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Recognition in Japan

Mainichi (Japan) June 12, doctor 2009 Chemical sensitivity syndrome will make the list of illnesses used in electronic medical charts and electronic treatment fee claim forms, it has been learned. The Medical Information System Development Center (MEDIS-DC), an organization affiliated with the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, is planning to make the revision effective Oct. 1. This marks the first time the government has officially recognized the condition. Whether or not a condition is covered by health insurance is based on this list, and the addition of chemical sensitivity (CS) syndrome is expected to bring relief to the estimated 700,000 people who suffer from the condition and are currently paying treatment expenses. In May, the Tokyo-based organization Sick House Syndrome Liaison Committee, which had urged the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare to officially recognize CS as a medical condition, was advised by the ministry to submit an application for approval to MEDIS-DC. The committee was contacted by MEDIS-DC on June 1 with news that it planned to add CS to the list on Oct. 1. Sick house syndrome, which is a type of CS, is already covered by health insurance. However, while sick house syndrome is triggered by indoor air pollution from chemicals such as formaldehyde and toluene, chemicals that are present both indoors and outdoors such as pesticides and cigarette smoke are responsible for the onset of CS. As a result, the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry had heretofore,…
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MCS by Martin Pall

Hypersensibilité Chimique Multiple (HCM) au sein de la revue «Toxicologie générale et appliquée», nurse 3eme édition. Letter from Martin L. Pall, Saturday 6th June 2009: I was delighted when I was asked by the three editors of the future publication, “General and Applied Toxicology, 3rd Edition” (John Wiley and Sons) to write a review on multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) for this prestigious multivolume set. MCS, as I am sure you know, has been largely ignored by toxicologists in general and I was delighted that these three prominent scientists, all of whom had extensive published research on the actions of chemicals implicated in MCS, asked me to write such an article. This was important recognition not only for my own work on MCS but also that MCS is now recognized as a toxicological phenomenon. The paper, entitled Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: Toxicological Questions and Mechanisms is the most extensively documented publication on MCS, and will be a 54 page chapter in this multivolume set. While the majority of this paper comes from my earlier publications on MCS, it also contains several very important sections that are largely novel. There are seven classes of chemicals implicated in MCS and all seven of these can indirectly produce a common response in the body, increased NMDA activity. Furthermore, animal studies have shown that members of all seven of these classes of chemicals can have their toxic responses lowered by using an NMDA antagonist. This clearly demonstrates not only that they produce such increased NMDA activity…
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MCS by Martin Pall

MCS by Martin Pall
Hypersensibilité Chimique Multiple (HCM) au sein de la revue «Toxicologie générale et appliquée», 3eme édition. samedi 6 Juin 2009 Martin L Pall, Professeur émérite de biochimie et science médicale basique Publié par : General and Applied Toxicology Titre original : MCS – Multiple Chemical Sensitivity at “General and Applied Toxicology - 3rd Edition” Traduit en français par Catherine Hochart pour SOS-MCS et contaminations-chimiques.info J’ai été très heureux lorsque les 3 éditeurs de la revue «Toxicologie Générale et appliquée» dont la 3ème édition sera bientôt éditée, m'ont demandé d'écrire un rapport sur l'HCM (sensibilité chimique multiple) pour cette prestigieuse publication multi-volumes.L'HCM, comme vous devez le savoir, a été très largement délaissée par les toxicologues en général et j'ai été enchanté que ces trois scientifiques reconnus (chacun d'entre eux ayant publié des études approfondies sur l'action des agents chimiques impliqués dans l'HCM) m'aient demandé d'écrire un tel article.Cela démontre une importante reconnaissance, non seulement pour le travail que j'ai effectué sur l'HCM, mais aussi pour le fait que l'HCM soit maintenant reconnu comme un phénomène toxicologique.L'article, dont le titre est «Hypersensibilité chimique multiple : questions et mécanismes toxicologiques» représente la publication la plus documentée et détaillée sur le HCM. Il fera l'objet d'un chapître de 54 pages au sein de cette publication multi-volumes. Bien qu'une grande partie de cet article soit issue d'une publication antérieure sur le HCM, il comprendra également plusieurs sections très importantes qui seront largement actualisées.Il existe 7 classes d'agents chimiques impliqués dans les HCM et chacun de ces…
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Téléphonie mobile, Wifi,Wimax et Santé : état des lieux (french only)

Téléphonie mobile, Wifi,Wimax et Santé : état des lieux (french only)
Extraits choisis du Colloque Téléphonie mobile, Wifi,Wimax et Santé : état des lieux organisé par Noël Mamère et Robin des Toits et qui s'est tenu le 12 janvier 2009 à l'Assemblée Nationale.   Tél Mobile Wifi Wimax et Santé - Colloque Ass... by papachou95   Professeur Dominique Belpomme décrit de le Syndrome d'intolérance aux champs électromagnétiques (SICEM) et l'EHS (Electro-hyeprsensibilité) Pr D Belpomme 1-2 Colloque Ass Nat Ondes et... by papachou95 Pr D Belpomme 2-2 Colloque Ass Nat Ondes et... by papachou95 Olle Johansson et Pierre le Ruz Johansson/Le Ruz Colloque Ass Nat Ondes et... by papachou95
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1999 MCS consensus statement

This article was published in the May/June 1999 issue of Archives of Environmental Health, Vol. 54, No. 3, pp. 147–149. Heldref Publications, Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation http://www.heldref.org. The publisher grants permission for the free reprinting and distribution of this statement. Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: A 1999 Consensus ABSTRACT. Consensus criteria for the definition of multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) were first identified in a 1989 multidisciplinary survey of 89 clinicians and researchers with extensive experience in, but widely differing views of, MCS. A decade later, their top 5 consensus criteria (i.e., defining MCS as [1] a chronic condition [2] with symptoms that recur reproducibly [3] in response to low levels of exposure [4] to multiple unrelated chemicals and [5] improve or resolve when incitants are removed) are still unrefuted in published literature. Along with a 6th criterion that we now propose adding (i.e., requiring that symptoms occur in multiple organ systems), these criteria are all commonly encompassed by research definitions of MCS. Nonetheless, their standardized use in clinical settings is still lacking, long overdue, and greatly needed—especially in light of government studies in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada that revealed 2–4 times as many cases of chemical sensitivity among Gulf War veterans than undeployed controls. In addition, state health department surveys of civilians in New Mexico and California showed that 2–6%, respectively, already had been diagnosed with MCS and that 16% of the civilians reported an “unusual sensitivity” to common everyday chemicals. Given this high prevalence, as well as…
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