Accomodating chemical sensitivities in schools
MCS/EI is generally an inability to tolerate an environmental chemical or class of foreign chemicals.
Employers are encouraged to contact JAN to discuss specific situations in more detail.S., each for orders from CANADA/MEXICO, and each for orders from all other countries. (M&LB is no longer published.) The following is a listing of the contents for each back issue: Medical & Legal Briefs Vol. 5 (March/April 1999) Lead Story: Deadly Brain Tumors on the Rise: Chemical Causation and a Promising New Bacterial Treatment Summary Articles: * Gastrointestinal MCS Symptoms Explained by RIDS * Adverse Reactions of Pharmaceutical Additives * Aspartame-Triggered Headaches * CNS Problem Behavior from Toxic Maternal Smoking * Cellular Phone EMFs Raise Blood Pressure * 15 Million Children at Risk from ETS * Objective Injury and Record .6 Million MCS Settlement * WC Awarded for MCS Cardiac Sensitivity * China Awards Damages for Diazinon Personal Injury * City of Santa Clara ADA Accommodations for MCS/EI * Lawsuit Targets Illegal Pesticide Safety Claims * Los Angeles Sued for Clean Water Act Violations * Government Agencies Warn of Formaldehyde Hazards Medical & Legal Briefs Vol. 4 (January/February 1999) Lead Story: Admissibility of Clinical Testimony and the Daubert Factors: A Federal Court Review of RADS and Other chemical Injury Cases Summary Articles: * Neuropsychiatric and immune changes in MCS Challenge Test * Sick building Symptoms Associated with Dampness * SPECT Detects Early CNS Chemical Injury * Variable EMFs alter Nocturnal Heart Function * Genotoxicity from OP Pesticides in the Home * Carpet Toxicity Associated with MCS * Bedrest Atrophy May be Reduced by Vitamin E * Cognitive Testimony Allowed for Dursban Plaintiff * Coverage Barred for Sick Courthouse Building * Hospital Seeks to Intervene in Tobacco Settlement * Silicone Award Upheld Against Dow Chemical * Criminal Contempt Action Ordered Against Du Pont Medical & Legal Briefs Vol. 3 (Nov/December 1998) Lead Story: Perfume Toxicity, Sensitivity, Accommodation and Disability - Part Two: Courtesy and Legal Action Summary Articles: * Chemical Odor Intolerance and Cardiopulmonary Risk * EMF-Linked Disorders Confirmed in Humans * Copper Plumbing and Gastrointestinal Upset * Chemicals leach from Intact Silicone Implants * Toxic Brain Injury Correlated by PET * IAQ and Exposure in stationary Vehicles * Cholinesterase Not a Reliable Indicator of OP Pesticide Poisoning * Rushed 6 Billion Tobacco Sweetheart Deal Challenged * CA Declares Diesel exhaust a Carcinogenic Pollutant * SBS Class Action Settled During Trial * Chemical Leak Leads to #3.8 Million Punitive Damages * Voluntary Testing Agreement with Manufacturers Announced * Biomaterials Law Protects Chemical Suppliers * Hercules, Uniroyal Liable for 2 Million for Dioxin Site Medical & Legal Briefs Vol. 2 (Sept/October 1998) Lead Story: Perfume Toxicity, Sensitivity, Accommodation and Disability - Part Two: The Regulatory Void and Fragrance Use for Public Behavior Control Summary Articles: * Environmental Pesticides Show Synergistic Estrogenic Effects * EEG confirms Food-Induced Abnormalities in ADUD children * Polyurethane Implants Cause Increased Cancer Risk * Radiofrequency Sickness from Modulated Microwaves * Vitamin C Protects Against Porphyric Effects of Cadmium * CDC GWS conference Will Address MCS research * San Francisco Groundwork for Accommodating MCS * Ruling against FDA Regulation of Tobacco Challenged * .2 Million Award for Coal Tar Cancer * Tobacco Industry Wins ETS Wrongful Death Suit * GAO Testifies Against Flawed Government GWS Research * Herbal Medicine Sellers Subject to Liability Medical & Legal Briefs Vol. 1 (July/August 1998) Lead Story: Perfume Toxicity, Sensitivity, Accommodation and Disability - Part One: Evidence of Health Hazards Summary Articles: * "Golf Ball Liver" Caused by Herbicides * Organochlorines Linked with CFS and Chemical Sensitivities * Abnormal Cerebrospinal Fluid in Toxic Encephalopathy * ETS May Cause Irreversible Atherosclerosis * WA Governor Proclaims MCS Awareness Week * Dow Settles Silicone Claims for .2 Billion * Manteca Hospital Develops MCS Accommodation Policy * Lockheed agrees to Million in Cleanup Costs * Express Warranty Pesticide Claims not Pre-empted * Shell Oil Co.Asserts Benzene Causes Cytogenetic Damage Medical & Legal Briefs Vol. 6 (May/June 1998) Lead Story: Overexposure from Legal Pesticiding: a Generation at Risk Summary Articles: * Outbreak of CFS from SBS Incident in School * ELF EMFs Alter Membrane Structure of Human Lymphocytes * Objective Upper Airway Abnormalities in MCS * Sperm Density Decline Confirmed * Evident of Neurobiological Processes in Odor Intolerance * Workers Comp Awarded for MCS from Pharmaceutical * Novel Neurologic Testimony Allowed in Silicone Case * U. Federal Court Recognizes Severity of MCS Diagnosis in SSD Case Summary Articles: * Testing Confirms Neurologic Injury from Hazardous Waste * Vitamin C Counters Spermicidal Genotoxic Pesticide Effects * Lupus Linked to Industrial Pollution * Animals Models for MCS Cholinergic Supersensitivity * Autoantibodies Associated with Fibromyalgia & Silicone Implants * Plasticizers and Diesel Particulates Impair Sperm Motility * Dental Sealants Pose Estrogenic Risk * MCS, CFS, and Fibromyalgia Overlap Chemical Sensitivities * GAO Questions Integrity of SSA-s Disability Rejections * ETS Settlement Shifts Burden of Proof to Industry * Claims Leveled Against Diet Pill Manufacturers * Upjohn Penalized for Suppressing Corticosteroid Hazards * Gulf Vets- Wives and Children Not Allowed to Sue * Healthcare Providers Face Strict Liability for Implants Medical & Legal Briefs Vol. 2 (Sept/October 1997) Lead Story: Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules Insurance Coverage Includes Sick Building Syndrome Summary Articles: * "Alternative Nobel Prize" Awarded for MCS Activism * Vitamin C Improves Immune Function in Chemically Injured * Solvent-Exposed Individuals v.Each publication in the series addresses a specific medical condition and provides information about the condition, ADA information, accommodation ideas, and resources for additional information.
The Accommodation and Compliance Series is a starting point in the accommodation process and may not address every situation.The term “chemical” is used to refer broadly to many natural and man-made chemical agents, some of which have several chemical constituents.