feeling of pain/ grief for the sufferer.

The chemical changes associated with the emotion in the body(blood) would be measured by appropriate methods.

The silent video film will be shown at different speeds :
(1) 125% of actual speed.
(2) Actual/real speed.
(3) 75% of actual speed.
(4) 50% of actual speed.
(5) 25% of actual speed.


Results :

(1) Intensity of emotion increases with the decrease in visual speed.
(2) Intensity of emotion is maximum when visual speed is minimum (25%
of actual speed)

(3) The amount of chemical change associated with the emotion in the
body(blood) will be found to increase with the decrease in visual speed.

(4) The chemical change is maximum when visual speed is minimum.
(5) The amount of chemical change will increase with the decrease in
breathing rate. Breathing becomes so slow and non-rhythmic that it stops
for some time at the inhalation/ exhalation stages.

The above co-relations will be valid for all subjects -even for those who cannot feel pain/ grief. Such subjects will experience emotion associated with boredom/ discomfort/ restlessness/ irritability/ uneasiness. The chemicals released will be different but the co-relation between visual speed and amount of chemical will be same( the breathing rates will be different/ fast).
All subjects will experience some kind of emotion.

[If scientists can discover 4000 different chemicals in cigarette-smoke then they can certainly detect the few chemicals released in blood when we experience higher-level emotions like pain, empathy, compassion, remorse etc… ]


In the 2nd stage of experiment we shall replace the silent video film with a Narrator ( Audio only ) and repeat the procedure thereby establishing the link between intensity of emotion and verbal speed. The narrator will slow down verbal speed by-- speaking slowly, stretching words, repetition of words/ sentences & making use of
pause/ silence between words.

Please note:
(1) A THINKING MIND CANNOT INTENSIFY / SUSTAIN ANY EMOTION.
While this statement is generally true for all emotions, it is
particularly true for all painful emotions.

(2) In a society in which visual ( verbal ) speed and breathing- rates
are fast , pain / remorse / empathy cannot be experienced. It is
impossible.



PROOF.
Proof of the link between pain and slow visuals / words :-

In the last century man has made thousands of movies / films on various
themes / subjects. Whenever pain / tragedy is shown in any film the
visuals ( scenes ) and words ( dialogues ) are always slowed down. In
many films tragedy is shown in slow motion. At the most intense moment
of pain the films almost become static / stationary.

Tragedy-films provide direct proof / evidence of the link between pain
and slowness.

Pain can intensify / sustain only when visual ( and verbal ) speed slows
down( stops/ freezes).


CHANGE IN VISUAL SPEED OVER THE YEARS


One thousand years ago visuals would change only when man physically
moved himself to a new place or when other people ( animals / birds )
and objects ( clouds / water ) physically moved themselves before him.

Today man sits in front of TV / Computer and watches the rapidly
changing visuals / audio.

He sits in a vehicle ( car / train / bus ) and as it moves he watches
the rapidly changing visuals.

He turns the pages of a book / newspaper / magazine and sees many
visuals / text in a short span.


CHANGE IN VERBAL SPEED OVER THE YEARS

In ancient times verbal processing was “live” in nature—ie it happened when people actually spoke.
Today there is non-stop verbal processing inside the mind through print and electronic media ( newspapers, books, magazines, radio, television, computer etc…) as a result of which the verbal content & speed has increased thousands of times.


The speed of visuals ( and words ) has increased so much during the last
one hundred years that today the human brain has become incapable of
focussing on slow visuals /words through perception, memory, imagery.

If we cannot focus on slow visuals / words we cannot experience emotions
associated with slow visuals /words.





Before the advent of Industrial Revolution Man's thinking was primarily
limited to :

(a) visual processing ( slow visuals )
(b) verbal / language processing ( slow words )

Today there are many kinds of fast thinking :

(1) visual processing ( fast visuals )
(2) verbal / language processing ( fast words )
(3) Scientific / Technical thinking ( fast )
(4) Industrial thinking ( fast )
(5) Business thinking ( fast )

(3), (4) & (5) ARE ASSOCIATED WITH NUMBERS / SYMBOLS / EQUATIONS /
GRAPHS /CIRCUITS / DIAGRAMS / MONEY / ACCOUNTING etc…

As long as the mind is doing this kind of thinking it cannot feel any
emotion - not an iota of emotion.

In a fast society slow emotions become extinct.
In a thinking ( scientific / industrial ) society emotion itself becomes extinct.

EMOTION IS WHAT REMAINS IN THE MIND WHEN VISUAL /VERBAL PROCESSING SLOWS
DOWN (STOPS/ FREEZES )



There are certain categories of people who feel more emotion (subjective experience ) than others.

If we attempt to understand why (and how ) they feel more emotion we can learn a lot about emotion.

Writers, poets, actors, painters ( and other artists )

WRITERS
Writers do verbal ( and associated visual) processing whole day- every day.
They do slow verbal ( and associated visual) processing every day.
(A novel that we read in 2 hours might have taken 2 years to write. This is also the reason why the reader can never feel the intensity & duration of emotion experienced by the writer )

POETS
Poets do verbal ( and associated visual ) processing whole day- every day.
There is more emotion in poetry than in prose.
This happens because there are very few words ( and associated visuals ) in poetry than in any other kind of writing.
There is a very high degree of freezing / slowing down of visuals & words in poetry.

ACTORS
Actors do verbal ( and associated visual ) processing whole day- every day. During shooting / rehearsal they repeat the dialogues ( words ) again and again ( the associated visuals / scenes also get repeated along with the dialogues )

PAINTERS
Painters do visual ( and associated verbal ) processing whole day- every day.
They do extremely slow visual processing - The visual on the canvas changes only when the painter adds to what already exists on the canvas.


There are some important points to be noted :

All these people do visual & verbal processing - whole day - every day.
They do slow visual & verbal processing.
They do not do scientific / industrial / business processing whole day - every day.

Most of the city people doing mental work either do this kind of mental processing which is associated with NUMBERS / SYMBOLS/ Equations / Graphs / CIRCUITS / DIAGRAMS / MONEY / ACCOUNTING etc… or they do fast visual ( verbal ) processing whole day - every day.

This kind of thinking ( processing ) has come into existence only during the last 200 years and has destroyed our emotional ability ( circuits ).






SELF-ASSESSMENT OF ( SUBJECTIVE ) INTENSITY OF EMOTION IS ALMOST ALWAYS
WRONG.

Suppose the maximum intensity(and duration) of a particular emotion that
can be experienced by any human being is 100 units.

Let us suppose the maximum intensity(and duration) of that particular emotion ever
experienced by two people A & B in their entire life is :
A - 100units
B - 20 units

Now suppose A & B are made subjects on a particular day and are asked
to feel that particular emotion under experimental conditions ( or
outside the laboratory ) and the intensity &duration they actually experience is
:

A - 90 units
B - 18 units

If A &B are then asked to indicate the intensity &duration of emotion on a scale
of 0 -10 their response is likely to be ;

A - 9
B - 9

Who is right and who is wrong ?
A is right.
B is wrong - B is wrong by a wide margin - B has experienced an
intensity(and duration) of 18 units out of a maximum of 100 units and his correct /
actual score should be 1.8

Self- assessment ( self rating ) can be accurate only if people have
the capacity to experience the highest intensity &duration ( units ) of the
particular emotion under study.



Because of physical work and slow visual/verbal processing in small(slow)agriculture based societies of the past, the mind used to experience a state of emotion all the time. If we read one thousand-year-old literature we will not come across the term "boredom" -the concept of boredom did not exist in slow societies. There were long gaps between different visuals and between words/ sentences -and people had the ability to experience/ tolerate the gaps -it was normal for them.

Emotion can intensify / sustain only when visual / verbal processing slows down ( stops / freezes ). In an Industrial (thinking) society people experience very little emotion because of fast ( visual / verbal / scientific / industrial / business ) thinking

Suppose the maximum intensity and duration of a particular emotion ( for most people ) in a fast society has reduced to 5 units ( from 100 units that people used to experience in earlier /slower societies ).

If such people experience 4 units of emotion they will give themselves a
rating /score of 8 on a scale of 0-10 whereas their actual score should
be 0.4

IN A FAST SOCIETY SLOW EMOTIONS BECOME EXTINCT.





IQ Vs EQ


IQ always has an element of change in it – IQ is about trying to make/ discover/ invent something new all the time.
Change is an inherent feature of IQ.
IQ is also about thinking more in less time—it involves speeding up of mind. Someone who does more mathematics in less time is considered more intelligent in mathematics. IQ is about change and speed.

EQ is about sustainment of the same feeling/experience over a period of time. When we experience any higher-level emotion for 10 minutes we experience the same feeling( subjective experience) over and over again for 10 minutes.
The( same) feeling can sustain only if there is Repetition.
EQ involves Repetition—Constancy—Sameness.

IQ and EQ are contradictory.
IQ and EQ are opposites.
IQ and EQ are inversely proportional.




(1) A thinking species destroys the planet.
(2) Animals lived on earth for billions of years (in very large numbers)
without destroying nature.
(3) They did not destroy nature because their thinking / activity was
limited to searching for food for one time only.
(4) Man has existed on earth in large numbers for only a few thousand
years / a few hundred years.
(5) Within this short period Man has destroyed the environment.
(6) This destruction took place because of Man's thinking.
(7) When man thinks he makes things.
(8) When he makes things he kills animals / trees / air / water / land.
( Nothing can be made without killing these five elements of nature ).

(9) A thinking species destroys the planet.






Intelligence Is A Curse.


This planet is on the verge of total destruction.

The cause of destruction is – overactivity.
[Out of millions of species in this world the human-species is the only one that has indulged in overactivity]

The cause of overactivity is – Intelligence.
[The environment would never have got destroyed if Man had been only as intelligent as animals]

Intelligence is the biggest cause/ source of destruction in this world.

[In fact Intelligence is the only cause of destruction in this world other than natural causes]




MENTAL WORK IS INJURIOUS TO THE MIND AND PLANET.

There is no higher purpose behind work.

People do not work because they want to work.
People work because they cannot stop working.

People cannot stop physical activity and mental activity (simultaneously) for even 2 minutes.

For most people it is a choice between physical and mental work.
The switch-over from physical work to mental work is disastrous for the planet.




Man can do the same physical work every day.
Man cannot do the same mental work every day.

When man used to do physical work ( farming and related activities ) he could do the same repetitive work day after day- generation after generation.

After the Industrial Revolution when man switched-over to mental work he
began a never ending process of making new machines / things / products--
a process which can only end with the complete destruction of environment ( planet ).


The nature of mental work is such that man has to do new mental work every day- in fact he has to do new mental work every moment- Man cannot repeat in the next moment the mental work that he has already done in the previous moment.


A mathematician cannot solve the same problem of mathematics every day- once he has solved it he will be forced to take up a new( unsolved) problem. Even when he is solving one particular problem he has to move from one step to another - there is a continuous change involved -- there is no constancy at any stage.

An engineer cannot design the same machine again and again –once he has made a machine he will try to make changes/ design a new one.

A writer cannot write the same article every day- he will be forced to write something new every day/ every moment (This is also the reason behind endless discussions/ debates/ arguments).





Discussions, Debates and Arguments.


Let us examine how much discussion we are collectively having in Industrial Society every day.



Millions of pages in print – newspapers / books / magazines.
Millions of web-pages on internet every day.

Now add to this all the conversation (discussion) we are having through radio / television / telephone and several other media every day.

And add to this all the discussion we are having through face-to-face interaction.



The volume of discussion per individual in one week is greater than the total discussion someone living in pre-industrial society would have in his entire life.


There is too much discussion in modern society.
Discussion is not solving our problems – discussion itself has become a problem – a gigantic problem.



A society that does mental work will discuss itself to destruction [extinction]

A society that does mental work will argue itself to destruction [extinction]

A society that does mental work will debate itself to destruction [extinction]



A society that does mental work can never stop discussions / debates / arguments – it is impossible.
It will discuss / debate / argue till the last moment of it’s existence.




Discussions / Debates / Arguments – these are creations of a society that has switched-over from physical work to mental work.

Discussions / Debates / Arguments – these are diseases of a society that has switched-over from physical work to mental work.



Discussions / debates / arguments can end only in agriculture-based societies that do physical work.



We cannot do physical-work and mental-work simultaneously.

There is an inverse relationship between physical-work and mental-work.
If one is high [more] the other has got to be low [less]

If we want to do physical work we have to reduce mental activity by the same proportion.
If we want to do mental work we have to reduce physical activity by the same proportion.


There is very little discussion / debate / argument in societies that do physical work - ie, agriculture-based societies - And this is the reason why they are millions of times saner than industrial societies.







Change is an inherent feature of mental work.

Since change is an inherent feature of mental work - a society that does mental work can never be at peace with itself – it is impossible.

A society that does mental work will always be restless.

Only those societies that do physical work [agriculture and related activities] can find contentment and peace.





AS LONG AS CITIES EXIST WE CAN NEITHER SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT NOR THE MIND.

To save the ( remaining ) environment from destruction man will have to
return back to physical work ( smaller communities ).

To save the mind from mental diseases man will have to return back to
physical work ( smaller communities ).








Criminality and Abnormality.



Industrial Society has collectively killed billions of Animals and Trees [ Remember -plant and animal species developed over a period of millions of years]

It has also killed most of Water and Air [ Please note - polluting Water and Air is equivalent to killing Water and Air ]

The soil was not fertile when the earth was created. It became fertile - very slowly - over a period of millions of years. And look what man has done - He has covered millions and millions of hectares of land with cement and concrete. All the land that has been covered with cement and concrete has been killed.


