The forms of chemical sensitivity listed below are those which have al-
ready been identified and defined by mainstream medical science. The
list automatically illustrates that nontoxic\ambient levels of chemicals
are not universally harmless. The list, therefore, illustrates the need for
a plurality of people to avoid pertinent chemical exposures. In main-
stream medical science, environmental illness conditions are diagnosed
in the world of Occupational & Environmental Medicine. Pulmonary
specialists and dermatologists have confirmed chemical sensitivity con-
The bottom line is this: There exist chemical sensitivity conditions that
are not called "Multiple Chemical Sensitivity," and which involve sensi-
tivity to numerous chemicals and irritants. Reactive Airways Dysfunction
Syndrome and Occupational Asthma due to low weight molecular agents
are two examples.
The Merit in Making the List Known
The list serves to counter that which anti-MCS literature serves
to provoke. Needless to say, anti-MCS literature serves to:
1] provoke the powers-that-be into depriving chemically sensitive
persons of reasonable accommodation;
2] provoke the powers-that-be into depriving severely impaired
chemically sensitive persons of disability compensation;
3] persuade marketers into declining to provide consumer product
lines free of those chemical-bearing agents which are known to
trigger adverse reactions such as asthma.
When you illustrate that there are forms of chemical sensitivity that have
already been proven to exist, you illustrate the need of an entire class of
people to avoid ambient levels of those chemical-bearing agents that are
known to harm them. You don't have to wait for the universal recogni-
tion of MCS, in order make this illustration. The recognition of irritant-
induced asthma alone, along with its subset condition, Reactive Airways
Dysfunction Syndrome, is all that is needed to accomplish this.
Even if MCS comes to be declared a non-reality, there will still exist
the ethical requirement to consider the needs of those who suffer from
the case-specific, systemic, and localized forms of chemical sensitivity.
Matters involving formaldehyde-releasing agents, the organophosphate-
carbamate class of pesticide, as well as perfume ingredients, additives,
and reasonable accommodation will have to be addressed. Here is the
list, constructed in two parts:
Generalized\Systemic and Localized Forms
Photoallergic Contact Dermatitis
Benzene-induced Aplastic Anemia
Airborne Irritant Contact Dermatitis
(chlorhexidine-induced & other forms)
Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome
Irritant-associated Vocal Cord Dysfunction
(symptoms include shortness of breath)
Acute Generalized Exanthematous Pustulosi
Chemical Worker's Lung
(a type of Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis)
Occupational Asthma due to low-weight molecular agents
Occupational Urticaria (due to low-weight molecular agents),
as well as systemic forms of urticaria
Pine Resin/Rosin Allergy Albietic Acid Sensitivity
Peruvian Lily Allergy (Tuliposide A Sensitivity)
Red Cedar Allergy (Plicatic Acid Sensitivity)
Methyltetrahydrophthalic Anhydride Allergy
IgE-mediated Triethanolamine Sensitivity
Phthalic Anhydride Hypersensitivity
(Acetylated) Salicylate Sensitivity
Cyanuric Chloride Sensitivity
Ethylene Diamine Sensitivity
... etc., etc., etc.
Note 1: The list of chemical-specific forms is long. None the less,
the subset provided should suffice in proving a point.
Note 2: Sick Building Syndrome was not listed because it is not ex-
clusively caused by ambient chemical exposure. It can also
be caused by viral and mold exposure.
Note 3: Reactive Upper-Airways Dysfunction Syndrome doesn't ap-
pear in the list, being that Irritant Rhinitis was listed. None
the less, RUDS is the subset of irritant-induced rhinosinusitis
or rhinitis that works on the upper-respiratory tract the same
way that RADS works on the lower respiratory tract.
Note 4: Small Airways Disease was not listed. Yet, it was found to
exist in some of the WTC clean-up crew members who be-
came ill during or after the clean-up. See: CT helps find
cause of puzzling cough in WTC Rescue workers. It's
Note 5: There are a multiplicity of contact sensitivity conditions that
were not posted. They were omitted, in order to avoid the
appearance of redundancy.
Note 6: The diagnostic title, Reactive Intestinal Dysfunction Syndrome
(RIDS), has been proposed. See: Reactive intestinal dys-
function syndrome caused by chemical exposure - RIDS.
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