Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

Bibliography: Mixed or Neutral Perspective of MCS


Bibliography of all scientific articles, editorials, books, book chapters and reports that discuss evidence of both a psychiatric/psychogenic and a physical/organic basis for Multiple Chemical Sensitivity disorders

(excluding those published in journals of Clinical Ecology and letters to editors)

96 Published Through September 1999, Alphabetically Sorted by Author,

Compiled by Albert Donnay, MHS
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Comprehensive MCS Bibliography:

1. Advancing the understanding of multiple chemical sensitivity. Proceedings of the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics Workshop on Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. Washington, DC, 20-21 September 1991. 8, 1-257. 1992.

2. Proceedings of the Conference on Low-Level Exposure to Chemicals and Neurobiologic Sensitivity. Baltimore, Maryland, 6-7 April 1994. 10, 253-669. 1994.

3. Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: A Scientific Overview. Mitchell, Fl and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. 1995. Princeton, NJ, Princeton Scientific Publishing Co., Inc.

4. Anonymous. 1996. Conclusions and recommendations of a workshop on multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS) February 21-23, 1996, Berlin Germany. Regul Toxicol Pharmacol 24:S188-S189

5. Albright, J.F. and R.A. Goldstein. 1992. Is there evidence of an immunologic basis for multiple chemical sensitivity?. [Review] [18 refs]. Toxicol Ind Health 8:215-219.

6. Altenkirch, H. 1995. [Multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome]. [German]. Gesundheitswesen. 57:661-666.

7. Altenkirch, H., D. Hopmann, B. Brockmeier, and G. Walter. 1996. Neurological investigations in 23 cases of pyrethroid intoxication reported to the German Federal Health Office. Neurotoxicology 17:645-651.

8. American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. ACOEM Statement on multiple chemical hypersensitivity syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivities, environmental tobacco smoke, and indoor air quality. ACOEM Report 27 April 1993 addendum to 2 May 1991 position statement. 1993.

9. Anger, W.K. 1990. Worksite behavioral research. Results, sensitive methods, test batteries and the transition from laboratory data to human health. [Review]. Neurotoxicology 11:627-717.

10. Anonymous. 1991. What is making these people sick? Chemocology

11. Arnetz, B.B., M. Berg, I. Anderzen, T. Lundeberg, and E. Haker. 1995. A nonconventional approach to the treatment of "environmental illness". J.Occup.Environ.Med. 37:838-844.

12. Ashford, N. A., Heinzow, B., Lutjen, K., Marouli, C., Molhave, L., Monch, B., Papadopoulos, S., Rest, K., Rosdahl, D., Siskos, P., and Velonakis, E. Chemical sensitivity in selected European countries: an exploratory study. A report to the European Union. 1995. Athens, Greece, Ergonomia.

13. Ashford, N.A. and C.S. Miller. 1996. Low-level chemical sensitivity: current perspectives. [Review] [28 refs]. Int Arch Occup Environ Health 68:367-376.

14. Bardana, E.J. and A. Montanaro. 1989. 'Chemically sensitive' patients: Avoiding the pitfalls. J.Respir.Dis. 10:32-45.

15. Barinaga, M. 1991. Better data needed on sensitivity syndrome [news]. Science 251:1558-1558.

16. Bascom, R. Chemical Hypersensitivity Syndrome Study: Options for Action, A Literature Review, and a Needs Assessment. 1989. Maryland, State of Maryland, Dept. of the Environment.

17. Bell, I.R., G.E. Schwartz, D. Amend, J.M. Peterson, A.W. Kaszniak, and C.S. Miller. 1994. Psychological characteristics and subjective intolerance for xenobiotic agents of normal young adults with trait shyness and defensiveness. A parkinsonian-like personality type? J Nerv Ment Dis 182:367-374.

18. Bell, I.R., C.M. Baldwin, L.G. Russek, G.E. Schwartz, and E.E. Hardin. 1998. Early life stress, negative paternal relationships, and chemical intolerance in middle-aged women: support for a neural sensitization model. J Womens.Health 7:1135-1147.

19. Bell, I.R., C.M. Baldwin, M. Fernandez, and G.E. Schwartz. 1999. Neural sensitization model for multiple chemical sensitivity: overview of theory and empirical evidence. Toxicol Ind Health 15:295-304.

20. Bernstein, D.I. 1996. Multiple chemical sensitivity: state of the art symposium. The role of chemical allergens. [Review] [18 refs]. Regul Toxicol Pharmacol 24:Pt 2):S28-31

21. Bowler, R.M., D. Mergler, G. Huel, and J.E. Cone. 1994. Aftermath of a chemical spill: psychological and physiological sequelae. Neurotoxicology 15:723-729.

