Please forgive the mess!!!
We're in the midst of renovating and updating information on the website. Believe me, it will be worth it! ... a big, BIG thank you to all those foggy-brained elves and other helpers working on getting things set up as quickly as possible! You all rock!
Medical and Dental
(Note: The pages at the above links will look different than this one, but they still belong to this site. Should you visit them, please use your "back" button to return to this page to access the links below until we get everything set up properly. Thank you! and so sorry for the inconvenience!)
Note: denotes a file in pdf format. Adobe Reader is required to read them. (It's free.) Adobe Reader is available for Windows, Mac, Linux and other platforms.
Sincere thanks and gratitude go to Brenda, from MCS-CanadianSources, who originally compiled this list of MCS-specific research. The list is far from complete in terms of ongoing MCS research, but will be updated as regularly as possible.
Case-control study of genotypes in multiple chemical sensitivity: CYP2D6, NAT1, NAT2, PON1, PON2, and MTHFR. McKeown-Eyssen, G, C Baines, DEC Cole, N Riley, RF Tyndale, L Marshall, V Jazmaji. 2004. "This groundbreaking study by McKeown-Eyssen et al. is the first to show genetic differences in enzymes important to detoxification of contaminants comparing people with MCS to those who donít have the condition. It thus provides significant genetic evidence for the existence of MCS as a physically-based phenomenon, not something existing 'only in the mind of the patient,' as skeptics of the condition have asserted."
Symptom Profile of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity in Actual Life Saito M, Kumano H, Yoshiuchi K, Kokubo N, Ohashi K, Yamamoto Y, Shinohara N, Yanagisawa Y, Sakabe K, Miyata M, Ishikawa S, Kuboki T. 2005. "Objective: This study was conducted to confirm the definition of multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) in actual life: that multiple symptoms are provoked in multiple organs by exposure to, and ameliorated by avoidance of, multiple chemicals at low levels. We used the Ecological Momentary Assessment to monitor everyday symptoms and the active sampling and passive sampling methods to measure environmental chemical exposure ... Conclusions: MCS patients do not have either somatic or psychologic symptoms under chemical-free conditions, and symptoms may be provoked only when exposed to chemicals."
Nova Scotia Environmental Health Centre Publications Various research and publications.