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Information Page



In addition to actual toxic effects,
medical authorities acknowledge
that pesticides can
cause, precipitate, trigger, or exacerbate
respiratory or allergic disease conditions,



Medical Information
and Research


Asthma Medical Information


New Clues About Asthma:
Acidity in Lungs Worsen Asthma Symptoms

WebMD Health

Acute Stress Takes Breath Away
The Lancet


Smoke Signals:
The Dangers of Second-Hand Smoke

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health

John Hopkins Research Links
Allergic Disease and Nervous System

John Hopkins University

Getting Serious About Allergies
ABC News

Story on new Treatment Guidelines
contained in The Allergy Report

The Allergy Report
Allergic Disorders: Promoting Best Practice

Click on the Click on the Chapter for Asthma

Occupational Asthma
American Academy of Allergy,
Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI)

Organophosphate Pesticides Cause Asthma

Causes, *Pharmacologic Mechanisms*

Long-Term Effects of  Workplace Asthma
Journal of  Occupational
and Environmental Medicine


Decline in Lung Antioxidants
Linked to Asthma Attacks

The British medical journal Lancet

Food Vapors May Provoke Asthma
St. Mary's Hospital Study
at the American Academy of Allergy,
Asthma and Immunology Meeting

Journal of the American Medical Association Guidelines
for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma

Component 2:
Control of Factors Contributing
to Asthma Severity,
section -- "Irritants."

Allergy and the Immune  System
Medical Information


Hidden Risk for
Food Allergy Sufferers


Carefully reading the ingredients on
food labels doesn’t guarantee that
people with food allergies won’t ingest
allergenic substances that could cause
a potentially deadly anaphylactic reaction,
doctors warned.

A new study documented that problems
occurred from manufacturers failing
to list certain ingredients or contaminating
the food during processing.

Germany to Recognize
"Multiple Chemical Sensitivity"
Due to Poisoning and Injury

Our Toxic Times

is the first country in the world to list

"Multiple Chemical Sensitivity"
as a distinct disease entity
resulting from injury or poisoning  

in its edition of the
World Health Organization's (WHO)

International Classification of Diseases (ICD).


Pesticides and the Immune System:
The Public Health

Summary and Review

According to this new 100-page report,
there is considerable evidence that
widely used pesticides may
suppress immune responses 
to bacteria, viruses, parasites, and tumors,
making people significantly 
more vulnerable to disease.

Residues of Fossil Fuels
(Aromatic Hydrocarbons)
Increase Allergic Responses


UCLA researchers establish a connection
between respiratory allergies
and the residues of fossil fuels,
such as the aromatic hydrocarbons
in the solvent xylene

The Allergy Report
Allergic Disorders: Promoting Best Practice
American Medical Association

This document provides guidance
on the clinical management
of the 13 major allergic disorders,
examines the barriers to effective care,
and addresses future research needs
for allergy mechanisms
and clinical approaches to treatment.

Stress From School Exams
Causes Allergic Reactions
John Hopkin's Intelihealth

The Toxic Effects
of the Organophosphate Pesticide Dursban
on the Immune System

Department of Health Science at
California State University


"Classic Toxicology:
Chemically-Induced Immune Response Explained,"
Dr. Patrick Williams

Anaphylaxis Medical Information


Anaphylaxis - Life-Threatening Allergy
Asthma and Allergy Information and Research


The Allergy Report
Anaphylactic and Anaphylactoid Reactions

Allergic Disorders: Promoting Best Practice

The American Medical Association

and the
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

(AAAAI), in partnership with the
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
and 20 other medical associations, advocacy groups,
and government agencies.

The National Jewish Medical and Research Center

 Jury Awards $5 Million to Man
Told He Wasn't Allergic to Bee Stings

with comments

Man Convicted of Chemical
Assault on Severely Allergic Woman

   BBC News

The sentence has been imposed:
Man Jailed for 14 Months
over Chemical Assault
on Severely Allergic Woman

    BBC News

Students Suspended for Endangering
Fragrance Sensitive Teacher

Seattle Times

Sensitivity to Organophosphates
and Cholinesterase Inhibition


Links Between Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
and Asthma in a Rat Model
of Cholinergic Hypersensitivity:
a Brief Review

Toxicology and Industrial Health
with comments

Organophosphate Pesticide Poisoning
Emergency Medicine Textbook

The Adverse Health Effects of Pesticides,

Information on Pesticide Poisoning,
Contacts, Information, and Resources

Information Brief on Pesticides and
Cholinesterase Inhibition


Biological Monitoring of Workers
Exposed to Organo-phosphorus Pesticides

British Health and Safety Executive,
First published 1981

Sensitivity to Organophosphates
and Paraoxonase Depletion


An Enzyme is the Key
to Chemical Sensitivity Reactions
Everett Herald

Sensitivity to Organophosphates
Due to Enzyme Paraoxonase (PON1)
From the Research of Dr. Clement Furlong
with commentary

Lowered Levels of Enzyme Paraoxonase
May Play Major Role in
Increasing Risk of Heart Disease
The Journal of Clinical Investigation

Everyday Exposure to Toxic Pollutants
Scientific American

Chemical and Drug Sensitivities


Lethal Drug and Pesticide Sensitivities:
New Test Could Help
Tailor Drugs for Individuals

AP Medical

Household Chemical Health Warning
New Report:  Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
Recognition and Management

published by the British Society for Allergy,
Environmental and Nutritional Medicine
BBC News

1992 Symposium Presentation
on the Use of QEEG Brain Mapping
for the Chemically Injured

Dr. Donald Dudley

Respiratory and Health Effects
of Fragrance Chemicals
and Perfumes


Safe Notification and Information
for Fragrances Act
H. R. 5238

To amend the
Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act

to require that fragrances
known toxic substances or allergens
be labeled accordingly.
H. R. 5238 - September 21, 2000

How Pesticides Can Cause Someone
to Become
Sensitized or Allergic
to Perfumes and Fragranced Products


Introduction to the Works of Julia Kendall
Julia Kendall (1935-1997)

Making Sense of Scents
The Works of Julia Kendall

Twenty Most Common Chemicals
Found in Thirty-One Fragrance Products

The Works of Julia Kendall

The Health Risks of Fabric Softeners
The Works of Julia Kendall

ENH Files FDA Petition to have the
Fragrance Eternity by Calvin Klein
Declared Misbranded

Environmental Health Network
Press Release


Summary of Chemical Analysis
of Calvin Klein's Eternity

Environmental Health Network

Abstracts:  Respiratory and Asthmatic Effects
of  Perfumes and Fragranced Products

Seven New Articles * Various Medical Journals

Properties of Raw Fragrance Materials

Fragranced Products Information Network

These are the characteristics of materials used
in the formulation of fragranced products.

Materials that are possible carcinogens,
considered toxic, or sensitizers;
materials that readily absorb through the skin
and target the nerves, lungs, liver, and kidneys.

Includes Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) Access
and Toxicity Information for each Chemical.

Health Conditions Effected
by Fragranced Products

Summary by Betty Bridges, RN


For more information on "inerts" see:
The Adverse Health Effects
of "Inert Ingredients"

Information Page
click here

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