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Environmental Illness

Author : Herman Staudenmayer
ISBN : 9781351450584
Genre : Science
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Environmental illness: certain health professionals and clinical ecologists claim it impacts and inhibits 15 percent of the population. Its afflicted are led to believe environmental illness (EI) originates with food, chemicals, and other stimuli in their surroundings -as advocates call for drastic measures to remedy the situation. What if relief proves elusive-and the patient is sent on a course of ongoing, costly and ineffective ""treatment""? Several hundred individuals who believed they were suffering from EI have been evaluated or treated by Herman Staudenmayer since the 1970s. Staudenmayer believed the symptoms harming his patients actually had psychophysiological origins-based more in fear of a hostile world than any suspected toxins contained in the environment. Staudenmayer's years of research, clinical work-and successful care-are now summarized in Environmental Illness: Myth & Reality. Dismissing much of the information that has attempted to defend EI and its culture of victimization, Staudenmayer details the alternative diagnoses and treatments that have helped patients recognize their true conditions-and finally overcome them, often after years of prolonged suffering.

Breaking Out Of Environmental Illness

Author : Robert Sampson
ISBN : 187918141X
Genre : Health & Fitness
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This is a book written to accelerate the personal healing of anyone suffering from any form of environmental illness. It tells the story of how a physician and a nurse liberate themselves from a common debilitating condition. After exhaustive attempts to heal themselves through conventional methods, they moved beyond feeling victimized by physical symptoms. Instead, they learned how to interpret them as communications from their bodies about unexpressed emotions and various structures they had created in their lives which no longer supported them.

Medical Subject Headings

Author : National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
ISBN : UOM:39015036556986
Genre : Subject headings
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Environmental Health Perspectives

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132173795
Genre : Environmental health
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Law Environmental Illness And Medical Uncertainty

Author : Tarryn Phillips
ISBN : 9781134081349
Genre : Health & Fitness
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We’ve seen it before, with asbestos-related disease, leukaemia clusters and lung cancer caused by cigarettes. There tends to be a lag between the emergence of environmental risks and chemical injuries, and their recognition and therapeutic treatment by medicine and the law. Law, Environmental Illness and Medical Uncertainty examines how our society governs new health concerns as they emerge, and the barriers that face new and uncertain theories seeking recognition in the law. In this book, Tarryn Phillips focuses her investigation on the struggle over the controversial condition multiple chemical sensitivities, or MCS (also known as environmental illness). Presenting nine case studies where workers sought compensation for MCS from their multinational employers, she captures a nuanced portrait of their embittered, unequal battles over the scientific, legal and insurance paradigms for understanding toxic risk, environmental illness and the regulation of industry. It draws on three years of fieldwork in Australia, including interview data with lay people and sympathetic and sceptical experts, participant observation in the courtroom and textual analysis of official reports. The book gives a unique, ethnographic insight into the governance of risk and uncertainty within a neoliberal economy, medico-scientific controversies and courtroom dramas. It highlights how a skeptical approach towards emergent environmental concerns is encouraged within the current regime, and decision-makers face disincentives for taking a sympathetic approach. Compellingly written and easy to read, it should appeal widely to interested lay people, and students and scholars of science and technology studies, medical anthropology, sociology of health and illness, and critical legal studies.

Healing Environmental Illness From Within

Author : Marcia Murphy
ISBN : 9781412002899
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Healing Environmental Illness from Within is a true story of one woman's journey of healing from chemical and electromagnetic sensitivity, chronic fatigue and allergies. In the book, Marcia describes the development of her illness and the baffling, seemingly unrelated symptoms she experienced for nine years before diagnosis. She shares her experience with physiological treatments which brought temporary relief of symptoms and explains why none were sufficient to bring true healing. In the second half of the book, Marcia shares how she found her way back to wellness by going within her heart to examine the disempowered way she was living her life. She describes her life experiences from childhood to the present day which created disharmony in her mind and spirit, eventually taking the form of serious illness in her body. Most importantly, she tells how she came to understand and let go of the emotional blocks crippling her immune system, and how doing so allowed her to resume a life of quality. The healing path Marcia chose to follow will touch your heart as you recognize familiar life circumstances all of us face at one time or another. You will understand how the choices you make and your responses to people and daily life events can affect the strength of your immune system, and thus your health. Above all, the book offers hope to people suffering from environmental illness, giving them a new perspective to consider in working to regain health. It is a must-read book for anyone suffering from any illness who believes that recovery is impossible.