What could be more criminal than this.
What could be more abnormal than this.



Lawyers and Judges are trying to catch a few criminals.
They don’t realize the entire Industrial Society is criminal.


Psychologists and Psychiatrists are trying to classify a few people as abnormal.
They don’t realize the entire Industrial Society is abnormal.







There was a time when Man knew nothing about the number of species and
millions of species existed.
Today Man knows the names of millions of species and nothing is left of
the species.




After destroying millions of highly-developed species on earth Man is today searching for a few molecules of life in outer-space.

If a few microbes, a few molecules of methane / water are found on Mars - it becomes the newspaper headline.

They call it progress.





The following is about to come true.

Nature can exist

(1) before man.
(2) after man.
(3) not with man.


Environment can be saved only if we stop production of most [ more than
99% ] of the consumer goods we are making today.

ENVIRONMENT CANNOT BE SAVED BY RECYCLING

TRYING TO SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT BY RECYCLING IS LIKE SHOOTING SOMEONE
10,000 TIMES AND THEN TRYING TO SAVE HIM BY TAKING OUT ONE BULLET.




Time is running out for this planet.



Yours Sincerely,
Sushil Yadav
www.netshooter.com/emotion

Please note :

Fast emotions = emotions associated with fast visuals/fast words/fast breathing/fast heart-rate.
Slow emotions = emotions associated with slow visuals/slow words/slow breathing/slow heart-rate.
Rate of thinking = number of visuals/words processed per minute.
Gaps between thinking = gaps between visuals/ words/ sentences.



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Since MCS is related to environmental health, I decided to post my letter here.

On March 6th of this year (2003), I received an email from Mary L. Callaghan, the Director of Administration of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

In the email the Director wrote, "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]." -- Prior to this, I had wrote to ACAAI and told them there was literature that showed MCS not only can occur on a physical basis, but most often does; and that I believed they had not reviewed such literature.

The following is the letter I sent to the Editor-in-Chief:
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Dear ACAAI Annals' Editor-in-Chief,

Thank you for the opportunity to present you with literature that I believe you have not reviewed. I believe this literature shows that MCS can occur on a physical basis, and most often does; although in some cases it does also occur on a psychological basis.

I will do my best to present the data briefly, so as not to take up too much of your time.

Martin Pall proposes a mechanism for MCS that has overwhelming evidence supporting it. Paul's theory proposes that elevated levels of nitric oxide/ peroxynitrite, which then leads to neural sensitization, cause MCS.

The following is some of the evidence supporting elevated levels of nitric oxide/ peroxynitrite in MCS:

" 1. Several organic solvents thought to be able to induce MCS, formaldehyde, benzene, carbon tetrachloride and certain organochlorine pesticides all induce increases in nitric oxide levels.

2. A sequence of action of organophosphate and carbamate insecticides is suggested, whereby they may induce MCS by inactivating acetylcholinesterase and thus produce increased stimulation of muscarinic receptors which are known to produce increases in nitric oxide.

3. Evidence for induction of inflammatory cytokines by organic solvents, which induce the inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS). Elevated cytokines are an integral part of a proposed feedback mechanism of the elevated nitric oxide/peroxynitrite theory.

4. Neopterin, a marker of the induction of the iNOS, is reported to be elevated in MCS.

5. Increased oxidative stress has been reported in MCS and also antioxidant therapy may produce improvements in symptoms, as expected if the levels of the oxidant peroxynitrite are elevated.

6. In a series of studies of a mouse model of MCS, involving partial kindling and kindling, both excessive NMDA activity and excessive nitric oxide synthesis were convincingly shown to be required to produce the characteristic biological response [in other words, if the nitric oxide production is blocked, then MCS is blocked. At least in animals anyway].

7. The symptoms exacerbated on chemical exposure are very similar to the chronic symptoms of CFS (1) and these may be explained by several known properties of nitric oxide, peroxynitrite and inflammatory cytokines, each of which have a role in the proposed mechanism.

8. These conditions (CFS, MCS, FM and PTSD) are often treated through intramuscular injections of vitamin B-12 and B-12 in the form of hydroxocobalamin is a potent nitric oxide scavenger, both in vitro and in vivo.

9. Peroxynitrite is known to induce increased permeabilization of the blood brain barrier and such increased permeabilization is reported in a rat model of MCS.

10. 5 types of evidence implicate excessive NMDA activity in MCS, an activity known to increase nitric oxide and peroxynitrite levels."

The above is taken from "Multiple Chemical Sensitivity - The End of Controversy" by Dr. Martin L. (Marty) Pall, Professor of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences, Washington State University, at http://molecular.biosciences.wsu.edu/Faculty/pall/pall_mcs.htm

I very strongly recommend that you review the essay, as it explains the mechanism very clearly and gives supporting evidence for it.

The next part of the theory is neural sensitization, and rather than quote from Pall's essay, I thought I would discuss the literature myself.


P300:

Donald Dudley, M.D., studied twenty patients with MCS (under Cullen's definition) and discusses his research in the book Defining Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (1998).

Auditory and visual P300 were influenced "significantly" when the olfactory system was stimulated with chemicals that had six or fewer carbon fragments. The patients were exposed to perfume in an everyday amount.

Left and right P300 auditory were greatly decreased upon chemical exposure. Though the visual P300 was not decreased to the same degree (but decreased none the less), there was a significant change in waveform quality that caused two patients to have occipital seizures. The olfactory system sends signals to every part of the brain and uses excitatory amino acids in neuro-transmission.

In other words, the brain waves of MCS sufferers go haywire upon being exposed to chemicals they are sensitive to. This is hardly the work of "psychological" disorders (see Defining Multiple Chemical Sensitivity by Bonnye E. Matthews, pg. 24, summary of "MCS: Trial by Science").

In 1996, Bell reported abnormal EEGs in MCS sufferers, which was disrupting their sleep. See "Biomarkers of MCS" by Albert Donnay at http://www.mcsrr.org/resources/biomarkers.html


SPECT IMAGING:

A tool used by Nuclear Medicine Specialists is the SPECT brain scan. SPECT stands for Single Photon Emission Computerized Tomography.

Rather than show brain structure like CAT or MRI scans, SPECT scans show functioning of the brain. "Perfusion impairment" means there is a decrease in the flow of blood to the brain.

2A. Neurotoxicologist Dr. Gunnar Heuser performed before and after SPECT brain scans in many MCS patients. The patients were scanned after chemical avoidance, and were then scanned again after being exposed to perfume. His research findings are as follows: MCS patients generally have a decreased flow of blood to the brain, which becomes further decreased upon exposure to perfumes (see Defining Multiple Chemical Sensitivity pgs. 27-30 and a response to the Interagency report by Ann McCampbell, M.D.)

2B. Nuclear Medicine specialist Dr. Theodore Simon, who trained at Harvard, and his colleagues conducted over 1,500 SPECT scans on MCS patients. 90% of these patients showed brain damage and deterioration in brain function that increased upon chemical exposure. The changes that took place upon chemical exposure were "very different from the changes associated with psychiatric disease."


2C. Dr. Gerald H. Ross (M.D., C.C.F.P., D.I.B.E.M., D.A.B.E.M., F.A.A.E.M., F.R.S.M., Past President of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine), in a documentary, discusses before and after SPECT brain scans: MCS patients were scanned in a clean environment and then scanned after being exposed to a substance that by history they report being sensitive to, "in an amount that's an everyday experience (...it's not as if they're sniffing glue)." MCS patients have abnormal brain cell functioning. After the patients were exposed to a substance they were sensitive to a "profound" deterioration in brain function took place. The area in which this function deterioration is present correlates with the brain-related symptoms reported by the MCS sufferers (see MCS documentary Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: How Chemical Exposures May Be Affecting Your Health, directed by Allison Johnson).

Dr. Ross, MD. is board certified in both Family and Environmental Medicine, and is a member of England's Royal Society of Medicine. In addition he has treated over one thousand patients with MCS. He is quite far from a "quack".

These MCS brain abnormalities are not found in normal controls. See ?Response to Errors Prevalent in the Understanding of Environmental Illness? by Dr. Gerald H. Ross [M.D., C.C.F.P., D.I.B.E.M., D.A.B.E.M., F.A.A.E.M., and F.R.S.M. Past President, of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine]

Although this does not show the cause of the disease, it does show that chemicals actually are the cause of symptoms. This is important to know since it is often claimed that ?there is no evidence that chemicals actually trigger the symptoms in MCS?.


PET IMAGING:

PET scans were used to discover the roll of a specific gene in Alzheimer's Disease. PET scans are very accurate at showing brain function and metabolism. PET stands for Positron-Emission-Tomography.

Function abnormalities on PET scans show up as holes in the brain that one medical scientist refers to as ?function holes?.

Dr. Gunnar Heuser, M.D., Ph.D., FAC.P has also performed before and after PET scans. According to his studies, PET scans reveal that the brain stem, hypothalamic, and limbic areas of the brain are harmed by chemical exposures. In regards to radioactive glucose uptake, these areas of brain become hypermetabolic upon chemical exposure to a degree that resembles "focal seizure activity".

Dr. Heuser writes, "Since the limbic system contributes emotional reactions and interpretations to sensory input, and since patients with amygdaloid (the amygdala is part of the limbic system) seizures can develop panic and related attacks during an amygdaloid seizure, our data appear to explain the emotional instability during a reaction to chemicals.

The previously mentioned structures also serve memory and cognitive as well as neuroendocrine and autonomic nervous system functions, all of which can be deranged in a patient with MCS."

The limbic area of the brain is where the nervous, endocrine and immune systems interact. Thus, a person with MCS may or may not have an abnormal immune system (many do).

See "The Role of the Brain and Mast Cells in MCS" by Gunnar Heuser, M.D., Ph.D., FACP at http://www.tldp.com/issue/210/roleoftheb.htm; ?PET Scanning - Alzheimer's Disease? at http://www.vitalimaging.com/pet-scan-3.htm; and http://www.pbs.org/wnet/brain/scanning/pet


SUMMARY AND CLARIFICATION OF BRAIN-RELATED STUDIES:

Auditory and visual evoked potentials are "a measure of the ray at which nerves transmit messages from the eyes and ears to the brain", and are not influenced by emotional factors. Donald's 20 patients were having serious, non-allergic reactions to perfumes on a physical basis. I ask you, what condition did they have?

SPECT and PET scans are very accurate and valid tools: "S.P.E.C.T. and P.E.T. can clearly be used to delineate functional abnormalities of the brain regardless of the cause" (Ethical clinical practice of functional brain imaging, Society of Nuclear Medicine Brain Imaging Council, J Nucl Med 1996, 37, 1256-9).

Doesn't it strike you as very bizarre that hundreds of MCS sufferers would consistently have decreased blood flow to the same areas of the brain, if each one were simply experiencing a psychological disorder. That would be one fascinating coincidence, don't you agree? Seems a little too much to be a coincidence to me. In addition, the brain functioning of the MCS sufferers improved after going on a detoxification plan. Also, 90% of Simon's MCS patients showed the brain dysfunction, not 100%. If Simon's observations were tainted, then wouldn't he have had it so ALL (100%) of his patients showed brain damage? It doesn't make sense to question his research and say that he is biased, and that his studies are tainted. He is a qualified, independent researcher specializing in Nuclear medicine.

Furthermore, in regards to PET scans, if an area of the brain does not receive the glucose, it's because that part of the brain is not working properly, or at all. PET studies on MCS patients with a control group show that, in general, the limbic area of MCS sufferer's brains is not working properly. This has not been found in control groups.

In addition, research by Gary Schwartz, Ph.D., has shown that the same brain results occur when the patients are unaware of the chemical's presence. That?s at least ?blinded?.

Referring to the SPECT and PET brain abnormalities seen in the majority of MCS sufferers as a psychological phenomenon just doesn't add up, scientifically.


ENZYME DEFICIENCIES and MAST CELLS:

70% of the Mayo Clinic's MCS patients tested positive for disorders of porphyrin metabolism. Many of Grace Ziem's MCS patients tested positive for multiple blood enzyme deficiencies, including ALA-D, PBG-D, UPG-D (Ziem 1997).

In 1996 Heuser discovered that some MCS sufferers had a disorder of mast cells. In 1987 Schwartz reported that during reactions, some MCS sufferers had variably abnormal serum tryptase.

Martin Pall has written papers on the above, stating that nitric oxide is known to stimulate mast cells and may be able to slow the porphyrin pathway, causing the changes reported in MCS.

See "Biomarkers of MCS" by Albert Donnay at http://www.mcsrr.org/resources/biomarkers.html; "The Role of the Brain and Mast Cells in MCS" by Gunnar Heuser, M.D., Ph.D., FACP: http://www.tldp.com/issue/210/roleoftheb.htm; ?Defining Multiple Chemical Sensitivity?, pgs 31-58 (very technical section and not easy to read); and Irene Ruth Wilkenfeld?s response to the interagency MCS draft report at http://members.aol.com/enviroknow/ATSDR/irene.htm



TEENAGE MAKES SCIENTIFIC BREAKTHROUGH:

In 1999 an Etobicoke teenager named Dilnaz Panjwani "discovered and confirmed a bio-marker for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia (FM) and multiple chemical sensitivities/environmental illness (MCS/EI). The discovery is a medical breakthrough."

She discovered an abnormal concentration of a metabolite that stops oxygen from being delivered from the bloodstream to cells. The symptoms include fatigue, muscle inflammation, weakness, brain fog, and "complete debilitation".

