is an absolute must-read that dispels the defamatory writings of all of the Stephen
Barretts of this world who seek to deceive humanity into believing that chemicals,
at ambient levels, are entirely harmless.
Ironically, after all of his damning literature, Stephen Barret spent a total of one
sentence ... toward the end of an article ... stating that there are legitimate cases
where people who have had long-term exposure to low levels of chemicals or
short-term exposure to high levels of chemicals have had their health compro-
mised ... have been injured.
All in all, Barrett did admit to the valid existence of chemical sensitivity. Such
chemical sensitivity comes in diagnostic names such as Occupational Asthma due
to Low-Weight Molecular Agents and Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome,
as well as other ones. The problem is that those who are supportive of chemically
sensitive persons bull-headedly use the phrase, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, only.
So, the Stephen Barretts attacked that one phrase and ignored the undebated chemi-
cal sensitivity diagnoses such as Irritant-induced Asthma.
Multiple Chemical Sensitvity, incidentally, refers to chemical sensitivity affecting
multiple body organs. A person sufferring from a single illness such as Irritant-
induced Asthma might be reactive to four dozen chemicals or three and four dif-
ferent categories of chemicals. The stubborn bull-headedness of those writing
on behalf of the chemically sensitive have been sabotaging the cause, all along.
They did much more harm than good in obsessing themselves in a semantics
game. They are too lazy or stubborn to type-out the various mainstream med-
ical diagnoses that spell chemical sensitivity in specificity. This includes the
aforementioned diagnosies and Irritant-associated Vocal Cord Dysfunction,
Airborne Irritant Dermatitis, and other ones.
Anyway, the article linked below is a mainstream, peer-reviewed paper posted
on the United States' government site run by the National Institute of Health.
It's technically known as the National Center for Biotechnological Informat-
ion. That one government entity trumps all of the Stephen Barretts of this world,
combined. So, go ahead and read what mainstream medical science actually says
about Chemical Sensitivity.
The paper is titled, Endocrine Disruptors and Asthma-Associated Chemicals
in Consumer Products. It's the work of six authors. This denotes diligence
in the writing thereof.
A Sample of the paper goes as follows: