Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
"On May 12th, 2013 at 10:15-10:30pm (EST) Niagara Falls recognized and payed honor to Fibromyalgia Awareness Day and the 1 in 50 people in the world suffering from this widespread chronic pain condition."
"LENNEWITZ, Germany Many Europeans see American farming and its reliance on genetically modified crops as more Frankenstein than Farmer in the Dell. Now, the opposition here to U.S. agricultural practices is threatening to become a major battle in discussions starting next month that could sweep away trade barriers between the United States and Europe. Many here worry that a trade pact would ease regulations that have made it difficult for genetically modified crops and products to reach European shores. Genetically modified crops are broadly unpopular in Europe, and farmers and environmentalists fear that if trade restrictions are lowered, both genetically modified seeds and U.S.-grown genetically modified products would quickly take over European farmland and grocery stores."
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
"Some experts say no level of exposure is safe, push for zero tolerance from CDC"
"Even not-so-loud sounds seemed to raise people's heart rate in small study"
Food Allergy Awareness Week 2013 – Online Resources
In observance of Food Allergy Awareness Week 2013, NIAID encourages the public to learn more about and share valuable information about food allergy. Following are online resources about food allergy:
"Partial smoking bans still left study participants with signs of tobacco exposure"
"Polluted air can lower organ's filtering ability, new research suggests"
"Breathing in 'nanomaterials' seems to cause inflammation, study contends"
Webinar: How to Create Greener and Healthier Schools for Children and Teachers
WHEN: Thursday May 23 4:30pm 5:45 pm
WHERE: Free Webinar From Your Home/Computer
RSVP online at: http://bit.ly/healthyschoolswebinar
Healthy schools that are free from toxic chemicals are critical to children's health. Unfortunately school building materials and products can contain chemicals harmful to children's health that have been linked to asthma, learning and developmental disabilities, cancer and other serious health problems on the rise. For example, hazardous chemicals and materials like mercury, phthalates, vinyl and halogenated flame retardants have been found in lighting, flooring, office supplies, and/or other products in schools. The good news is safer and affordable alternatives are available for schools and parents to use and purchase.
Learn how you can encourage your school to be greener and healthier by launching an environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP) program.
Join this free webinar sponsored by NYS United Teachers (NYSUT), the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) the Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ) and the Green Schools Alliance.
RSVP online at: http://bit.ly/healthyschoolswebinar
Questions? Contact email@example.com / 212-964-3680.
Funding provided by the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute through a grant from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Environmental Conservation
Mike Schade, Markets Campaign Coordinator
Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ)
212.964.3680 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The lawsuit states that one of Reynolds' co-workers wore a scented product that triggered a severe reaction, and that Reynolds' doctor warned the city that workplace exposure could be "life-threatening" to Reynolds."
Saturday, May 11, 2013
By Cort Johnson
WORKING WELL FOR ME/CFS
Our goal is to facilitate an understanding of the biological basis for fatigue and provide objectively determined therapeutic interventions that will improve quality of life for this population. Staci Stevens, Program Director for Workwell"
Friday, May 10, 2013
Escalating numbers of people throughout the world are presenting to primary care physicians, allergists, and immunologists with myriad clinical symptoms after low-level exposure to assorted everyday chemicals such as smoke, perfumes, air fresheners, paints, glues, and other products. This clinical state is referred to by various diagnostic labels, including multiple chemical sensitivity disorder, environmental intolerance, chemical sensitivity (CS), and sensitivity-related illness, and has been the subject of much controversy within the health care community.
The goal of this study was to provide a brief overview of the etiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, and management of CS. An evaluation of the medical community's response to this emerging diagnosis was also explored.
This review was prepared by assessing available medical and scientific literature from MEDLINE, as well as by reviewing numerous books, toxicology journals, conference proceedings, government publications, and environmental health periodicals. A primary observation, however, is that there is limited scientific literature available on the issue of CS. The format of a traditional integrated review was chosen because such reviews play a pivotal role in scientific research and professional practice in medical issues with limited primary study and uncharted clinical territory.
The sensitization state of CS seems to be initiated by a significant toxic exposure, occurring as a 1-time event, or on surpassing a threshold of toxicity after toxicant accrual from repeated lower-level exposures. Once sensitized through a toxicant-induced loss of tolerance, individuals exposed to inciting triggers such as minute amounts of diverse everyday chemicals may experience various clinical and immune sequelae, sometimes involving lymphocyte, antibody, or cytokine responses. Precautionary avoidance of inciting triggers will prevent symptoms, and desensitization immunotherapy or immune suppression may improve symptoms in some cases. Sustained resolution of the CS state occurs after successful elimination of the accrued body burden of toxicants through natural mechanisms of toxicant bioelimination and/or interventions of clinical detoxification. Despite extensive clinical evidence to support the veracity of this clinical state, many members of the medical community are reluctant to accept this condition as a pathophysiologic disorder.
The emerging problem of ubiquitous adverse toxicant exposures in modern society has resulted in escalating numbers of individuals developing a CS disorder. As usual in medical history, iconoclastic ideas and emerging evidence regarding novel disease mechanisms, such as the pathogenesis of CS, have been met with controversy, resistance, and sluggish knowledge translation.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013
City of Independence, Ohio signed an MCS Resolution delcaring the month of May of each year Whole Chemical Sensitivity Awareness Month!
Thursday, May 2, 2013
City of Toronto issues proclamation for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities Awareness Day!
Organizer Jennifer Parker of Somers Point was diagnosed seven years ago with mycotoxicosis, more widely recognized as multiple chemical sensitivity, or MCS. The disease can make prisoners of its victims and is more prevalent than she could have imagined when she first got sick."
"Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness." - James Thurber
May is MCS Awareness month!
MCS America works to educate the public and advocate for people with MCS, specifically to gain medical, legal, and social recognition for multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) as a disorder of organic biological origin induced by toxic environmental insults. We also work to ensure that environmental toxicants are identified, reduced, regulated, and enforced.
One of the greatest ways to generate awareness is to wear clothing and accessories which mention and promote MCS. MCS America has provided several designs to Cafe Press on a volunteer basis to further the awareness of MCS and to support the mission of MCS America. All the designs are available in yellow shirts and bags. Cafe Press prints these designs and sells the items from their website. Our Cafe Press mark-up is 0%, so we take no income from this project and buyers pay Café Press's wholesale cost only. Sample designs are available at http://mcs-america.org/index_files/MCSstore.htm.
Happy MCS Awareness Month from MCS America!
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
"A top-down approach has helped to advance research within the field of chronic fatigue syndrome, explains the CFS Research Foundation's Anne Faulkner
For more than a quarter of a century, chronic fatigue syndrome, or myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME), has stimulated vigorous debate amongst members of the medical research community. From the outset, however, those working to promote investigation into this illness have been involved in an uphill struggle. Surprisingly, one of the most significant obstacles originated from sections of the medical community that were reluctant to recognise CFS/ME as a genuine illness. Moreover, pejorative terms such as 'yuppie flu' did little to improve the condition's credibility within a broader societal context."
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