The US. Military invited Panjwani to use her simple blood test in military research. "Panjwani?s simple blood test is expected to serve both as a diagnostic tool, and also as a screening tool in the prevention of CFS-MCS-FM."

For more information see my source of this data, "Teenager Makes Scientific Breakthrough" at http://www.environmentalhealth.ca/fall99breakthru.html


PEER-REVIEWED LITERATURE and MEDICAL OPINION:

Dr. Gerald H. Ross [M.D., C.C.F.P., D.I.B.E.M., D.A.B.E.M., F.A.A.E.M., F.R.S.M. Past President of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, May 2000] describes the growing body of evidence for MCS' physical causation in his May 2000 essay "Response to Errors Prevalent in the Understanding of Environmental Illness" at http://www.environmentalhealth.ca/Ross2000.html.

Ross was invited to a meeting on MCS by the American Chemical Society. There he presented his research on MCS patients and brain damage. He noted that about 75% of all the speakers there presented data that supported a physical origin of MCS, while the other 25% presented, for the most part, opinions that MCS is psychological.

From 1952 to 1997 there were 425 published articles on MCS (Excluding articles in the Journal of Clinical Ecology). Of these, 59 discuss both perspectives, 25 are research protocols, 104 support the psychogenic view, and 231 of the papers present data supporting a physical origin of MCS. Almost all of the psychogenic papers were written before 1993. As of 1999, there had been 609 published peer-reviewed articles on MCS. Of these, 311 present data supporting a physical origin while 137 present findings (mostly opinionated) of psychological origin. This gap is continuing to grow. To argue that those 311 pro-MCS articles, which show or discuss physical abnormalities in MCS patients and, again, exclude clinical ecologist Journal articles, were all tainted and biased is absolutely ludicrous.

"It amazes me that in spite of all these publications on MCS, that some people continue to loudly proclaim that is a non-existent illness" writes Ross, who later writes that people who say there is a "lack of evidence" in regards to the physical origins of chemical sensitivity conditions "are completely at odds with the weight of evidence and opinion in the published medical and scientific literature."


CONTRARY DATA:

Though I will not go over it, there IS data showing that some people who believe they have MCS actually have a psychological disorder. It has been shown that a person can have reactions to a perfume based on sub-conscious reaction to the smell that was present during a past traumatic event, i.e., abuse, rape, etc.


SUMMARY OF SCIENTIFIC DATA:

Stephen Barret wrote, ?With these, however, the range of symptoms is virtually endless and typically does not correlate with physical findings or science-based laboratory tests.? (See http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/fadindex.html) Barrett can be contacted at sbinfo@quackwatch.com or by phone at (610) 437-1795. Clearly, Barrett is either dishonest, or alarmingly ignorant of scientific literature.

Ashford wrote, ?People don?t read the literature... ?The science isn?t there? means ?I haven?t read it.?.... You don?t need ironclad evidence when a variety of disparate compass needles are all pointing in the same direction. In my 30 years in the area of environmental health, I see that in no case have we been wrong about environmental problems. The problem either got worse, or the evidence became stronger. Only the most robust environmental and occupational problems ever get noticed: That?s why we?ve never been wrong.? (Ashford, who has a degree in chemistry, is an environmental scientist who serves as a public health advisor for the United Nations.)

In summary, although the etiology of chemical sensitivity is not know for certain (though Pall?s theory has more evidence supporting it than any other theory on MCS), there is clear and abundant enough data to confirm the existence of chemical sensitivity on a physiological basis. Indeed, the scientific literature unquestionably proves that there are two groups of chemically sensitive sufferers:

In group (1), there is a genuine sensitivity to chemicals on a physical basis, which may lead to psychiatric problems if the limbic area of the brain is affected (in most cases it is).

In group (2), the sufferers, for various reasons (often due to traumas) sincerely believe they are sensitive to chemicals on a physical basis, but in fact are not.

Then of course there are also people with a combination of (1) and (2).

An analogy can be drawn from a recent study on food allergies. In the study, many people who reacted to chocolate and thought they were allergic only reacted to the food when they thought it was chocolate (placebo study). It is well known that food allergies exist, but it is now also known that many people have reactions to foods on a psychological basis.

MCS skeptics commonly ignore the data on group (1), and focus entirely on group (2). This is made clear in the articles written by the MCS skeptic Michael Fumento. He appears to be unaware of a great deal of data that contradicts his generalized conclusions. Fumento is on record as referring to MCS sufferers and advocates as "fragrant-phobic fruit cakes" (see http://www.fumento.com/washtimesscent.html).



WHY SO MUCH SKEPTISM?

There are seven major studies that are used to show MCS is a psychological condition. In these seven studies, there were a total of 334 patients studied. However, no more than thirty-three of these patients actually had MCS. In five of the studies, none of the patients had MCS. Of the remaining two, in one study, eighteen out of forty-one had MCS, and in the other study no more than fifteen out of fifty-three had MCS. Thus, it is fair to state that the studies have nothing to do with the real MCS, since it was not studied. (See Defining Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, pgs 111-130)

Since no consistent laboratory abnormalities were found, these studies have been used to say that there are no consistent laboratory abnormalities found in MCS patients, despite the fact that these seven studies did not involve MCS patients. Due to these seven studies, policies were made denying accommodations to people with MCS, more anti-MCS essays were written, and millions of MCS sufferers have been left in the dark to suffer with their disease without the medical support they deserve.

I am trying to keep this letter as brief as possible, but if you would like me to list the seven studies and go into detail on them, please do not hesitate to ask me.

Ann McCampbell wrote detailed essay titled "MULTIPLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITIES UNDER SIEGE" at http://users.lanminds.com/~wilworks/ehnlinx/mcssiege.htm.

Dr. Ronald E. Gots testifies in court against MCS. He is depended on more than any other person is to discredit MCS. Yet, he is one of the most under qualified doctors in the field.

Gots said that MCS "defies classification as a disease. It has no consistent characteristics, no uniform cause, no objective or measurable features. It exists because a patient believes it does and a doctor validates that belief." - A comment known to be inaccurate as it ignores the data on emission tomography brain scans, ERPs, etc.

In his 1998 book, ?Chemical Sensitivity: The Truth About Environmental Illness?, co-written with Stephen Barret, Gots wrote (admitted that), "people do exist who are very sensitive to various micro-organisms, noxious chemicals, and common foods." He then goes on to say "there is no scientific evidence that an immunologic basis exists for such a symptom pattern". [Emphasis added]

MCS is not an immunologic disease, yet Gots and Barret require the criteria of such for proof of MCS - but MCS does not meet the criteria of an immunologic disease, hence, they conclude that MCS is non-existent. That is poor judgement on the their part, as it is a flawed epidemiological approach. This is the exact same method used by other ?skeptical doctors? to discount MCS. So much for ?objective?.

Dr. Gots has never treated a patient with MCS. He is trained in pharmacology, and neither he, nor Barret have any training or certification in toxicology. I bring this up because Gots is often introduced as being ?a toxicologist?.

In addition, Gots and Barrett not actually done any peer-reviewed studies on MCS. They only offer their interpretations on anti-or-non-MCS studies, and completely ignore peer-reviewed publications that contradict them. This is hardly in line with the scientific method.

Despite this, Barrett finds it necessary to write anti-MCS essays on his ?Quack Watch? web site. And Gots, well he?s the head of the ?Environmental Sensitivities Research Institute? (ESRI)- an Institute founded by pesticide manufacturers.

Not known to many, is the fact that fellow ESRI board member Frank Mitchell had an important role in the writing of the 1998 Interagency Draft Report on MCS. Careful review of the report shows some shocking discoveries. For starters, the report omitted a 1996 EPA staff report showing that 58% of people poisoned by chlorpyrifos (which increases nitric oxide) developed MCS. The list of omissions and examples of deliberate data manipulation are too long for me to discuss in this letter. See my bibliography for references on the report.

Thus, the MCS "skeptics" have managed to twist the data that shows groups (1) and (2), and make it appear as though there is only group (1).

"They [MCS sufferers] have lost health, careers, financial resources, friends, family, and some have committed suicide because the pressure upon them was too great. This while the media makes of them a laughingstock and doctors play word games and chase geese. The barbaric treatment afforded these people is ignorant, unethical, and amoral", writes Matthews.


PARTIAL BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: A 1999 Consensus. Arch Environ Health 54:147-149. By Bartha, L., W. Baumzweiger, D.S. Buscher, T. Callender, K.A. Dahl, A.L. Davidoff, A. Donnay, S.B. Edelson, B.D. Elson, E. Elliott, D.P. Flayhan, G. Heuser, P.M. Keyl, K.H. Kilburn, P. Gibson, L.A. Jason, J. Krop, R.D. Mazlen, R.G. McGill, J. McTamney, W.J. Meggs, W. Morton, M. Nass, L.C. Oliver, D.D. Panjwani, L.A. Plumlee, D.J. Rapp, M.B. Shayevitz, J. Sherman, R.M. Singer, A. Solomon, A. Vodjani, J.M. Woods, and G. Ziem.. - started in 1989, ended in 1999

"Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: A Spurious Diagnosis" by Stephen Barrett, M.D.;

The Interagency Workgroup on Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, August 24, 1998 (the report can be read online at )

Responses to the above report at http://members.aol.com/enviroknow/ATSDR/main.html;

"Defining Multiple Chemical Sensitivity" by Bonnye E. Matthews. The book has chapters by 5 highly qualified Doctors. Also her online essay "Chemical Poisoning, Abraham Lincoln, and Flashdarks" at http://www.fedworkerscomp.net/matthews.htm;

"Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS): What It Is, What It Is Not, And how It Is Manifested" by Dr. Sheila Bastien, Ph.D.;

"MCS - A Medical Perspective" by Dr. Mark Donohoe, MB BS;

"Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)" by Rabin Prusty, MSCE: http://www.nettally.com/prusty/forma.htm;

"MULTIPLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITIES UNDER SIEGE" by Ann McCampbell, M.D. at http://users.lanminds.com/~wilworks/ehnlinx/mcssiege.htm. Also check out http://www.mcsrr.org;

"How Chemical Exposures May Be Effecting Your Health", MCS documentary, Directed by Alison Johnson;

"Understanding & Accommodating People with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity in Independent Living" by Pamela Reed Gibson, Ph.D. James Madison University;

"A Brief Overview of MCS" by Cynthia Wilson: http://www.ciin.org/what.htm;

"Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: Potential Role for Neural Sensitization" by Barbara A. Sorg;

"The Role of the Brain and Mast Cells in MCS" by Gunnar Heuser, M.D., Ph.D., FACP: http://www.tldp.com/issue/210/roleoftheb.htm;

"Response to Errors Prevalent in the Understanding of Environmental Illness" by Dr. Gerald H. Ross, M.D., C.C.F.P., D.I.B.E.M., D.A.B.E.M., F.A.A.E.M., F.R.S.M., Past President, American Academy of Environmental Medicine: http://www.environmentalhealth.ca/Ross2000.html (I strongly recommend visiting that site);

"The MCS Debate: A Medical Streetfight" by Eric Nelson, The Free Press (Quote: "a growing body of evidence and literature - rarely cited by the proponents of psychological explanations for MCS - indicates that neurotoxic chemicals can irreversibly disrupt the central nervous system.")

"Corporate Manipulation of Scientific Evidence Linking Chemical Exposures to Human Disease: A Case in Point -- Cigarette Science at Johns Hopkins" by The Alexander Law Firm and Alexander, Hawes & Audet, LLP.

"Porphyria - Another Connection with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities" by Linda A. Thompson, M. Div.

"Comprehensive Protocol for Evaluating Disorders of Porphyrin Metabolism in Chemically Sensitive Patients" by Albert Donnay, MHS, and Grace Ziem, MD, DrPH;

"ENZYMATIC INFLUENCES causation of BRAIN CELL DAMAGE" by Dr Brian E. Goble Ph.D., Professor Physiological Toxicologist: http://www.kin.net.au/goble/Acta/research/enzymes.htm;

"Testing for Toxic Metal- and Chemical-Induced Porphyrinuria" by Carl P. Verdon, Ph.D., Terry A. Pollock, M.S. and J. Alexander Bralley, Ph.D., C.C.N.

"Porphyria-How Modern Chemicals Trigger the Vampire Disease" by Hart Brent: http://www.healthcalls.net/hh_porphyria.html;

"Integrated Defense System Overlaps as a Disease Model: With Examples for Multiple Chemical Sensitivity" by S.C. Rowat

"Multiple Chemical Sensitivity" by Heidi M. Hawkins, MAc, LAc

"Multiple Chemical Sensitivities" by the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration

"CAN A MOTHER WITH CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY GIVE HER BABY CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY?" by Patricia Ann Smith-Willis, M. D. (Research)

"Water and Health" by W.J. Rea, MD

"Pesticides & brain-function changes in a controlled environment" by William J. Rea, MD, FACSCDirector Environmental Health Center-Dallas, Dallas, TX, Joel R. Butler, PhDCNorth Texas State University, Denton, TX, John L. Laseter, PhDCCenter for Bio-Organic Studies of the University of New Orleans

"Multiple Chemical Sensitivity - The End of Controversy" by Dr. Martin L. (Marty) Pall, Professor of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences, Washington State University, at http://molecular.biosciences.wsu.edu/Faculty/pall/pall_mcs.htm

"Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome" by Michael K. Magill, M.D., and Anthony Suruda, M.D., M.P.H.

"Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (Environmental Illness)" by Stephen B. Edelson, M.D., F.A.A.F.P., F.A.A.E.M.

