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What's multiple chemical sensitivity?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Considered fringe

The "pop" idea that certain individuals have fatigue and vague symptoms because they are exquisitely sensitive to a huge number of different artificial chemicals in the environment, and that they should be entitled to dictate that co-workers not wear perfume, etc.
, has found little scientific support. Allergies to individual chemicals -- natural or synthetic -- is probably underrecognized.

In brief: Considered fringe

The "pop" idea that certain individuals have fatigue and vague symptoms because they are exquisitely sensitive to a huge number of different artificial chemicals in the environment, and that they should be entitled to dictate that co-workers not wear perfume, etc.
, has found little scientific support. Allergies to individual chemicals -- natural or synthetic -- is probably underrecognized.
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