Bodies In Protest

Author : Steve Kroll-Smith
ISBN : 9780814747520
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Hebrew as a language is just over 3,000 years old, and the story of its alphabet is unique among the languages of the world. Hebrew set the stage for almost every modern alphabet, and was arguably the first written language simple enough for everyone, not just scribes, to learn, making it possible to make a written record available to the masses for the first time. Written language has existed for so many years—since around 3500 BCE—that most of us take it for granted. But as Hoffman reveals in this entertaining and informative work, even the idea that speech can be divided into units called “words” and that these words can be represented with marks on a page, had to be discovered. As Hoffman points out, almost every modern system of writing descends from Hebrew; by studying the history of this language, we can learn a good deal about how we express ourselves today. Hoffman follows and decodes the adventure that is the history of Hebrew, illuminating how the written record has survived, the significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls and ancient translations, and attempts to determine how the language actually sounded. He places these developments into a historical context, and shows their continuing impact on the modern world. This sweeping history traces Hebrew's development as one of the first languages to make use of vowels. Hoffman also covers the dramatic story of the rebirth of Hebrew as a modern, spoken language. Packed with lively information about language and linguistics and history, In the Beginning is essential reading for both newcomers and scholars interested in learning more about Hebrew and languages in general.

Our Fragile World

Author : Carolyn Gorman
ISBN : 0615765289
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This book illustrates the interdependence of and fragility of our ecosystems and their impact on our health and daily living. The problems of air, water and food contamination affect all living things and all ecosystems. This book is written in a spirit of stewardship for our earth in the hopes that it may awaken a new sense of urgency concerning the protection of our fragile world. It is intended for individuals and families in the hope that it will help them in understanding cause and treatment options for those with environmental illness.

Living With Environmental Illness

Author : Stephen Edelson
ISBN : 087833968X
Genre : Health & Fitness
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People who have Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) are often disbelieved and misdiagnosed. The interaction of low-level chemicals that are constantly present in our environment cause sufferers of MCS to develop symptoms such as fatigue, depression, headaches, sore throats, asthma, chest pains, and circulation problems. In "Living With Environmental Illness", the authors discuss how the growing numbers of chemicals we're exposed to daily have contributed to the sharp rise of environmental illnesses in recent years. They provide a checklist for determining whether you may be suffering from MCS, describe the ten developmental stages of the disease, tell how to determine who is most at risk for developing symptoms, and detail lifestyle changes that should be made for living with environmental illness. In addition, five patient profiles of actual MCS sufferers reveal the highly individualized nature of the disease, and an extensive resource section lists suppliers of nontoxic products and organizations that can help.

Illness And The Environment

Author : Steve Kroll-Smith
ISBN : 9780814747285
Genre : Business & Economics
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In myriad ways, humans have gradually tailored their world to meet immediate material needs. In so doing, we have, in the minds of many, systematically altered a formerly hospitable environment into one more ambiguous in its effect on the human organism. Just as environments have adapted in response to human activity, so too is the human body now, in turn, forced to adapt to these altered conditions. Today, mysterious illnesses, from chronic fatigue to Gulf War Syndrome, meet us at every turn. Yet even as an increasing number of people attribute ailments to environmental problems, the suspected relationships between illness and environment remain unclear. Illness and the Environment examines how sick people and their allies struggle to achieve public recognition of somatic complaints and disabilities that they contend are related to "manufactured environments." The first of its kind, the anthology considers the political, legal, and medical conflicts arising from these illnesses, and will prove invaluable to researchers, scholars, public policy makers, trial attorneys, and activist organizations.

Staying Well In A Toxic World

Author : Lynn Lawson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105017077012
Genre : Medical
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Discusses how exposure to chemicals affects health

The Sensitives

Author : Oliver Broudy
ISBN : 9781982128548
Genre : Social Science
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A compelling exploration of the mysteries of environmental toxicity and the community of “sensitives”—people with powerful, puzzling symptoms resulting from exposure to chemicals, fragrances, and cell phone signals, that have no effect on “normals.” They call themselves “sensitives.” Over fifty million Americans endure a mysterious environmental illness that renders them allergic to chemicals. Innocuous staples from deodorant to garbage bags wreak havoc on sensitives. For them, the enemy is modernity itself. No one is born with EI. It often starts with a single toxic exposure. Then the symptoms hit: extreme fatigue, brain fog, muscle aches, inability to tolerate certain foods. With over 85,000 chemicals in the environment, danger lurks around every corner. Largely ignored by the medical establishment and dismissed by family and friends, sensitives often resort to odd ersatz remedies, like lining their walls with aluminum foil or hanging mail on a clothesline for days so it can “off-gas” before they open it. Broudy encounters Brian Welsh, a prominent figure in the EI community, and quickly becomes fascinated by his plight. When Brian goes missing, Broudy travels with James, an eager, trusting sensitive to find Brian, investigate this disease, and delve into the intricate, ardent subculture that surrounds it. Their destination: Snowflake, the capital of the EI world. Located in eastern Arizona, it is a haven where sensitives can live openly without fear of toxins or the judgment of insensitive “normals.” While Broudy’s book is wry, pacey, and down-to-earth, it also dives deeply into compelling corners of medical and American history. He finds telling parallels between sensitives and their cultural forebears, from the Puritans to those refugees and dreamers who settled the West. Ousted from mainstream society, these latter-day exiles nonetheless shed bright light on the anxious, noxious world we all inhabit now.