22. Bowler, R.M., D. Mergler, G. Huel, and J.E. Cone. 1994. Psychological, psychosocial, and psychophysiological sequelae in a community affected by a railroad chemical disaster. J.Trauma.Stress. 7:601-624.

23. Brod, B.A. 1996. Multiple chemical sensitivities syndrome: a review [see comments]. [Review] [66 refs]. Am J Contact Dermat 7:202-211.

24. Bronstein, A.C. 1995. Multiple chemical sensitivities--new paradigm needed. J.Toxicol.Clin.Toxicol. 33:93-94.

25. Brown-DeGagne, A.M., J. McGlone, and D.A. Santor. 1998. Somatic complaints disproportionately contribute to beck depression inventory estimates of depression severity in individuals with multiple chemical sensitivity [In Process Citation]. J Occup Environ Med 40:862-869.

26. Casanova-Roig, R. 1991. Clinical ecology, multiple chemical sensitivity (M.C.S.): the debate [letter]. Bol Asoc Med P R 83:553-556.

27. Chaisson, C.F. 1996. European policies and activities: multiple chemical exposure. Regul Toxicol Pharmacol 24:Pt 2):S163-7

28. Cohn, J.R. 1994. Multiple chemical sensitivity or multi-organ dysesthesia [editorial]. J.Allergy Clin.Immunol. 93:953-954.

29. Csef, H. 1998. [The non-specific environmental syndromes MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity), IEI (Idiopathic Environmental Intolerance) and SBS (Sick Building Syndrome)]. Fortschr Med 116:18-20, 22, 24.

30. Cullen, M. 1997. Multiple Chemical Sensitivities: Development of Public Policy in the Face of Scientific Uncertainty. In Work, Health, and Environment: Old Problems, New Solutions. C. Levenstein and J. Wooding, editors. The Guilford Press, New York, London. 149-162.

31. Cullen, M.R. 1987. Multiple chemical sensitivities: summary and directions for future investigators. Occup.Med. 2:801-804.

32. Cullen, M.R. 1987. The worker with multiple chemical sensitivities: an overview. Occup.Med. 2:655-661.

33. Cullen, M.R., M.G. Cherniack, and L. Rosenstock. 1990. Occupational medicine. (2) [see comments]. [Review]. N.E.J.M. 322:675-683.

34. Cullen, M.R., M.G. Cherniack, and L. Rosenstock. 1990. Occupational medicine (1). [Review]. N.E.J.M. 322:594-601.

35. Cullen, M.R. 1991. Multiple chemical sensitivities: Development of public policy in the face of scientific uncertainty. New Solutions 2:16-24.

36. Cullen, M.R. 1998. Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. In Encyclopedia of Occupational Health and Safety. J.M. Stellman, editor. International Labour Organization, Geneva.

37. Custer, W.V. 1996. Multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome: the wavering influence of the courts on public policy. Regul Toxicol Pharmacol 24:Pt 2):S182-7

38. Daniell, W.E., H.L. Stockbridge, R.F. Labbe, J.S. Woods, K.E. Anderson, D.M. Bissell, J.R. Bloomer, R.D. Ellefson, M.R. Moore, C.A. Pierach, W.E. Schreiber, A. Tefferi, and G.M. Franklin. 1997. Environmental chemical exposures and disturbances of heme synthesis. [Review] [196 refs]. Environ Health Perspect 105:Suppl 1:37-53

39. DeHart, R.L. 1998. Multiple chemical sensitivity [editorial; comment]. Am Fam.Physician. 58:652-654.

40. Dolin, L.H. 1996. How to marshal the power of the Americans with Disabilities Act to minimize your company's exposure to liability to individuals seeking accommodations for "multiple chemical sensitivity disabilities.". Regul Toxicol Pharmacol 24:Pt 2):S168-81

41. Donnay, A. Recognition of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. (updated bimonthly). 1994. Baltimore, MD, MCS Referral & Resources, Inc.

42. Fiedler, N. and H.M. Kipen. 1997. Chemical sensitivity: the scientific literature. Environ Health Perspect 105 (Suppl 2):409-415.

