Multiple Chemical Sensitivity historical posts June 1998

Re: Oxygen Generators and Pollution in the air and interesting story.

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 01, 1998 at 12:07:07:

Dear Melva,

To MY knowledge, oxygen generators take oxygen out of the air & concentrates it in the bottle. I do not know how this is done. When someone on the BB lets us know, we both will learn.

Walt



dermatitis

Posted by nikki on June 11, 1998 at 21:16:55:


Dear Dr Stoll
My friend has had dermatitis of her hands for many years, sometimes it is worse than others i.e more widespread with open sores. Can you suggest anything to help her?
In appreciation, Nikki


Re: dermatitis

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 13, 1998 at 09:59:05:

In Reply to: dermatitis posted by nikki on June 11, 1998 at 21:16:55:

Dear Nikki,

This is called "houswifes dermatitis" and is caused by her having become hypersensitive to chemicals she gets on her hands. Once the natural barrier of her skin has broken down, any & every chemical that touches her hands will continue the process.

The conventional treatment for this has been known for 30 years and is meticulous & onerous for at least a year. IF there is NO chemical exposure--not a trace--for about a year, the skin will regain its barrier & the individual has a chance to stop wearing white cotton gloves inside rubber gloves for the rest of her life.

In the meantime, using topical cortisone cream under occlusive dressings (over night)--a sealed with scotch tape disposable plastic glove works well-- will help get rid of the present rash; IF there is no chemical exposure.

In the end, the best way to avoid this happening again is to become a student of wellness.

Walt



Eurosteam Cleaning

Posted by Keith on June 16, 1998 at 11:37:50:

I am allergic mold which in turn causes headaches. I have heard of a product Eurosteam that cleans without chemicals using steam. This piece of equipment is fairly expensive ($2000) but if it can really clean well without chemicals, it might be worth it.

I would like to hear from anyone on the BB that uses or heard about it.


Re: Eurosteam Cleaning

Posted by Peter Wray on June 16, 1998 at 16:19:55:

In Reply to: Eurosteam Cleaning posted by Keith on June 16, 1998 at 11:37:50:

I'm currious about what you are trying to clean.

Peter



Re: Eurosteam Cleaning

Posted by Gerry on June 17, 1998 at 15:36:17:

In Reply to: Re: Eurosteam Cleaning posted by Peter Wray on June 16, 1998 at 16:19:55:

Eurosteam Cleaner? Is this what they use on the undercarriage of a BMW or Porsche? I guess it won't work on my classic Mustang!


Re: Eurosteam Cleaning

Posted by Keith on June 17, 1998 at 16:49:00:

In Reply to: Re: Eurosteam Cleaning posted by Peter Wray on June 16, 1998 at 16:19:55:

I will be using it to clean the house. I live in an area that tends to have a build up of mold (like in the shower). Instead of using chemical (bleach, etc.), I was thinking that the EuroSteam unit would kill/remove the mold through heat (steam). I think most of their clients are businesses but I was hoping someone maybe using it and give me an opinion.


Re: Eurosteam Cleaning

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 18, 1998 at 09:36:32:

In Reply to: Eurosteam Cleaning posted by Keith on June 16, 1998 at 11:37:50:

Dear Keith,

Cleaning the environment will NEVER do more than provide temporary relief. Since that does nothing about WHY the individual is sensitive, the person will just develop sensitivities to other things.

The end result is the person living in a glass house; being fed a hypoallergenic paste through a stainless steel straw.
They MAY be symptom free but that lifestyle is no better than that of the "bubble boy" who cannot leave his sterile tent without dying.

Your $2000 would do you a LOT more good invested in education & learning skills. If $ is NO OBJECT why not do both? If the cleaning works, you will get temporary benefits while you are dealing with the WHY.

Walt



Neurotoxicity

Posted by News on June 29, 1998 at 16:28:49:

http://www.wws.princeton.edu/~ota/disk2/1990/9031_n.html


Re: Neurotoxicity

Posted by Jim on June 29, 1998 at 18:15:45:

In Reply to: Neurotoxicity posted by News on June 29, 1998 at 16:28:49:

Dear Whoever,

Here's a live link.

Jim



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