"Dubious Allergy-Related Practices: Clinical Ecology and the Feingold Diet" by William T. Jarvis, Ph.D.

With this I close and thank you for your time,

Patrick Casanova, recovering MCS sufferer (my own personal experience is more evidence that MCS can occur on a physical basis).

PS. If you have any questions I will gladly answer. Also, although you are busy, I again recommend that you thoroughly study Pall's theory and his essays.

[NOTE: There is A LOT more information on MCS that I did not include in the letter. If you would like that info let me know]
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Date Posted: 03:33:37 03/07/03 Fri

JFYI, the quotation marks were replaced with question marks because my computer does that whenever I paste something that was written on, and copied of Microsoft Word (I wrote my letter there for spelling and grammer corrections).


>Since MCS is related to environmental health, I
>decided to post my letter here.
>
>On March 6th of this year (2003), I received an email
>from Mary L. Callaghan, the Director of Administration
>of the American College of Allergy, Asthma &
>Immunology.
>
>In the email the Director wrote, "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]." --
>Prior to this, I had wrote to ACAAI and told them
>there was literature that showed MCS not only can
>occur on a physical basis, but most often does; and
>that I believed they had not reviewed such literature.
>
>
>The following is the letter I sent to the
>Editor-in-Chief:
>-----------------------------------
>
>
>Dear ACAAI Annals' Editor-in-Chief,
>
>Thank you for the opportunity to present you with
>literature that I believe you have not reviewed. I
>believe this literature shows that MCS can occur on a
>physical basis, and most often does; although in some
>cases it does also occur on a psychological basis.
>
>I will do my best to present the data briefly, so as
>not to take up too much of your time.
>
>Martin Pall proposes a mechanism for MCS that has
>overwhelming evidence supporting it. Paul's theory
>proposes that elevated levels of nitric oxide/
>peroxynitrite, which then leads to neural
>sensitization, cause MCS.
>
>The following is some of the evidence supporting
>elevated levels of nitric oxide/ peroxynitrite in MCS:
>
>" 1. Several organic solvents thought to be able to
>induce MCS, formaldehyde, benzene, carbon
>tetrachloride and certain organochlorine pesticides
>all induce increases in nitric oxide levels.
>
> 2. A sequence of action of organophosphate and
>carbamate insecticides is suggested, whereby they may
>induce MCS by inactivating acetylcholinesterase and
>thus produce increased stimulation of muscarinic
>receptors which are known to produce increases in
>nitric oxide.
>
> 3. Evidence for induction of inflammatory cytokines
>by organic solvents, which induce the inducible nitric
>oxide synthase (iNOS). Elevated cytokines are an
>integral part of a proposed feedback mechanism of the
>elevated nitric oxide/peroxynitrite theory.
>
> 4. Neopterin, a marker of the induction of the
>iNOS, is reported to be elevated in MCS.
>
> 5. Increased oxidative stress has been reported in
>MCS and also antioxidant therapy may produce
>improvements in symptoms, as expected if the levels of
>the oxidant peroxynitrite are elevated.
>
> 6. In a series of studies of a mouse model of MCS,
>involving partial kindling and kindling, both
>excessive NMDA activity and excessive nitric oxide
>synthesis were convincingly shown to be required to
>produce the characteristic biological response [in
>other words, if the nitric oxide production is
>blocked, then MCS is blocked. At least in animals
>anyway].
>
> 7. The symptoms exacerbated on chemical exposure
>are very similar to the chronic symptoms of CFS (1)
>and these may be explained by several known properties
>of nitric oxide, peroxynitrite and inflammatory
>cytokines, each of which have a role in the proposed
>mechanism.
>
> 8. These conditions (CFS, MCS, FM and PTSD) are
>often treated through intramuscular injections of
>vitamin B-12 and B-12 in the form of hydroxocobalamin
>is a potent nitric oxide scavenger, both in vitro and
>in vivo.
>
> 9. Peroxynitrite is known to induce increased
>permeabilization of the blood brain barrier and such
>increased permeabilization is reported in a rat model
>of MCS.
>
> 10. 5 types of evidence implicate excessive NMDA
>activity in MCS, an activity known to increase nitric
>oxide and peroxynitrite levels."
>
>The above is taken from "Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
>- The End of Controversy" by Dr. Martin L. (Marty)
>Pall, Professor of Biochemistry and Basic Medical
>Sciences, Washington State University, at
>http://molecular.biosciences.wsu.edu/Faculty/pall/pall_
>mcs.htm
>
>I very strongly recommend that you review the essay,
>as it explains the mechanism very clearly and gives
>supporting evidence for it.
>
>The next part of the theory is neural sensitization,
>and rather than quote from Pall's essay, I thought I
>would discuss the literature myself.
>
>
>P300:
>
>Donald Dudley, M.D., studied twenty patients with MCS
>(under Cullen's definition) and discusses his research
>in the book Defining Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
>(1998).
>
>Auditory and visual P300 were influenced
>"significantly" when the olfactory system was
>stimulated with chemicals that had six or fewer carbon
>fragments. The patients were exposed to perfume in an
>everyday amount.
>
>Left and right P300 auditory were greatly decreased
>upon chemical exposure. Though the visual P300 was not
>decreased to the same degree (but decreased none the
>less), there was a significant change in waveform
>quality that caused two patients to have occipital
>seizures. The olfactory system sends signals to every
>part of the brain and uses excitatory amino acids in
>neuro-transmission.
>
>In other words, the brain waves of MCS sufferers go
>haywire upon being exposed to chemicals they are
>sensitive to. This is hardly the work of
>"psychological" disorders (see Defining Multiple
>Chemical Sensitivity by Bonnye E. Matthews, pg. 24,
>summary of "MCS: Trial by Science").
>
>In 1996, Bell reported abnormal EEGs in MCS sufferers,
>which was disrupting their sleep. See "Biomarkers of
>MCS" by Albert Donnay at
>http://www.mcsrr.org/resources/biomarkers.html
>
>
>SPECT IMAGING:
>
>A tool used by Nuclear Medicine Specialists is the
>SPECT brain scan. SPECT stands for Single Photon
>Emission Computerized Tomography.
>
>Rather than show brain structure like CAT or MRI
>scans, SPECT scans show functioning of the brain.
>"Perfusion impairment" means there is a decrease in
>the flow of blood to the brain.
>
>2A. Neurotoxicologist Dr. Gunnar Heuser performed
>before and after SPECT brain scans in many MCS
>patients. The patients were scanned after chemical
>avoidance, and were then scanned again after being
>exposed to perfume. His research findings are as
>follows: MCS patients generally have a decreased flow
>of blood to the brain, which becomes further decreased
>upon exposure to perfumes (see Defining Multiple
>Chemical Sensitivity pgs. 27-30 and a response to the
>Interagency report by Ann McCampbell, M.D.)
>
>2B. Nuclear Medicine specialist Dr. Theodore Simon,
>who trained at Harvard, and his colleagues conducted
>over 1,500 SPECT scans on MCS patients. 90% of these
>patients showed brain damage and deterioration in
>brain function that increased upon chemical exposure.
>The changes that took place upon chemical exposure
>were "very different from the changes associated with
>psychiatric disease."
>
>
>2C. Dr. Gerald H. Ross (M.D., C.C.F.P., D.I.B.E.M.,
>D.A.B.E.M., F.A.A.E.M., F.R.S.M., Past President of
>the American Academy of Environmental Medicine), in a
>documentary, discusses before and after SPECT brain
>scans: MCS patients were scanned in a clean
>environment and then scanned after being exposed to a
>substance that by history they report being sensitive
>to, "in an amount that's an everyday experience
>(...it's not as if they're sniffing glue)." MCS
>patients have abnormal brain cell functioning. After
>the patients were exposed to a substance they were
>sensitive to a "profound" deterioration in brain
>function took place. The area in which this function
>deterioration is present correlates with the
>brain-related symptoms reported by the MCS sufferers
>(see MCS documentary Multiple Chemical Sensitivity:
>How Chemical Exposures May Be Affecting Your Health,
>directed by Allison Johnson).
>
>Dr. Ross, MD. is board certified in both Family and
>Environmental Medicine, and is a member of England's
>Royal Society of Medicine. In addition he has treated
>over one thousand patients with MCS. He is quite far
>from a "quack".
>
>These MCS brain abnormalities are not found in normal
>controls. See ?Response to Errors Prevalent in the
>Understanding of Environmental Illness? by Dr. Gerald
>H. Ross [M.D., C.C.F.P., D.I.B.E.M., D.A.B.E.M.,
>F.A.A.E.M., and F.R.S.M. Past President, of the
>American Academy of Environmental Medicine]
>
>Although this does not show the cause of the disease,
>it does show that chemicals actually are the cause of
>symptoms. This is important to know since it is often
>claimed that ?there is no evidence that chemicals
>actually trigger the symptoms in MCS?.
>
>
>PET IMAGING:
>
>PET scans were used to discover the roll of a specific
>gene in Alzheimer's Disease. PET scans are very
>accurate at showing brain function and metabolism. PET
>stands for Positron-Emission-Tomography.
>
>Function abnormalities on PET scans show up as holes
>in the brain that one medical scientist refers to as
>?function holes?.
>
> Dr. Gunnar Heuser, M.D., Ph.D., FAC.P has also
>performed before and after PET scans. According to his
>studies, PET scans reveal that the brain stem,
>hypothalamic, and limbic areas of the brain are harmed
>by chemical exposures. In regards to radioactive
>glucose uptake, these areas of brain become
>hypermetabolic upon chemical exposure to a degree that
>resembles "focal seizure activity".
>
>Dr. Heuser writes, "Since the limbic system
>contributes emotional reactions and interpretations to
>sensory input, and since patients with amygdaloid (the
>amygdala is part of the limbic system) seizures can
>develop panic and related attacks during an amygdaloid
>seizure, our data appear to explain the emotional
>instability during a reaction to chemicals.
>
>The previously mentioned structures also serve memory
>and cognitive as well as neuroendocrine and autonomic
>nervous system functions, all of which can be deranged
>in a patient with MCS."
>
>The limbic area of the brain is where the nervous,
>endocrine and immune systems interact. Thus, a person
>with MCS may or may not have an abnormal immune system
>(many do).
>
>See "The Role of the Brain and Mast Cells in MCS" by
>Gunnar Heuser, M.D., Ph.D., FACP at
>http://www.tldp.com/issue/210/roleoftheb.htm; ?PET
>Scanning - Alzheimer's Disease? at
>http://www.vitalimaging.com/pet-scan-3.htm; and
>http://www.pbs.org/wnet/brain/scanning/pet
>
>
>SUMMARY AND CLARIFICATION OF BRAIN-RELATED STUDIES:
>
>Auditory and visual evoked potentials are "a measure
>of the ray at which nerves transmit messages from the
>eyes and ears to the brain", and are not influenced by
>emotional factors. Donald's 20 patients were having
>serious, non-allergic reactions to perfumes on a
>physical basis. I ask you, what condition did they
>have?
>
> SPECT and PET scans are very accurate and valid
>tools: "S.P.E.C.T. and P.E.T. can clearly be used to
>delineate functional abnormalities of the brain
>regardless of the cause" (Ethical clinical practice of
>functional brain imaging, Society of Nuclear Medicine
>Brain Imaging Council, J Nucl Med 1996, 37, 1256-9).
>
>Doesn't it strike you as very bizarre that hundreds of
>MCS sufferers would consistently have decreased blood
>flow to the same areas of the brain, if each one were
>simply experiencing a psychological disorder. That
>would be one fascinating coincidence, don't you agree?
>Seems a little too much to be a coincidence to me. In
>addition, the brain functioning of the MCS sufferers
>improved after going on a detoxification plan. Also,
>90% of Simon's MCS patients showed the brain
>dysfunction, not 100%. If Simon's observations were
>tainted, then wouldn't he have had it so ALL (100%) of
>his patients showed brain damage? It doesn't make
>sense to question his research and say that he is
>biased, and that his studies are tainted. He is a
>qualified, independent researcher specializing in
>Nuclear medicine.
>
>Furthermore, in regards to PET scans, if an area of
>the brain does not receive the glucose, it's because
>that part of the brain is not working properly, or at
>all. PET studies on MCS patients with a control group
>show that, in general, the limbic area of MCS
>sufferer's brains is not working properly. This has
>not been found in control groups.
>
>In addition, research by Gary Schwartz, Ph.D., has
>shown that the same brain results occur when the
>patients are unaware of the chemical's presence.
>That?s at least ?blinded?.
>
>Referring to the SPECT and PET brain abnormalities
>seen in the majority of MCS sufferers as a
>psychological phenomenon just doesn't add up,
>scientifically.
>
>
>ENZYME DEFICIENCIES and MAST CELLS:
>
>70% of the Mayo Clinic's MCS patients tested positive
>for disorders of porphyrin metabolism. Many of Grace
>Ziem's MCS patients tested positive for multiple blood
>enzyme deficiencies, including ALA-D, PBG-D, UPG-D
>(Ziem 1997).
>
>In 1996 Heuser discovered that some MCS sufferers had
>a disorder of mast cells. In 1987 Schwartz reported
>that during reactions, some MCS sufferers had variably
>abnormal serum tryptase.
>
>Martin Pall has written papers on the above, stating
>that nitric oxide is known to stimulate mast cells and
>may be able to slow the porphyrin pathway, causing the
>changes reported in MCS.
>
>See "Biomarkers of MCS" by Albert Donnay at
>http://www.mcsrr.org/resources/biomarkers.html; "The
>Role of the Brain and Mast Cells in MCS" by Gunnar
>Heuser, M.D., Ph.D., FACP:
>http://www.tldp.com/issue/210/roleoftheb.htm;
>?Defining Multiple Chemical Sensitivity?, pgs 31-58
>(very technical section and not easy to read); and
>Irene Ruth Wilkenfeld?s response to the interagency
>MCS draft report at
>http://members.aol.com/enviroknow/ATSDR/irene.htm
>
>
>
>TEENAGE MAKES SCIENTIFIC BREAKTHROUGH:
>
>In 1999 an Etobicoke teenager named Dilnaz Panjwani
>"discovered and confirmed a bio-marker for chronic
>fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia (FM) and multiple
>chemical sensitivities/environmental illness (MCS/EI).
> The discovery is a medical breakthrough."
>
>She discovered an abnormal concentration of a
>metabolite that stops oxygen from being delivered from
