'It just doesn't seem to fit'. Environmental illness, corporeal chaos and the body as a complex system.

@article{Coyle2009ItJD,
  title={'It just doesn't seem to fit'. Environmental illness, corporeal chaos and the body as a complex system.},
  author={Fiona J Coyle},
  journal={Journal of evaluation in clinical practice},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={770-5}
}
Environmental illness (EI) still remains something of an enigma, despite attempts to squeeze it into the increasingly flexible framework of the biomedical model or label it as 'psychogenic'. Consistently, environmentally ill bodies fail to respond to conventional medical tests, with the emergence of ambiguous, indecipherable or negative results. During a series of in-depth interviews in Canada, both patients and environmental health practitioners advocated the need for an alternative paradigm… CONTINUE READING