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Multiple chemical sensitivity, en veldefineret lidelse?

Kolstad, Henrik A; Silberschmidt, Martin; Nielsen, Jesper Bo; Österberg, Kai LU ; Andersen, Johan Hviid; Bonde, Jens Peter E and Fink, Per (2006) In Ugeskrift for Læger 168(11). p.9-1116
Abstract

Some people react to smells or chemicals at levels far below toxicological thresholds with nonspecific symptoms, fear and social isolation. They may be diagnosed with multiple chemical sensitivity. There is no empirical evidence indicating that this condition is explained by toxicological mechanisms, even though a number of theories have been proposed. The authors of this review conclude that this is a functional condition. These patients need information and treatment in accordance with this fact. Instead of being advised how to avoid exposure to chemicals, they should be properly trained in appropriate confrontation with the chemicals encountered in everyday life.

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Multiple chemical sensitivity, a well-defined illness?
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Humans, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Odors, Psychophysiologic Disorders, Smell
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Ugeskrift for Læger
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168
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11
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4 pages
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Den Almindelige Danske Lægeforening
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0041-5782
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Danish
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  author       = {Kolstad, Henrik A and Silberschmidt, Martin and Nielsen, Jesper Bo and Österberg, Kai and Andersen, Johan Hviid and Bonde, Jens Peter E and Fink, Per},
  issn         = {0041-5782},
  keyword      = {Humans,Multiple Chemical Sensitivity,Odors,Psychophysiologic Disorders,Smell},
  language     = {dan},
  month        = {03},
  number       = {11},
  pages        = {9--1116},
  publisher    = {Den Almindelige Danske Lægeforening},
  series       = {Ugeskrift for Læger},
  title        = {Multiple chemical sensitivity, en veldefineret lidelse?},
  volume       = {168},
  year         = {2006},
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