• Unfortunately I found myself on a website reading a rather heated debate between multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) sufferers and those who believe (or portain to believe) that MCS is a psychiatric disorder. (ei-resource.org)
  • In this issue of American Family Physician , Magill and Suruda 1 use the term "multiple chemical sensitivity" to identify a baffling constellation of symptoms without a clear origin other than the sufferer's declaration that it is caused by exposure to chemicals-most commonly man-made chemicals. (aafp.org)
  • So as not to further contribute to the confusion of names, I will use the term "multiple chemical sensitivity. (aafp.org)
  • These symptoms did not originate with multiple chemical sensitivity. (aafp.org)
  • Thus, the constellation of symptoms described for multiple chemical sensitivity is not new and perhaps this is not a new phenomenon. (aafp.org)
  • Although this explanation may not fully apply to multiple chemical sensitivity, undoubtedly the discriminating physician must include the impact of psychosocial elements when evaluating these patients. (aafp.org)
  • During the past five years, we have seen a growing percentage of patients with previously diagnosed multiple chemical sensitivity or a similar diagnosis who had undergone SPECT scans. (aafp.org)
  • Multiple chemical sensitivity is not simply a medical concern of diagnosis and treatment, but it is becoming a major social and economic issue with a strong activist agenda. (aafp.org)
  • Advocates of multiple chemical sensitivity have successfully sought sympathy and support by attacking the chemical industry and others as the source of their plight. (aafp.org)
  • A newsletter reports legislative, public policy and court decisions that support multiple chemical sensitivity as a legitimate disease or disability. (aafp.org)
  • 8 Thus, multiple chemical sensitivity may become a disease by a legal fiat. (aafp.org)
  • He then moved to the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he obtained his Ph.D. under the tutelage of Prof. Huimin Zhao developing cooperative one-pot chemoenzymatic reactions. (ufl.edu)
  • Mérida's research interests focus on the incorporation of educational models for optimized platforms for traditional and complementary unit operations, fermentation kinetics & modeling, and nanotechnology for fermentation and biomedical applications. (ufl.edu)
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