Chemical Sensitivity

Author : Stephen J. Barrett
ISBN : 9781615928385
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Chemical sensitivity (or multiple chemical sensitivity) describes people with numerous troubling symptoms attributed to environmental factors, from simple housepaint to complex building structures and materials in offices and schools. Many such people are seeking special accommodations, applying for disability benefits, and filing lawsuits claiming that exposure to common foods and chemicals has made them ill. Their efforts are supported by some physicians who refer themselves as clinical ecologists. They use questionable diagnoses and treatment methods, while critics charge that these approaches are bogus and that chemical sensitivity is not a valid diagnosis.The complaints associated with chemical sensitivity include depression, irritability, poor memory, fatigue, drowsiness, constipation, sneezing, wheezing, skin rashes, headache, chest pain, pounding heart, swelling, upset stomach, paralysis, AIDS-like illnesses, psychotic experiences, and just about every other symptom noted in medical textbooks. One prominent clinical ecologist even claimed that chemical sensitivity patients may well be human canaries on an increasingly poisoned planet, and others have actually labeled chemical sensitivity as a disease. While some people are adversely affected by exposure to some chemicals, there is an overwhelming increase in false claims and reports from misled obsessive patients and opportunistic doctors.Chemical Sensitivity examines this phenomenon in depth and the scientific, legal, ethical, and political issues that surround it. The authors explore the speculations about environmental exposure in the light of scientific knowledge of human physiology, allergy and immunology, pathology, toxicology, and clinical medicine. They evaluate cases of chemical sensitivity relative to controlled tests, and reveal that symptoms were brought on by psychological factors rather than physical ones. Chemical Sensitivity also critically assesses claims related to sick building syndrome, mercury-amalgam toxicity, yeast allergy, and Gulf War syndrome.

Psychoanalytic Ecology

Author : Rod Giblett
ISBN : 9780429576645
Genre : Nature
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Psychoanalytic Ecology applies Freudian concepts, beginning with the uncanny, to environmental issues, such as wetlands and their loss, to alligators and crocodiles as inhabitants of wetlands, and to the urban underside. It also applies other Freudian concepts, such as sublimation, symptom, mourning and melancholia, to environmental issues and concerns. Mourning and melancholia can be experienced in relation to wetlands and to their loss. The city is a symptom of the will to fill or drain wetlands. This book engages in a talking cure of psychogeopathology (environmental psychopathology; mental land illness; environ-mental illness) manifested also in industries, such as mining and pastoralism, that practice greed and gluttony. Psychoanalytic Ecology promotes gratitude for generosity as a way of nurturing environ-mental health to prevent the manifestation of these psychogeopathological symptoms in the first place. Melanie Klein’s work on anal sadism is applied to mining and Karl Abraham’s work on oral sadism to pastoralism. Finally, Margaret Mahler’s and Jessica Benjamin’s work on psycho-symbiosis is drawn on to nurture bio- and psycho-symbiotic livelihoods in bioregional home habitats of the living earth in the symbiocene, the hoped-for age superseding the Anthropocene. Psychoanalytic Ecology demonstrates the power of psychoanalytic concepts and the pertinence of the work of several psychoanalytic thinkers for analysing a range of environmental issues and concerns. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of environmental psychology, psychoanalysis and the environmental humanities.

Encyclopedia Of Allergy And Environmental Illness

Author : Ellen Rothera
ISBN : CORNELL:31924062819473
Genre : Allergy
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The Complete Guide To Food Allergies And Environmental Illness

Author : Keith Mumby
ISBN : CORNELL:31924073951083
Genre : Allergy
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Clinical Ecology

Author : Iris Bell
ISBN : UVA:X002108550
Genre : Medical
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The Healthy School Handbook

Author : Norma L. Miller
ISBN : STANFORD:36105016922945
Genre : Health & Fitness
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This book compiles 22 articles concerning sick building syndrome in educational facilities in following three areas: determining whether a school is sick; assessing causes and initiating treatment; and developing interventions. Articles address such topics as managing the psycho-social aspects of sick building syndrome; how indoor air quality affects pre-existing health problems; adverse effects of artificial lighting on learning and behavior in children; the least toxic approaches to managing pests in schools; the multidisciplinary team approach to treating environmentally triggered illnesses in school-age children; the practical and cost-effective approaches to building, remodeling, and maintaining schools; and the legal aspects of pollution in schools. (GR)

Environmental Cancer And Heart And Lung Disease

Author : Task Force on Environmental Cancer and Heart and Lung Disease (U.S.)
ISBN : COLUMBIA:CU16719980
Genre : Cancer
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Environmental Health

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ISBN : PSU:000043196944
Genre : Environmentally induced diseases in children
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