Illness from low levels of environmental chemicals: relevance to chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.

@article{Bell1998IllnessFL,
  title={Illness from low levels of environmental chemicals: relevance to chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.},
  author={Iris R. Bell and Carol M. Baldwin and Gary Edward Schwartz},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={105 3A},
  pages={74S-82S}
}
This article summarizes (1) epidemiologic and clinical data on the symptoms of maladies in association with low-level chemicals in the environment, i.e., environmental chemical intolerance (CI), as it may relate to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia; and (2) the olfactory-limbic neural sensitization model for CI, a neurobehavioral synthesis of basic and clinical research. Severe CI is a characteristic of 20-47% of individuals with apparent CFS and/or fibromyalgia, all patients with… CONTINUE READING
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