>the bloodstream to cells. The symptoms include
>fatigue, muscle inflammation, weakness, brain fog, and
>"complete debilitation".
>
>The US. Military invited Panjwani to use her simple
>blood test in military research. "Panjwani?s simple
>blood test is expected to serve both as a diagnostic
>tool, and also as a screening tool in the prevention
>of CFS-MCS-FM."
>
>For more information see my source of this data,
>"Teenager Makes Scientific Breakthrough" at
>http://www.environmentalhealth.ca/fall99breakthru.html
>
>
>PEER-REVIEWED LITERATURE and MEDICAL OPINION:
>
>Dr. Gerald H. Ross [M.D., C.C.F.P., D.I.B.E.M.,
>D.A.B.E.M., F.A.A.E.M., F.R.S.M. Past President of the
>American Academy of Environmental Medicine, May 2000]
>describes the growing body of evidence for MCS'
>physical causation in his May 2000 essay "Response to
>Errors Prevalent in the Understanding of Environmental
>Illness" at
>http://www.environmentalhealth.ca/Ross2000.html.
>
>Ross was invited to a meeting on MCS by the American
>Chemical Society. There he presented his research on
>MCS patients and brain damage. He noted that about 75%
>of all the speakers there presented data that
>supported a physical origin of MCS, while the other
>25% presented, for the most part, opinions that MCS is
>psychological.
>
>From 1952 to 1997 there were 425 published articles on
>MCS (Excluding articles in the Journal of Clinical
>Ecology). Of these, 59 discuss both perspectives, 25
>are research protocols, 104 support the psychogenic
>view, and 231 of the papers present data supporting a
>physical origin of MCS. Almost all of the psychogenic
>papers were written before 1993. As of 1999, there had
>been 609 published peer-reviewed articles on MCS. Of
>these, 311 present data supporting a physical origin
>while 137 present findings (mostly opinionated) of
>psychological origin. This gap is continuing to grow.
>To argue that those 311 pro-MCS articles, which show
>or discuss physical abnormalities in MCS patients and,
>again, exclude clinical ecologist Journal articles,
>were all tainted and biased is absolutely ludicrous.
>
> "It amazes me that in spite of all these publications
>on MCS, that some people continue to loudly proclaim
>that is a non-existent illness" writes Ross, who later
>writes that people who say there is a "lack of
>evidence" in regards to the physical origins of
>chemical sensitivity conditions "are completely at
>odds with the weight of evidence and opinion in the
>published medical and scientific literature."
>
>
>CONTRARY DATA:
>
>Though I will not go over it, there IS data showing
>that some people who believe they have MCS actually
>have a psychological disorder. It has been shown that
>a person can have reactions to a perfume based on
>sub-conscious reaction to the smell that was present
>during a past traumatic event, i.e., abuse, rape, etc.
>
>
>SUMMARY OF SCIENTIFIC DATA:
>
>Stephen Barret wrote, ?With these, however, the range
>of symptoms is virtually endless and typically does
>not correlate with physical findings or science-based
>laboratory tests.? (See
>http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/fadin
>dex.html) Barrett can be contacted at
>sbinfo@quackwatch.com or by phone at (610) 437-1795.
>Clearly, Barrett is either dishonest, or alarmingly
>ignorant of scientific literature.
>
>Ashford wrote, ?People don?t read the literature...
>?The science isn?t there? means ?I haven?t read
>it.?.... You don?t need ironclad evidence when a
>variety of disparate compass needles are all pointing
>in the same direction. In my 30 years in the area of
>environmental health, I see that in no case have we
>been wrong about environmental problems. The problem
>either got worse, or the evidence became stronger.
>Only the most robust environmental and occupational
>problems ever get noticed: That?s why we?ve never been
>wrong.? (Ashford, who has a degree in chemistry, is an
>environmental scientist who serves as a public health
>advisor for the United Nations.)
>
>In summary, although the etiology of chemical
>sensitivity is not know for certain (though Pall?s
>theory has more evidence supporting it than any other
>theory on MCS), there is clear and abundant enough
>data to confirm the existence of chemical sensitivity
>on a physiological basis. Indeed, the scientific
>literature unquestionably proves that there are two
>groups of chemically sensitive sufferers:
>
>In group (1), there is a genuine sensitivity to
>chemicals on a physical basis, which may lead to
>psychiatric problems if the limbic area of the brain
>is affected (in most cases it is).
>
>In group (2), the sufferers, for various reasons
>(often due to traumas) sincerely believe they are
>sensitive to chemicals on a physical basis, but in
>fact are not.
>
>Then of course there are also people with a
>combination of (1) and (2).
>
>An analogy can be drawn from a recent study on food
>allergies. In the study, many people who reacted to
>chocolate and thought they were allergic only reacted
>to the food when they thought it was chocolate
>(placebo study). It is well known that food allergies
>exist, but it is now also known that many people have
>reactions to foods on a psychological basis.
>
>MCS skeptics commonly ignore the data on group (1),
>and focus entirely on group (2). This is made clear in
>the articles written by the MCS skeptic Michael
>Fumento. He appears to be unaware of a great deal of
>data that contradicts his generalized conclusions.
>Fumento is on record as referring to MCS sufferers and
>advocates as "fragrant-phobic fruit cakes" (see
>http://www.fumento.com/washtimesscent.html).
>
>
>
>WHY SO MUCH SKEPTISM?
>
>There are seven major studies that are used to show
>MCS is a psychological condition. In these seven
>studies, there were a total of 334 patients studied.
>However, no more than thirty-three of these patients
>actually had MCS. In five of the studies, none of the
>patients had MCS. Of the remaining two, in one study,
>eighteen out of forty-one had MCS, and in the other
>study no more than fifteen out of fifty-three had MCS.
>Thus, it is fair to state that the studies have
>nothing to do with the real MCS, since it was not
>studied. (See Defining Multiple Chemical Sensitivity,
>pgs 111-130)
>
>Since no consistent laboratory abnormalities were
>found, these studies have been used to say that there
>are no consistent laboratory abnormalities found in
>MCS patients, despite the fact that these seven
>studies did not involve MCS patients. Due to these
>seven studies, policies were made denying
>accommodations to people with MCS, more anti-MCS
>essays were written, and millions of MCS sufferers
>have been left in the dark to suffer with their
>disease without the medical support they deserve.
>
>I am trying to keep this letter as brief as possible,
>but if you would like me to list the seven studies and
>go into detail on them, please do not hesitate to ask
>me.
>
>Ann McCampbell wrote detailed essay titled "MULTIPLE
>CHEMICAL SENSITIVITIES UNDER SIEGE" at
>http://users.lanminds.com/~wilworks/ehnlinx/mcssiege.ht
>m.
>
>Dr. Ronald E. Gots testifies in court against MCS. He
>is depended on more than any other person is to
>discredit MCS. Yet, he is one of the most under
>qualified doctors in the field.
>
>Gots said that MCS "defies classification as a
>disease. It has no consistent characteristics, no
>uniform cause, no objective or measurable features. It
>exists because a patient believes it does and a doctor
>validates that belief." - A comment known to be
>inaccurate as it ignores the data on emission
>tomography brain scans, ERPs, etc.
>
>In his 1998 book, ?Chemical Sensitivity: The Truth
>About Environmental Illness?, co-written with Stephen
>Barret, Gots wrote (admitted that), "people do exist
>who are very sensitive to various micro-organisms,
>noxious chemicals, and common foods." He then goes on
>to say "there is no scientific evidence that an
>immunologic basis exists for such a symptom pattern".
>[Emphasis added]
>
>MCS is not an immunologic disease, yet Gots and Barret
>require the criteria of such for proof of MCS - but
>MCS does not meet the criteria of an immunologic
>disease, hence, they conclude that MCS is
>non-existent. That is poor judgement on the their
>part, as it is a flawed epidemiological approach. This
>is the exact same method used by other ?skeptical
>doctors? to discount MCS. So much for ?objective?.
>
>Dr. Gots has never treated a patient with MCS. He is
>trained in pharmacology, and neither he, nor Barret
>have any training or certification in toxicology. I
>bring this up because Gots is often introduced as
>being ?a toxicologist?.
>
>In addition, Gots and Barrett not actually done any
>peer-reviewed studies on MCS. They only offer their
>interpretations on anti-or-non-MCS studies, and
>completely ignore peer-reviewed publications that
>contradict them. This is hardly in line with the
>scientific method.
>
>Despite this, Barrett finds it necessary to write
>anti-MCS essays on his ?Quack Watch? web site. And
>Gots, well he?s the head of the ?Environmental
>Sensitivities Research Institute? (ESRI)- an Institute
>founded by pesticide manufacturers.
>
>Not known to many, is the fact that fellow ESRI board
>member Frank Mitchell had an important role in the
>writing of the 1998 Interagency Draft Report on MCS.
>Careful review of the report shows some shocking
>discoveries. For starters, the report omitted a 1996
>EPA staff report showing that 58% of people poisoned
>by chlorpyrifos (which increases nitric oxide)
>developed MCS. The list of omissions and examples of
>deliberate data manipulation are too long for me to
>discuss in this letter. See my bibliography for
>references on the report.
>
>Thus, the MCS "skeptics" have managed to twist the
>data that shows groups (1) and (2), and make it appear
>as though there is only group (1).
>
>"They [MCS sufferers] have lost health, careers,
>financial resources, friends, family, and some have
>committed suicide because the pressure upon them was
>too great. This while the media makes of them a
>laughingstock and doctors play word games and chase
>geese. The barbaric treatment afforded these people
>is ignorant, unethical, and amoral", writes Matthews.
>
>
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>
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>
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>
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>)
>
> Responses to the above report at
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>
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>
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>
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>
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>
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>m. Also check out http://www.mcsrr.org;
>
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>
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>Reed Gibson, Ph.D. James Madison University;
>
>"A Brief Overview of MCS" by Cynthia Wilson:
>http://www.ciin.org/what.htm;
>
>"Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: Potential Role for
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>
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>http://www.tldp.com/issue/210/roleoftheb.htm;
>
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>C.C.F.P., D.I.B.E.M., D.A.B.E.M., F.A.A.E.M.,
>F.R.S.M., Past President, American Academy of
>Environmental Medicine:
>http://www.environmentalhealth.ca/Ross2000.html (I
>strongly recommend visiting that site);
>
>"The MCS Debate: A Medical Streetfight" by Eric
>Nelson, The Free Press (Quote: "a growing body of
>evidence and literature - rarely cited by the
>proponents of psychological explanations for MCS -
>indicates that neurotoxic chemicals can irreversibly
>disrupt the central nervous system.")
>
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>-- Cigarette Science at Johns Hopkins" by The
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>
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>
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>
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>by Dr Brian E. Goble Ph.D., Professor Physiological
>Toxicologist:
>http://www.kin.net.au/goble/Acta/research/enzymes.htm;
>
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>
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>Disease" by Hart Brent:
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>
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>Model: With Examples for Multiple Chemical
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>
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>MAc, LAc
>
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>Administration
>
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>CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY?" by Patricia Ann Smith-Willis,
>M. D. (Research)
>
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>
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>TX, John L. Laseter, PhDCCenter for Bio-Organic
>Studies of the University of New Orleans
>
>"Multiple Chemical Sensitivity - The End of
>Controversy" by Dr. Martin L. (Marty) Pall, Professor
>of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences, Washington
>State University, at
>http://molecular.biosciences.wsu.edu/Faculty/pall/pall_
>mcs.htm
>
>"Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome" by Michael K.
>Magill, M.D., and Anthony Suruda, M.D., M.P.H.
>
>"Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (Environmental
>Illness)" by Stephen B. Edelson, M.D., F.A.A.F.P.,
>F.A.A.E.M.
>
>"Dubious Allergy-Related Practices: Clinical Ecology
>and the Feingold Diet" by William T. Jarvis, Ph.D.
>
>With this I close and thank you for your time,
>
>Patrick Casanova, recovering MCS sufferer (my own
>personal experience is more evidence that MCS can
>occur on a physical basis).
>
>PS. If you have any questions I will gladly answer.
>Also, although you are busy, I again recommend that
>you thoroughly study Pall's theory and his essays.
>
>[NOTE: There is A LOT more information on MCS that I
>did not include in the letter. If you would like that
>info let me know]
[> Subject: Re: MCS


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Date Posted: 20:39:55 08/19/03 Tue

Myself and many others agree that these conditions are related to lack of oxygen in the blood stream. I have FM. About a year ago I was told of a farely new product that causes the body to release oxygen for the cells. Within a couple of days I had major improvement in my condition. Which at the time was sleeping 20 hrs a day, lots of pain, and inability to think at all, to name a few. Perhaps you would like to check it out. If so send me an email.

