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Posted: 3/16/2006 12:52:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/16/2006 12:53:40 PM EDT by GonzoAR15-1]
This is in my local paper.

For those NOT in the know, "multiple chemical sensitivity" is questioned as a "real"l medical condition.

www.coloradoan.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060316/NEWS01/603160302/1002

Here's a good article on the syndrome and the criticisms of the diagnosis.

www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0GCU/is_n2_v14/ai_19513423

GOod money quote:


Ronald E. Gots, MD, PhD, who has reviewed the medical records of more than a hundred MCS patients, describes MCS as "a label given to people who do not feel well for a variety of reasons and who share the common belief that chemical sensitivities are to blame." He further states: "It 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"
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 12:57:26 PM EDT
That fact that 90% of those that have this "disorder" are women age 30 to 50 pretty much says it's not a real disease or disorder. Sounds more like a cry for attention. If it was real why would chemical only affect women? Are men some how immune to the effects of chemicals? Why age 30 to 50? How can this disorder suddenly appear and disappear? Why don't other allergies magically disappear?
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 1:25:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SWIRE:
That fact that 90% of those that have this "disorder" are women age 30 to 50 pretty much says it's not a real disease or disorder. Sounds more like a cry for attention. If it was real why would chemical only affect women? Are men some how immune to the effects of chemicals? Why age 30 to 50? How can this disorder suddenly appear and disappear? Why don't other allergies magically disappear?



Yup.

What's amazing is that people are now getting sued under the ADA, for example, for allowing "other" employees to wear perfume and deoderant which these folks claim to react to.
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 7:14:07 PM EDT
One of my professors had a girlfriend who claimed to have this disorder. The kook made him give up his lucrative job and move to some spot of coast of California, "the only place in the US with totally clean air" according to this mentally ill dimwit.
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