43. Fishbein, L. 1996. Multiple chemical sensitivities: an overview. Env Toxicol Pharmacol 2:193-195.

44. Fisher, B.E. 1998. Scents and sensitivity [news]. Environ Health Perspect 106:A594-A599

45. Gralewicz, S. 1998. [Multiple chemical sensitivity: a new type of toxicity?]. Med Pr 49:473-481.

46. Graveling, R.A., A. Pilkington, J.P.K. George, M.P. Butler, and S.N. Tannahill. 1999. A review of multiple chemical sensitivity. Occup Environ Med 56:73-85.

47. Gray, C. 1997. Waiting list already 7 months long at Toronto's new Environmental Health Clinic. CMAJ 156:879-881.

48. Hahn, M. and H.L. Bonkovsky. 1997. Multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome and porphyria -- a note of caution and concern [Review]. Arch.Int.Med. 157:281-285.

49. Harrison, R. 1995. Multiple chemical sensitivity: controversies in clinical diagnosis and management. In Environmental Medicine. S.M. Brooks, M. Gochfeld, R.J. Jackson, J. Herzstein, and M.B. Schenker, editors. Mosby, St. Louis, MO. 368-376.

50. Harrison, R. 1997. Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. In Occupational and Environmental Medicine. J. LaDou, editor. Appleton & Lange, Stamford CT. 752-758.

51. Hausotter, W. 1998. [Neurological problems in environmental medicine]. Wien Med Wochenschr 148:46-51.

52. Health Canada. Multiple Chemical Sensitivities and Their Relevance to Psychiatric Disorders. Workshop Proceedings, 7 December 1992. 1992. Ottawa, Ontario, Health Canada.

53. Hessl, S.M. 1987. Management of patients with multiple chemical sensitivities at occupational health clinics. Occup.Med. 2:779-789.

54. Hileman, B. 1991. Special report: Multiple Chemical Sensitivity July 22, 1991. C&EN 26-42.

55. Hodgson, M.J. 1989. Clinical diagnosis and management of building-related illness and the sick-building syndrome. [Review] [54 refs]. Occup Med 4:593-606.

56. Hodgson, M.J. and H.M. Kipen. 1999. Gulf War illnesses: causation and treatment. J Occup Environ Med 41:443-452.

57. King, D.S. 1981. Can allergic exposure provoke psychological symptoms? A double- blind test. Biol Psychiatry 16:3-19.

58. Kipen, H.M. and N. Fiedler. 1999. Invited commentary: sensitivities to chemicals--context and implications [comment]. Am J Epidemiol 150:13-16.

59. Lambert, W.E. and J.M. Samet. 1996. Indoor Air Pollution. In Occupational and Environmental Respiratory Disease. P. Harber, M.B. Schenker, and J.R. Balmes, editors. Mosby-Year Book, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri. 784-807.

60. Lax, M.B. 1998. Multiple chemical sensitivities: the social construction of an illness. Int J Health Serv 28:725-745.

61. Lehrer, P.M. 1997. Psychophysiological hypotheses regarding multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome. Environ Health Perspect 105:479-483.

62. Lessof, M. 1997. Report of Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) Workshop, Berlin, Germany, 21-23 February 1996. PCS/96.29 IPCS, Geneva, Switzerland. Hum Exp Toxicol 16:233-234.

63. Levy, F. 1997. Clinical features of multiple chemical sensitivity. Scand J Work Environ Health 23 Suppl 3:69-73:69-73.

64. Lewis, B.M. 1987. Workers with multiple chemical sensitivities: psychosocial intervention. Occup.Med. 2:791-799.

65. Lundberg, A. 1996. Psychiatric aspects of air pollution. [Review]. Otolaryngol.Head.Neck Surg. 114:227-231.

66. Luster, M.I. and G.J. Rosenthal. 1993. Chemical agents and the immune response. [Review]. Environmental.Health Perspectives. 100:219-226.

67. Magill, M.K. and A. Suruda. 1998. Multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome [see comments]. Am Fam.Physician. 58:721-728.

68. Malt, U.F., P. Nerdrum, B. Oppedal, R. Gundersen, M. Holte, and J. Lone. 1997. Physical and mental problems attributed to dental amalgam fillings - a descriptive study of 99 self-reported patients compared with 272 controls. Psychosom.Med. 59:32-41.

69. Marchant, R. 1995. Don't ignore the obvious: When assessing a worker for multiple chemical sensitivity, several diagnoses need to be considered. OH&S Canada 11:74

70. McLellan, R.K. 1987. Biological interventions in the treatment of patients with multiple chemical sensitivities. In Workers with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities. AnonymousHanley & Belfus, Philadelphia. 755-777.

71. Mooser, S.B. 1987. The epidemiology of multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS). Occup.Med. 2:663-668.