Deborah


>Since MCS is related to environmental health, I
>decided to post my letter here.
>
>On March 6th of this year (2003), I received an email
>from Mary L. Callaghan, the Director of Administration
>of the American College of Allergy, Asthma &
>Immunology.
>
>In the email the Director wrote, "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]." --
>Prior to this, I had wrote to ACAAI and told them
>there was literature that showed MCS not only can
>occur on a physical basis, but most often does; and
>that I believed they had not reviewed such literature.
>
>
>The following is the letter I sent to the
>Editor-in-Chief:
>-----------------------------------
>
>
>Dear ACAAI Annals' Editor-in-Chief,
>
>Thank you for the opportunity to present you with
>literature that I believe you have not reviewed. I
>believe this literature shows that MCS can occur on a
>physical basis, and most often does; although in some
>cases it does also occur on a psychological basis.
>
>I will do my best to present the data briefly, so as
>not to take up too much of your time.
>
>Martin Pall proposes a mechanism for MCS that has
>overwhelming evidence supporting it. Paul's theory
>proposes that elevated levels of nitric oxide/
>peroxynitrite, which then leads to neural
>sensitization, cause MCS.
>
>The following is some of the evidence supporting
>elevated levels of nitric oxide/ peroxynitrite in MCS:
>
>" 1. Several organic solvents thought to be able to
>induce MCS, formaldehyde, benzene, carbon
>tetrachloride and certain organochlorine pesticides
>all induce increases in nitric oxide levels.
>
> 2. A sequence of action of organophosphate and
>carbamate insecticides is suggested, whereby they may
>induce MCS by inactivating acetylcholinesterase and
>thus produce increased stimulation of muscarinic
>receptors which are known to produce increases in
>nitric oxide.
>
> 3. Evidence for induction of inflammatory cytokines
>by organic solvents, which induce the inducible nitric
>oxide synthase (iNOS). Elevated cytokines are an
>integral part of a proposed feedback mechanism of the
>elevated nitric oxide/peroxynitrite theory.
>
> 4. Neopterin, a marker of the induction of the
>iNOS, is reported to be elevated in MCS.
>
> 5. Increased oxidative stress has been reported in
>MCS and also antioxidant therapy may produce
>improvements in symptoms, as expected if the levels of
>the oxidant peroxynitrite are elevated.
>
> 6. In a series of studies of a mouse model of MCS,
>involving partial kindling and kindling, both
>excessive NMDA activity and excessive nitric oxide
>synthesis were convincingly shown to be required to
>produce the characteristic biological response [in
>other words, if the nitric oxide production is
>blocked, then MCS is blocked. At least in animals
>anyway].
>
> 7. The symptoms exacerbated on chemical exposure
>are very similar to the chronic symptoms of CFS (1)
>and these may be explained by several known properties
>of nitric oxide, peroxynitrite and inflammatory
>cytokines, each of which have a role in the proposed
>mechanism.
>
> 8. These conditions (CFS, MCS, FM and PTSD) are
>often treated through intramuscular injections of
>vitamin B-12 and B-12 in the form of hydroxocobalamin
>is a potent nitric oxide scavenger, both in vitro and
>in vivo.
>
> 9. Peroxynitrite is known to induce increased
>permeabilization of the blood brain barrier and such
>increased permeabilization is reported in a rat model
>of MCS.
>
> 10. 5 types of evidence implicate excessive NMDA
>activity in MCS, an activity known to increase nitric
>oxide and peroxynitrite levels."
>
>The above is taken from "Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
>- The End of Controversy" by Dr. Martin L. (Marty)
>Pall, Professor of Biochemistry and Basic Medical
>Sciences, Washington State University, at
>http://molecular.biosciences.wsu.edu/Faculty/pall/pall_
>mcs.htm
>
>I very strongly recommend that you review the essay,
>as it explains the mechanism very clearly and gives
>supporting evidence for it.
>
>The next part of the theory is neural sensitization,
>and rather than quote from Pall's essay, I thought I
>would discuss the literature myself.
>
>
>P300:
>
>Donald Dudley, M.D., studied twenty patients with MCS
>(under Cullen's definition) and discusses his research
>in the book Defining Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
>(1998).
>
>Auditory and visual P300 were influenced
>"significantly" when the olfactory system was
>stimulated with chemicals that had six or fewer carbon
>fragments. The patients were exposed to perfume in an
>everyday amount.
>
>Left and right P300 auditory were greatly decreased
>upon chemical exposure. Though the visual P300 was not
>decreased to the same degree (but decreased none the
>less), there was a significant change in waveform
>quality that caused two patients to have occipital
>seizures. The olfactory system sends signals to every
>part of the brain and uses excitatory amino acids in
>neuro-transmission.
>
>In other words, the brain waves of MCS sufferers go
>haywire upon being exposed to chemicals they are
>sensitive to. This is hardly the work of
>"psychological" disorders (see Defining Multiple
>Chemical Sensitivity by Bonnye E. Matthews, pg. 24,
>summary of "MCS: Trial by Science").
>
>In 1996, Bell reported abnormal EEGs in MCS sufferers,
>which was disrupting their sleep. See "Biomarkers of
>MCS" by Albert Donnay at
>http://www.mcsrr.org/resources/biomarkers.html
>
>
>SPECT IMAGING:
>
>A tool used by Nuclear Medicine Specialists is the
>SPECT brain scan. SPECT stands for Single Photon
>Emission Computerized Tomography.
>
>Rather than show brain structure like CAT or MRI
>scans, SPECT scans show functioning of the brain.
>"Perfusion impairment" means there is a decrease in
>the flow of blood to the brain.
>
>2A. Neurotoxicologist Dr. Gunnar Heuser performed
>before and after SPECT brain scans in many MCS
>patients. The patients were scanned after chemical
>avoidance, and were then scanned again after being
>exposed to perfume. His research findings are as
>follows: MCS patients generally have a decreased flow
>of blood to the brain, which becomes further decreased
>upon exposure to perfumes (see Defining Multiple
>Chemical Sensitivity pgs. 27-30 and a response to the
>Interagency report by Ann McCampbell, M.D.)
>
>2B. Nuclear Medicine specialist Dr. Theodore Simon,
>who trained at Harvard, and his colleagues conducted
>over 1,500 SPECT scans on MCS patients. 90% of these
>patients showed brain damage and deterioration in
>brain function that increased upon chemical exposure.
>The changes that took place upon chemical exposure
>were "very different from the changes associated with
>psychiatric disease."
>
>
>2C. Dr. Gerald H. Ross (M.D., C.C.F.P., D.I.B.E.M.,
>D.A.B.E.M., F.A.A.E.M., F.R.S.M., Past President of
>the American Academy of Environmental Medicine), in a
>documentary, discusses before and after SPECT brain
>scans: MCS patients were scanned in a clean
>environment and then scanned after being exposed to a
>substance that by history they report being sensitive
>to, "in an amount that's an everyday experience
>(...it's not as if they're sniffing glue)." MCS
>patients have abnormal brain cell functioning. After
>the patients were exposed to a substance they were
>sensitive to a "profound" deterioration in brain
>function took place. The area in which this function
>deterioration is present correlates with the
>brain-related symptoms reported by the MCS sufferers
>(see MCS documentary Multiple Chemical Sensitivity:
>How Chemical Exposures May Be Affecting Your Health,
>directed by Allison Johnson).
>
>Dr. Ross, MD. is board certified in both Family and
>Environmental Medicine, and is a member of England's
>Royal Society of Medicine. In addition he has treated
>over one thousand patients with MCS. He is quite far
>from a "quack".
>
>These MCS brain abnormalities are not found in normal
>controls. See ?Response to Errors Prevalent in the
>Understanding of Environmental Illness? by Dr. Gerald
>H. Ross [M.D., C.C.F.P., D.I.B.E.M., D.A.B.E.M.,
>F.A.A.E.M., and F.R.S.M. Past President, of the
>American Academy of Environmental Medicine]
>
>Although this does not show the cause of the disease,
>it does show that chemicals actually are the cause of
>symptoms. This is important to know since it is often
>claimed that ?there is no evidence that chemicals
>actually trigger the symptoms in MCS?.
>
>
>PET IMAGING:
>
>PET scans were used to discover the roll of a specific
>gene in Alzheimer's Disease. PET scans are very
>accurate at showing brain function and metabolism. PET
>stands for Positron-Emission-Tomography.
>
>Function abnormalities on PET scans show up as holes
>in the brain that one medical scientist refers to as
>?function holes?.
>
> Dr. Gunnar Heuser, M.D., Ph.D., FAC.P has also
>performed before and after PET scans. According to his
>studies, PET scans reveal that the brain stem,
>hypothalamic, and limbic areas of the brain are harmed
>by chemical exposures. In regards to radioactive
>glucose uptake, these areas of brain become
>hypermetabolic upon chemical exposure to a degree that
>resembles "focal seizure activity".
>
>Dr. Heuser writes, "Since the limbic system
>contributes emotional reactions and interpretations to
>sensory input, and since patients with amygdaloid (the
>amygdala is part of the limbic system) seizures can
>develop panic and related attacks during an amygdaloid
>seizure, our data appear to explain the emotional
>instability during a reaction to chemicals.
>
>The previously mentioned structures also serve memory
>and cognitive as well as neuroendocrine and autonomic
>nervous system functions, all of which can be deranged
>in a patient with MCS."
>
>The limbic area of the brain is where the nervous,
>endocrine and immune systems interact. Thus, a person
>with MCS may or may not have an abnormal immune system
>(many do).
>
>See "The Role of the Brain and Mast Cells in MCS" by
>Gunnar Heuser, M.D., Ph.D., FACP at
>http://www.tldp.com/issue/210/roleoftheb.htm; ?PET
>Scanning - Alzheimer's Disease? at
>http://www.vitalimaging.com/pet-scan-3.htm; and
>http://www.pbs.org/wnet/brain/scanning/pet
>
>
>SUMMARY AND CLARIFICATION OF BRAIN-RELATED STUDIES:
>
>Auditory and visual evoked potentials are "a measure
>of the ray at which nerves transmit messages from the
>eyes and ears to the brain", and are not influenced by
>emotional factors. Donald's 20 patients were having
>serious, non-allergic reactions to perfumes on a
>physical basis. I ask you, what condition did they
>have?
>
> SPECT and PET scans are very accurate and valid
>tools: "S.P.E.C.T. and P.E.T. can clearly be used to
>delineate functional abnormalities of the brain
>regardless of the cause" (Ethical clinical practice of
>functional brain imaging, Society of Nuclear Medicine
>Brain Imaging Council, J Nucl Med 1996, 37, 1256-9).
>
>Doesn't it strike you as very bizarre that hundreds of
>MCS sufferers would consistently have decreased blood
>flow to the same areas of the brain, if each one were
>simply experiencing a psychological disorder. That
>would be one fascinating coincidence, don't you agree?
>Seems a little too much to be a coincidence to me. In
>addition, the brain functioning of the MCS sufferers
>improved after going on a detoxification plan. Also,
>90% of Simon's MCS patients showed the brain
>dysfunction, not 100%. If Simon's observations were
>tainted, then wouldn't he have had it so ALL (100%) of
>his patients showed brain damage? It doesn't make
>sense to question his research and say that he is
>biased, and that his studies are tainted. He is a
>qualified, independent researcher specializing in
>Nuclear medicine.
>
>Furthermore, in regards to PET scans, if an area of
>the brain does not receive the glucose, it's because
>that part of the brain is not working properly, or at
>all. PET studies on MCS patients with a control group
>show that, in general, the limbic area of MCS
>sufferer's brains is not working properly. This has
>not been found in control groups.
>
>In addition, research by Gary Schwartz, Ph.D., has
>shown that the same brain results occur when the
>patients are unaware of the chemical's presence.
>That?s at least ?blinded?.
>
>Referring to the SPECT and PET brain abnormalities
>seen in the majority of MCS sufferers as a
>psychological phenomenon just doesn't add up,
>scientifically.
>
>
>ENZYME DEFICIENCIES and MAST CELLS:
>
>70% of the Mayo Clinic's MCS patients tested positive
>for disorders of porphyrin metabolism. Many of Grace
>Ziem's MCS patients tested positive for multiple blood
>enzyme deficiencies, including ALA-D, PBG-D, UPG-D
>(Ziem 1997).
>
>In 1996 Heuser discovered that some MCS sufferers had
>a disorder of mast cells. In 1987 Schwartz reported
>that during reactions, some MCS sufferers had variably
>abnormal serum tryptase.
>
>Martin Pall has written papers on the above, stating
>that nitric oxide is known to stimulate mast cells and
>may be able to slow the porphyrin pathway, causing the
>changes reported in MCS.
>
>See "Biomarkers of MCS" by Albert Donnay at
>http://www.mcsrr.org/resources/biomarkers.html; "The
>Role of the Brain and Mast Cells in MCS" by Gunnar
>Heuser, M.D., Ph.D., FACP:
>http://www.tldp.com/issue/210/roleoftheb.htm;
>?Defining Multiple Chemical Sensitivity?, pgs 31-58
>(very technical section and not easy to read); and
>Irene Ruth Wilkenfeld?s response to the interagency
>MCS draft report at
>http://members.aol.com/enviroknow/ATSDR/irene.htm
>
>
>
>TEENAGE MAKES SCIENTIFIC BREAKTHROUGH:
>
>In 1999 an Etobicoke teenager named Dilnaz Panjwani
>"discovered and confirmed a bio-marker for chronic
>fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia (FM) and multiple
>chemical sensitivities/environmental illness (MCS/EI).
> The discovery is a medical breakthrough."
>
>She discovered an abnormal concentration of a
>metabolite that stops oxygen from being delivered from
>the bloodstream to cells. The symptoms include
>fatigue, muscle inflammation, weakness, brain fog, and
>"complete debilitation".
>
>The US. Military invited Panjwani to use her simple
>blood test in military research. "Panjwani?s simple
>blood test is expected to serve both as a diagnostic
>tool, and also as a screening tool in the prevention
>of CFS-MCS-FM."
>
>For more information see my source of this data,
>"Teenager Makes Scientific Breakthrough" at
>http://www.environmentalhealth.ca/fall99breakthru.html
>
>
>PEER-REVIEWED LITERATURE and MEDICAL OPINION:
>
>Dr. Gerald H. Ross [M.D., C.C.F.P., D.I.B.E.M.,
>D.A.B.E.M., F.A.A.E.M., F.R.S.M. Past President of the
>American Academy of Environmental Medicine, May 2000]
>describes the growing body of evidence for MCS'
