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Q&A with Martin Pall, PhD
Tuesday 15 September 2009
ProHealth has a Q&A with Martin Pall about that very subject:
Martin L. Pall, PhD, Professor Emeritus of biochemistry and basic medical sciences at Washington State University, is adding to the science of toxicology with a new research-based paper, “Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: Toxicological and Sensitivity Mechanisms.” [Published on his website: TheTenthParadigm.org] Here he is kind enough to summarize and explain his findings for ProHealth.com readers.
Martin L Pall: The article will be published in an important reference source for professional toxicologists - General and Applied Toxicology, 3rd Edition, part of a multivolume set.
This is a very important paper for several reasons.
• The toxicologists have largely ignored MCS, despite its high prevalence and major impact on human health. So this is an important recognition that MCS is a toxicological phenomenon, a response to chemicals acting as toxicants.
• Furthermore, the fact that I was asked to write it is important recognition for my own earlier work on MCS.
• It is also important to note that the three editors of this set - Drs. Bryan Ballantyne, Timothy C. Marrs, and Tore Syversen - each has distinguished publication records in toxicology. And each of the three has published on chemicals implicated in initiating cases of MCS.
Therefore, I think you can be assured that if there were major flaws in the case that I make that MCS is a toxicological phenomenon, they would certainly have detected them.
The full Q&A can be found here.
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