72. National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, US EPA. Workshop on Animal Models of Nervous System Susceptibility to Indoor Air Contaminants: Summary Report. 1-61. 1994.

73. National Research Council (Commission on Life Sciences' Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology). 1992. Multiple Chemical Sensitivities: Addendum to Biologic Markers in Immunotoxicology. National Academy Press, Washington, DC.

74. Nethercott, J.R., L.L. Davidoff, B. Curbow, and H. Abbey. 1993. Multiple chemical sensitivities syndrome: toward a working case definition. Arch.Environ.Health 48:19-26.

75. Pennebaker, J.W. 1994. Psychological bases of symptom reporting: perceptual and emotional aspects of chemical sensitivity. Toxicol.Ind.Health 10:497-511.

76. Rest, K.M. 1992. A survey of AOEC physician practices and attitudes regarding multiple chemical sensitivity. Toxicol.Ind.Health 8:51-65.

77. Rest, K.M. 1992. Advancing the understanding of multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS): overview and recommendations from an AOEC workshop. Toxicol.Ind.Health 8:1-13.

78. Ring, J., B. Eberlein-Konig, and H. Behrendt. 1999. "Eco-syndrome" ("multiple Chemical Sensitivity"--MCS) [In Process Citation]. Zentralbl Hyg Umweltmed 202:207-218.

79. Salvaggio, J.E. 1990. The impact of allergy and immunology on our expanding industrial environment. [Review] [75 refs]. J.Allergy Clin.Immunol. 85:689-699.

80. Salvaggio, J.E. 1994. Special diagnostic and immunologic considerations. In Occupational Medicine. C. Zenz, O.B. Dickerson, and Jr.E.P. Horvath, editors. Mosby-Year Book, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri. 159-164.

81. Saunders, R.L., Jr., G.M. Halpern, and M.E. Gershwin. 1995. Odor-associated idiopathic anaphylaxis. A case report. [Review]. Immunopath. 23(1):35-37.

82. Selner, J.C. and H. Staudenmayer. 1986. The relationship of the environment and food to allergic and psychiatric illness. In Psychobiological Aspects of Allergic Disorders. S.H. Young, J.M. Rubin, and H.R. Daman, editors. Praeger, New York,NY.

83. Selner, J.C. and H. Staudenmayer. 1992. Neuropsychophysiologic observations in patients presenting with environmental illness. Toxicol Ind Health 8:145-155.

84. Sikorski, E.E., H.M. Kipen, J.C. Selner, C.S. Miller, and K.E. Rodgers. 1995. Roundtable summary: the question of multiple chemical sensitivity. Fundam.Appl.Toxicol. 24:22-28.

85. Simon, G.E., W. Daniell, H. Stockbridge, K. Claypoole, and L. Rosenstock. 1993. Immunologic, psychological, and neuropsychological factors in multiple chemical sensitivity. A controlled study [see comments]. Ann.Intern.Med. 119:97-103.

86. Sparks, P.J., W. Daniell, D.W. Black, H.M. Kipen, L.C. Altman, G.E. Simon, and A.I. Terr. 1994. Multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome: a clinical perspective. I. Case definition, theories of pathogenesis, and research needs. J.Occup.Med. 36:718-730.

87. Thomson, GM. Report of the ad hoc committee on environmental hypersensitivity disorders. 1985. Toronto, Ontario, Ontario Ministry of Health.

88. Twombly, R. 1994. MCS: a sensitive issue [published erratum appears in Environ Health Perspect 1994 Nov;102(11):918]. Environ Health Perspect 102:746-750.

89. Ugrenovic, Z. and J. Bobic. 1998. [Multiple chemical sensitivity: theories of etiopathogenesis]. Arh Hig Rada Toksikol 49:189-205.

90. Voelker, R. 1994. Does multiple chemical sensitivity exist? Safety & Health 150:54-57.

91. Wald, M.S. 1995. Multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome. Hosp.Pract.(Off.Ed). 30:28K-28O.

92. Weiss, B. 1998. Neurobehavioral properties of chemical sensitivity syndromes. Neurotoxicology 19:259-268.

93. Winterbauer, S.H. 1997. Multiple chemical sensitivity and the ADA: Taking a clear picture of a blurry object. Employee Relations L.J. 23:69-104.

94. Wittmer, J. 1996. Selected reviews of the literature: multiple chemical sensitivities. J Occup Environ Med 38:1085

95. Wolf, C. 1994. Multiple chemical sensitivities. Is there a scientific basis? Int.Arch.Occup.Environ.Health 66:213-216.

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