>physical causation in his May 2000 essay "Response to
>Errors Prevalent in the Understanding of Environmental
>Illness" at
>http://www.environmentalhealth.ca/Ross2000.html.
>
>Ross was invited to a meeting on MCS by the American
>Chemical Society. There he presented his research on
>MCS patients and brain damage. He noted that about 75%
>of all the speakers there presented data that
>supported a physical origin of MCS, while the other
>25% presented, for the most part, opinions that MCS is
>psychological.
>
>From 1952 to 1997 there were 425 published articles on
>MCS (Excluding articles in the Journal of Clinical
>Ecology). Of these, 59 discuss both perspectives, 25
>are research protocols, 104 support the psychogenic
>view, and 231 of the papers present data supporting a
>physical origin of MCS. Almost all of the psychogenic
>papers were written before 1993. As of 1999, there had
>been 609 published peer-reviewed articles on MCS. Of
>these, 311 present data supporting a physical origin
>while 137 present findings (mostly opinionated) of
>psychological origin. This gap is continuing to grow.
>To argue that those 311 pro-MCS articles, which show
>or discuss physical abnormalities in MCS patients and,
>again, exclude clinical ecologist Journal articles,
>were all tainted and biased is absolutely ludicrous.
>
> "It amazes me that in spite of all these publications
>on MCS, that some people continue to loudly proclaim
>that is a non-existent illness" writes Ross, who later
>writes that people who say there is a "lack of
>evidence" in regards to the physical origins of
>chemical sensitivity conditions "are completely at
>odds with the weight of evidence and opinion in the
>published medical and scientific literature."
>
>
>CONTRARY DATA:
>
>Though I will not go over it, there IS data showing
>that some people who believe they have MCS actually
>have a psychological disorder. It has been shown that
>a person can have reactions to a perfume based on
>sub-conscious reaction to the smell that was present
>during a past traumatic event, i.e., abuse, rape, etc.
>
>
>SUMMARY OF SCIENTIFIC DATA:
>
>Stephen Barret wrote, ?With these, however, the range
>of symptoms is virtually endless and typically does
>not correlate with physical findings or science-based
>laboratory tests.? (See
>http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/fadin
>dex.html) Barrett can be contacted at
>sbinfo@quackwatch.com or by phone at (610) 437-1795.
>Clearly, Barrett is either dishonest, or alarmingly
>ignorant of scientific literature.
>
>Ashford wrote, ?People don?t read the literature...
>?The science isn?t there? means ?I haven?t read
>it.?.... You don?t need ironclad evidence when a
>variety of disparate compass needles are all pointing
>in the same direction. In my 30 years in the area of
>environmental health, I see that in no case have we
>been wrong about environmental problems. The problem
>either got worse, or the evidence became stronger.
>Only the most robust environmental and occupational
>problems ever get noticed: That?s why we?ve never been
>wrong.? (Ashford, who has a degree in chemistry, is an
>environmental scientist who serves as a public health
>advisor for the United Nations.)
>
>In summary, although the etiology of chemical
>sensitivity is not know for certain (though Pall?s
>theory has more evidence supporting it than any other
>theory on MCS), there is clear and abundant enough
>data to confirm the existence of chemical sensitivity
>on a physiological basis. Indeed, the scientific
>literature unquestionably proves that there are two
>groups of chemically sensitive sufferers:
>
>In group (1), there is a genuine sensitivity to
>chemicals on a physical basis, which may lead to
>psychiatric problems if the limbic area of the brain
>is affected (in most cases it is).
>
>In group (2), the sufferers, for various reasons
>(often due to traumas) sincerely believe they are
>sensitive to chemicals on a physical basis, but in
>fact are not.
>
>Then of course there are also people with a
>combination of (1) and (2).
>
>An analogy can be drawn from a recent study on food
>allergies. In the study, many people who reacted to
>chocolate and thought they were allergic only reacted
>to the food when they thought it was chocolate
>(placebo study). It is well known that food allergies
>exist, but it is now also known that many people have
>reactions to foods on a psychological basis.
>
>MCS skeptics commonly ignore the data on group (1),
>and focus entirely on group (2). This is made clear in
>the articles written by the MCS skeptic Michael
>Fumento. He appears to be unaware of a great deal of
>data that contradicts his generalized conclusions.
>Fumento is on record as referring to MCS sufferers and
>advocates as "fragrant-phobic fruit cakes" (see
>http://www.fumento.com/washtimesscent.html).
>
>
>
>WHY SO MUCH SKEPTISM?
>
>There are seven major studies that are used to show
>MCS is a psychological condition. In these seven
>studies, there were a total of 334 patients studied.
>However, no more than thirty-three of these patients
>actually had MCS. In five of the studies, none of the
>patients had MCS. Of the remaining two, in one study,
>eighteen out of forty-one had MCS, and in the other
>study no more than fifteen out of fifty-three had MCS.
>Thus, it is fair to state that the studies have
>nothing to do with the real MCS, since it was not
>studied. (See Defining Multiple Chemical Sensitivity,
>pgs 111-130)
>
>Since no consistent laboratory abnormalities were
>found, these studies have been used to say that there
>are no consistent laboratory abnormalities found in
>MCS patients, despite the fact that these seven
>studies did not involve MCS patients. Due to these
>seven studies, policies were made denying
>accommodations to people with MCS, more anti-MCS
>essays were written, and millions of MCS sufferers
>have been left in the dark to suffer with their
>disease without the medical support they deserve.
>
>I am trying to keep this letter as brief as possible,
>but if you would like me to list the seven studies and
>go into detail on them, please do not hesitate to ask
>me.
>
>Ann McCampbell wrote detailed essay titled "MULTIPLE
>CHEMICAL SENSITIVITIES UNDER SIEGE" at
>http://users.lanminds.com/~wilworks/ehnlinx/mcssiege.ht
>m.
>
>Dr. Ronald E. Gots testifies in court against MCS. He
>is depended on more than any other person is to
>discredit MCS. Yet, he is one of the most under
>qualified doctors in the field.
>
>Gots said that MCS "defies classification as a
>disease. It has no consistent characteristics, no
>uniform cause, no objective or measurable features. It
>exists because a patient believes it does and a doctor
>validates that belief." - A comment known to be
>inaccurate as it ignores the data on emission
>tomography brain scans, ERPs, etc.
>
>In his 1998 book, ?Chemical Sensitivity: The Truth
>About Environmental Illness?, co-written with Stephen
>Barret, Gots wrote (admitted that), "people do exist
>who are very sensitive to various micro-organisms,
>noxious chemicals, and common foods." He then goes on
>to say "there is no scientific evidence that an
>immunologic basis exists for such a symptom pattern".
>[Emphasis added]
>
>MCS is not an immunologic disease, yet Gots and Barret
>require the criteria of such for proof of MCS - but
>MCS does not meet the criteria of an immunologic
>disease, hence, they conclude that MCS is
>non-existent. That is poor judgement on the their
>part, as it is a flawed epidemiological approach. This
>is the exact same method used by other ?skeptical
>doctors? to discount MCS. So much for ?objective?.
>
>Dr. Gots has never treated a patient with MCS. He is
>trained in pharmacology, and neither he, nor Barret
>have any training or certification in toxicology. I
>bring this up because Gots is often introduced as
>being ?a toxicologist?.
>
>In addition, Gots and Barrett not actually done any
>peer-reviewed studies on MCS. They only offer their
>interpretations on anti-or-non-MCS studies, and
>completely ignore peer-reviewed publications that
>contradict them. This is hardly in line with the
>scientific method.
>
>Despite this, Barrett finds it necessary to write
>anti-MCS essays on his ?Quack Watch? web site. And
>Gots, well he?s the head of the ?Environmental
>Sensitivities Research Institute? (ESRI)- an Institute
>founded by pesticide manufacturers.
>
>Not known to many, is the fact that fellow ESRI board
>member Frank Mitchell had an important role in the
>writing of the 1998 Interagency Draft Report on MCS.
>Careful review of the report shows some shocking
>discoveries. For starters, the report omitted a 1996
>EPA staff report showing that 58% of people poisoned
>by chlorpyrifos (which increases nitric oxide)
>developed MCS. The list of omissions and examples of
>deliberate data manipulation are too long for me to
>discuss in this letter. See my bibliography for
>references on the report.
>
>Thus, the MCS "skeptics" have managed to twist the
>data that shows groups (1) and (2), and make it appear
>as though there is only group (1).
>
>"They [MCS sufferers] have lost health, careers,
>financial resources, friends, family, and some have
>committed suicide because the pressure upon them was
>too great. This while the media makes of them a
>laughingstock and doctors play word games and chase
>geese. The barbaric treatment afforded these people
>is ignorant, unethical, and amoral", writes Matthews.
>
>
>PARTIAL BIBLIOGRAPHY:
>
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>"Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: A Spurious Diagnosis"
>by Stephen Barrett, M.D.;
>
>The Interagency Workgroup on Multiple Chemical
>Sensitivity, August 24, 1998 (the report can be read
>online at
>)
>
> Responses to the above report at
>http://members.aol.com/enviroknow/ATSDR/main.html;
>
>"Defining Multiple Chemical Sensitivity" by Bonnye E.
>Matthews. The book has chapters by 5 highly qualified
>Doctors. Also her online essay "Chemical Poisoning,
>Abraham Lincoln, and Flashdarks" at
>http://www.fedworkerscomp.net/matthews.htm;
>
>"Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS): What It Is,
>What It Is Not, And how It Is Manifested" by Dr.
>Sheila Bastien, Ph.D.;
>
>"MCS - A Medical Perspective" by Dr. Mark Donohoe, MB
>BS;
>
>"Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)" by Rabin Prusty,
>MSCE: http://www.nettally.com/prusty/forma.htm;
>
>"MULTIPLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITIES UNDER SIEGE" by Ann
>McCampbell, M.D. at
>http://users.lanminds.com/~wilworks/ehnlinx/mcssiege.ht
>m. Also check out http://www.mcsrr.org;
>
>"How Chemical Exposures May Be Effecting Your Health",
>MCS documentary, Directed by Alison Johnson;
>
>"Understanding & Accommodating People with Multiple
>Chemical Sensitivity in Independent Living" by Pamela
>Reed Gibson, Ph.D. James Madison University;
>
>"A Brief Overview of MCS" by Cynthia Wilson:
>http://www.ciin.org/what.htm;
>
>"Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: Potential Role for
>Neural Sensitization" by Barbara A. Sorg;
>
>"The Role of the Brain and Mast Cells in MCS" by
>Gunnar Heuser, M.D., Ph.D., FACP:
>http://www.tldp.com/issue/210/roleoftheb.htm;
>
>"Response to Errors Prevalent in the Understanding of
>Environmental Illness" by Dr. Gerald H. Ross, M.D.,
>C.C.F.P., D.I.B.E.M., D.A.B.E.M., F.A.A.E.M.,
>F.R.S.M., Past President, American Academy of
>Environmental Medicine:
>http://www.environmentalhealth.ca/Ross2000.html (I
>strongly recommend visiting that site);
>
>"The MCS Debate: A Medical Streetfight" by Eric
>Nelson, The Free Press (Quote: "a growing body of
>evidence and literature - rarely cited by the
>proponents of psychological explanations for MCS -
>indicates that neurotoxic chemicals can irreversibly
>disrupt the central nervous system.")
>
>"Corporate Manipulation of Scientific Evidence Linking
>Chemical Exposures to Human Disease: A Case in Point
>-- Cigarette Science at Johns Hopkins" by The
>Alexander Law Firm and Alexander, Hawes & Audet, LLP.
>
>"Porphyria - Another Connection with Multiple Chemical
>Sensitivities" by Linda A. Thompson, M. Div.
>
>"Comprehensive Protocol for Evaluating Disorders of
>Porphyrin Metabolism in Chemically Sensitive Patients"
>by Albert Donnay, MHS, and Grace Ziem, MD, DrPH;
>
>"ENZYMATIC INFLUENCES causation of BRAIN CELL DAMAGE"
>by Dr Brian E. Goble Ph.D., Professor Physiological
>Toxicologist:
>http://www.kin.net.au/goble/Acta/research/enzymes.htm;
>
>"Testing for Toxic Metal- and Chemical-Induced
>Porphyrinuria" by Carl P. Verdon, Ph.D., Terry A.
>Pollock, M.S. and J. Alexander Bralley, Ph.D., C.C.N.
>
>"Porphyria-How Modern Chemicals Trigger the Vampire
>Disease" by Hart Brent:
>http://www.healthcalls.net/hh_porphyria.html;
>
>"Integrated Defense System Overlaps as a Disease
>Model: With Examples for Multiple Chemical
>Sensitivity" by S.C. Rowat
>
>"Multiple Chemical Sensitivity" by Heidi M. Hawkins,
>MAc, LAc
>
>"Multiple Chemical Sensitivities" by the U.S.
>Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health
>Administration
>
>"CAN A MOTHER WITH CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY GIVE HER BABY
>CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY?" by Patricia Ann Smith-Willis,
>M. D. (Research)
>
>"Water and Health" by W.J. Rea, MD
>
>"Pesticides & brain-function changes in a controlled
>environment" by William J. Rea, MD, FACSCDirector
>Environmental Health Center-Dallas, Dallas, TX, Joel
>R. Butler, PhDCNorth Texas State University, Denton,
>TX, John L. Laseter, PhDCCenter for Bio-Organic
>Studies of the University of New Orleans
>
>"Multiple Chemical Sensitivity - The End of
>Controversy" by Dr. Martin L. (Marty) Pall, Professor
>of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences, Washington
>State University, at
>http://molecular.biosciences.wsu.edu/Faculty/pall/pall_
>mcs.htm
>
>"Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome" by Michael K.
>Magill, M.D., and Anthony Suruda, M.D., M.P.H.
>
>"Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (Environmental
>Illness)" by Stephen B. Edelson, M.D., F.A.A.F.P.,
>F.A.A.E.M.
>
>"Dubious Allergy-Related Practices: Clinical Ecology
>and the Feingold Diet" by William T. Jarvis, Ph.D.
>
>With this I close and thank you for your time,
>
>Patrick Casanova, recovering MCS sufferer (my own
>personal experience is more evidence that MCS can
>occur on a physical basis).
>
>PS. If you have any questions I will gladly answer.
>Also, although you are busy, I again recommend that
>you thoroughly study Pall's theory and his essays.
>
>[NOTE: There is A LOT more information on MCS that I
>did not include in the letter. If you would like that
>info let me know]

