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Renee Twombly's news article (Twombly 2003) was not intended to be a comprehensive discussion of multiple chemical sensitivity multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), adverse physical reaction to certain chemicals in susceptible persons. When exposed to the chemicals, people with MCS react with symptoms such as nausea, headache, dizziness, fatigue, impaired memory, rash, and respiratory . Rather, as per the standing format of the Science Selections portion of EHP EHP
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Kimberly Thigpen Tart
News Editor, EHP
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Gibson PR, Elms AN-M, Ruding LA. 2003. Perceived treatment efficacy for conventional and alternative therapies reported by persons with multiple chemical sensitivity. Environ Health Perspect 111:1498-1504.
Twombly R. 2003. The simple truth about MCS: low-tech solutions for real suffering. Environ Health Perspect 111:A65B-A B-A basolateral-to-apical 659.