Chemical Sensitivity: A Guide to Coping with Hypersensitivity Syndrome, Sick Building Syndrome and Other Environmental Illnesses

Chemical Sensitivity: A Guide to Coping with Hypersensitivity Syndrome, Sick Building Syndrome and Other Environmental Illnesses

by Bonnye L. Matthews
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786437510

ISBN-13: 9780786437511

Pub. Date: 02/06/2008

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

This book, written from a patient's perspective, first defines chemical sensitivity, then describes its effects, and discusses strategies for dealing with it. A complete resource listing, information on documenting a case, expert opinions on CS and an examination of the issues are included. An appendix provides detoxification data.  See more details below

Overview

This book, written from a patient's perspective, first defines chemical sensitivity, then describes its effects, and discusses strategies for dealing with it. A complete resource listing, information on documenting a case, expert opinions on CS and an examination of the issues are included. An appendix provides detoxification data.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786437511
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
02/06/2008
Edition description:
ALT
Pages:
291
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1What Is Chemical Sensitivity?1
A Basic Introduction to CS4
A Medical Overview of CS12
Is CS Psychosomatic?35
2What It's Like to Have Chemical Sensitivity39
Experience During Disease Development39
Experience After Disease Development42
The Problem Patient with a Persistent Problem, Treated by Problem Physicians and Surrounded by Problem People47
3Coping with Chemical Sensitivity71
Physician and Patient Decisions Regarding Exposure72
Patient Education74
General Coping Strategies77
Warning98
4Resources for the Chemical Sensitive101
Legal Counsel101
Financial Resources102
Medical Resources107
Advocacy and Support Groups108
Information on Chemicals110
Government Agencies112
Legislators113
5Documenting the Chemical Sensitive's Case115
Initial Phase116
Filing the Initial Claim122
Workers' Compensation130
Additional Documentation137
6Society and the Chemical Sensitive141
Issues in Chemical Sensitivity141
Where Do We Go from Here?147
Appendix A: Charts from Chapter 1151
Appendix B: Detoxification155
Appendix C: Opinions of Experts159
Appendix D: Toxic Carpet Solution181
Glossary185
Bibliography191
Index271

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