Subject: opening message


Author:
rattman
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Date Posted: 12:40:39 03/21/02 Thu

I hope everyone enjoys this message forum

Subject: Extend Your Health for Centuries


Author:
James
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Date Posted: 17:34:33 06/22/03 Sun


Remember all of those people in the Bible that used to live for hundreds of years? Adam and Eve were promised eternity if they remained faithful to God, which they didn`t. But even afterwards they lived for many hundred years. Would you like to live that long, or even longer?

Here is a new technology that claims to give faithful users immortality. I don`t know whether this technology actually increases one`s lifespan to the point of immortality, but there are many many testimonials on the internet to its remarkable and amazing beneficial health effects. Mr. Chiu holds a U.S. patent on the technology, but he also provides instructions for making it yourself if you want to do so. If you decide to buy it from him, you only have to pay for it once! It isn`t consumed like sooooo many other health enhancers which you have to buy again and again.

Mr. Chiu has several theories about metaphysics that have been met by a host of cynical skepticism, but I have been able to find nothing but positive responses to this particular technology. Everyone who`s using it seems to love it!

Take a look and see what you think:


Immortality


Subject: GET ALL NATURAL PRODUCTS FOR YOUR HOME!!


Author:
TLPUNLIMITED
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Date Posted: 21:13:57 05/30/03 Fri

STOP PUTTING CHEMICALS INTO YOUR CHILDREN!!

Yes you heard me right! You are putting chemicals into yourselves and into your children. How? By using every day products like shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, household aerosols (lysol,etc). These chemicals are causing so many people to be sick.

Example: my child who is 6 yrs old, has now been diagnosed with acute asthma and allergies. What is her biggest trigger???? Shampoo, soap, and aerosols. The fact that we put chemicals into our children is no wonder they are sick all the time.. and getting sicker each day!!

What if I could show you a site with NATURAL PRODUCTS that will not put chemicals into your children's bodies?

What if I could show you a site with over 110 products that your family uses on a daily basis, plus some you may not.. but need to!?

Here is the link to that site!

http://tlpunlimited.net/bodyextreme.html

My grandmother has been diagnosed with FIBROMIALGA... what is this caused from? In most cases to chemicals being put into our bodies that cause your tissue to deteriorate.

Now, with this said.. head over to this site.. and start making your home a healthier home!

http://tlpunlimited.net/bodyextreme.html

Tonya Pruitt
TLP UNLIMITED
http://tlpunlimited.net
allyskye@artelco.com

Subject: Tracking Bush Environmental and Other Policies


Author:
Quixote
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Date Posted: 13:57:53 01/17/03 Fri

A new website (www.politics-bushwhacking.com) has collected magazine and newspaper articles, editorials, op-ed pieces which test and question the policies of the Bush administration. Included: New York Times, Washington Post, L.A. Times, The Economist, Financial Times, The (Manchester) Guardian, International Herald Tribune, etc, etc. The subjects are the various feasances (mal-, mis- and non-) of Bush and his team, the Bushwhacking of our ENVIRONMENT, economy, foreign relations, Social Security, Medicare and the other items in the social contract between the government and us. Updated (almost) daily. The Table of Contents reads like an indictment. For students of government, your research is done for you.
[> Subject: Re: Tracking Bush Environmental and Other Policies


Author:
marjorie
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Date Posted: 09:35:10 03/25/03 Tue

>A new website (www.politics-bushwhacking.com) has
>collected magazine and newspaper articles, editorials,
>op-ed pieces which test and question the policies of
>the Bush administration. Included: New York Times,
>Washington Post, L.A. Times, The Economist, Financial
>Times, The (Manchester) Guardian, International Herald
>Tribune, etc, etc. The subjects are the various
>feasances (mal-, mis- and non-) of Bush and his team,
>the Bushwhacking of our ENVIRONMENT, economy, foreign
>relations, Social Security, Medicare and the other
>items in the social contract between the government
>and us. Updated (almost) daily. The Table of Contents
>reads like an indictment. For students of government,
>your research is done for you.

Subject: NCRA's Recycling Update 2003 -- Annual Conference SF


Author:
My Nissen
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Date Posted: 15:46:06 02/26/03 Wed

NCRA's Recycling Update 2003 -- Annual Conference
Tuesday, March 18, 8:30 am - 4:45 pm in San Francisco

New Online Registration:
http://www.ncrarecycles.org/ru03.html

Go from out-of-touch to up-to-date in one day.
Northern California Recycling Association's
Recycling Update 2003 presents over 25 knowledgeable
people who take 10 minutes each to tell us what's happening
and what works in the world of resource recovery.

New this year--
* San Francisco location
* BART accessible - (Civic Center)
* Comfortable theater-style seating
* National figures Jerry Powell (editor/publisher of
Resource Recycling magazine) and Lisa Skumatz
(SERA Inc.) will give an end-of-the-day wrap up.

As always--
* Zero Waste continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments
* Hot topic discussion on burning issues
* Meet, discuss, network with folks in the field
* And, of course, NCRA Players antics to lighten the load

- Download brochure for speakers and details
http://www.ncrarecycles.org/ru/ru03.pdf

- Register now, first come first served
http://www.ncrarecycles.org/ru03.html

** Note new location: Auditorium of the California State Office Bldg.
455 Golden Gate Avenue (at Larkin Street) in San Francisco

Subject: Have a healthier cleaner enironment at home


Author:
Marc
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Date Posted: 05:02:35 08/21/02 Wed


There are ways to have a Healthier, cleaner environment at home with home use products that are environmentally safe.

No toxins, chemicals or bleaching agents are used in these products.

This is a company that has the environment in mind and to save the precious resources we have and to help with preserving these resources.

Are you ready to help and want to have a safe home that can be chemical free ?

Why do think Lysol has a warning on the back label saying "Kills everything"?.

Contact prairieboy01@aol.com for more information on how you can help yourself to friendlier, healthy world.
[> Subject: Re: Have a healthier cleaner enironment at home


Author:
Ghita
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Date Posted: 21:51:51 02/19/03 Wed

>
>There are ways to have a Healthier, cleaner
>environment at home with home use products that are
>environmentally safe.
>
>No toxins, chemicals or bleaching agents are used in
>these products.
>
>This is a company that has the environment in mind and
>to save the precious resources we have and to help
>with preserving these resources.
>
>Are you ready to help and want to have a safe home
>that can be chemical free ?
>
>Why do think Lysol has a warning on the back label
>saying "Kills everything"?.
>
>Contact prairieboy01@aol.com for more information on
>how you can help yourself to friendlier, healthy world.

Subject: The soil is starved of nutrients


Author:
Greenfield
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Date Posted: 10:35:36 01/26/03 Sun

A NEW, UNIQUE and ORIGINAL business opportunity has arisen.Would you like to help the environment and AND earn money at the same time? No false promises. No hype.
Serious individuals wanted who are willing to become part of a unique and original opportunity.....for full details email:
infogf@getresponse.com

Subject: Non-Toxic Products


Author:
Adam&Wendy
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Date Posted: 07:26:24 11/01/02 Fri

Did you know that soap, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, and other products you use everyday have chemicals that are harmful to you and your family. In fact, there are many name-brand products that you probably have in your home right now, that have chemicals that have been known to kill children, cause cancer, or a host of other chronic diseases. I would love to tell you about what I have learned about chemicals in the home. I can send you some information on household toxins and non-toxic products. Just email us at puttingfamilyfirst@hotmail.com for more information. And, it's FREE!
[> Subject: Re: Non-Toxic Products


Author:
terese dubose
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Date Posted: 08:03:23 01/18/03 Sat

>Did you know that soap, laundry detergent, cleaning
>supplies, and other products you use everyday have
>chemicals that are harmful to you and your family. In
>fact, there are many name-brand products that you
>probably have in your home right now, that have
>chemicals that have been known to kill children, cause
>cancer, or a host of other chronic diseases. I would
>love to tell you about what I have learned about
>chemicals in the home. I can send you some
>information on household toxins and non-toxic
>products. Just email us at
>puttingfamilyfirst@hotmail.com for more information.
>And, it's FREE!

Subject: Monatomic Minerals now cure over 205 diseases


Author:
angel
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Date Posted: 13:04:18 11/03/02 Sun

What is the value of elemental nutrition. Elements that make all chemistry. All nutrients being a form of chemistry. Lacking elements in the diet do to over farmed soil, and processed food. Aging and toxins inferring with absorbing what little elements that are left. Your body is solely made up of the periodic table, you should be supplementing it...... 206 diseases cured with the simple answer of elemental nutrition.

http://www.osirisisis.com/protocols.html

Subject: Non-Toxic Products


Author:
Adam&Wendy
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Date Posted: 15:51:49 10/17/02 Thu

Did you know that soap, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, and other products you use everyday have chemicals that are harmful to you and your family. Learn how to create a safe home environment by contacting www.momswin.com/puttingfamilyfirst

Subject: Non-Toxic Products


Author:
Adam&Wendy
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Date Posted: 12:13:33 10/16/02 Wed

Did you know that soap, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, and other products you use everyday have chemicals that are harmful to you and your family. Learn how to create a safe home environment by contacting www.momswin.com/puttingfamilyfirst

Subject: Chemical Cleaners - OXYMORON


Author:
wayne
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Date Posted: 15:39:21 10/06/02 Sun

Did you know that Chemicals in Cleaners are harmful to your very own home, children and pets? Then why not try our NEW ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE CLEANSERS! Fox Studios, Sundance Studios, Warner Brothers, the Nat'l Park Services and TONS OF OTHER MAJOR Government and Business Agencies are NOW USING our Safe Cleansers! You should too!! Email Me for Link and Full Details,

Subject: An eternal life device


Author:
Gabriel
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Date Posted: 13:32:09 07/25/02 Thu


Eternal_Life


The subject of physical immortality has always facinated me and believed for the longest time that immortality was only achievible in spirit form. One day while surfing the net, I came across this most unusual website created by a chinese american inventor by the name of Alex Chiu. Though at first his ideas seem a little "radical", the more I read, the more it made sense.
Alex developed finger rings and foot braces that use very powerful ferrite and rare earth magnets to charge the body's "chi" energy fields which is the life force that flows through us. This proports to increase blood flow dramatically and allow the body to repair damaged cells much faster.

I read the testimonials on the website several times. Some of them have phone numbers and email addresses so that you can verify their testamonies.

Bottom line, the devices are said to reverse the effects of aging and bring about a very real possiblity of achieving physical immortality. By the way, his inventions are patented!

My girlfriend and I made our own immortality rings to see for ourselves how these would affect us. Yes, the inventor even has instructions on how to make you own devices but for you own use only. My girlfriend was so excited by the effects she's noticed in her body that she went ahead and ordered a set of professionally made rings and footbraces from the website.

Here is the link; when you get there, please keep an open mind.
http://www.alexchiu.com/affiliates/clickthru.cgi?id=gboerio

I believe Mr. Chiu to be an honest and charitable individual who truly wants to make a positive difference in our world.

Thanks for reading and hope to participate in this forum for a very long time.

Cordially,
Gabriel

Subject: Want to free your home of toxins?


Author:
Lynn
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Date Posted: 18:55:17 05/22/02 Wed

Want to free your home of toxins and make a little money while you improve your health? Visit http://www.onlinemakingmoneyathome.com

Subject: Are You Sick and Tired of all the Toxins and Poisons in Your Home?


Author:
Roberta Gould
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Date Posted: 10:04:58 05/21/02 Tue

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