Defining Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
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About the Book
The number of people suffering from Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) is greater than the number suffering from AIDS, yet the general public and the medical community know very little about the disease. More and more people are disabled daily, despite the fact that the condition does not have to occur.
In Part One of this work, experts review the research into the disease, along with treatment strategies. Part Two examines the legal recourses available to MCS sufferers, such as workers’ compensation claims and product liability suits. How the medical community has often worked against MCS sufferers is the focus of Part Three, demonstrating that medical opposition to the disease is unfounded. The editor, an MCS sufferer, details her own case in Part Four.
About the Author(s)
Edited by Bonnye L. Matthews
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: 14 photos, 18 tables, notes, index
Copyright Date: 2008 
Table of Contents
1 Chemical Sensitivity: A Psychological Perspective 5
2 MCS: Trial by Science 9
3 SPECT Brain Scanning After Chemical Injury 27
4 Porphyria, Cytochrome P-450, and Toxic Exposure 31
5 No Balm in Gilead: Why Workers’ Compensation Fails Workers 61
6 Junk Science 103
7 Medical Literature and MCS: An Analysis of Seven Papers 111
8 My Experience with Chemical Sensitivity 135
About the Contributors 199
Book Reviews & Awards
“well written…informative”—Friends of a Feather; “several perspectives representing medical, legal, personal and political views”—New Perspectives.