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Environmental Illness: Myth & Reality 1st Edition

2.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-1566703055
ISBN-10: 1566703050
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: CRC Press; 1 edition (September 29, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1566703050
  • ISBN-13: 978-1566703055
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.9 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,985,404 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book has all the makings of a person who has no concept of this illness. A man who hasn't the MEDICAL training to understand the systemic ramifications of toxic chemicals on the human system.
Mr. Staudenmayer is an independent consultant to the insurance industry and is using cigarette science to make up for his lack of knowledge and current research on this illness. More and more physicians are seeing that the human body is not able to process all the chemcials that they are in contact with in a normal day.
If these so called chemicals are safe, which he alludes to in his book, why is the government calling for MAJOR investigations on the safety of over 2000 chemicals by the year 2004?
Mr. Staudenmayer needs to learn to do research not reiterate publications of an industry that sponsors him.
I would NOT recommend this book to anyone, as the facts are not true, his alliance to the chemical industry precludes him from making an unbiased assessment of this illness.
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This author wrote a book about something that he was determined to find does not exist except in the minds of those who are afflicted with it. He is right that there are a lot of charletans out there ready and willing to take your money but there is more to multiple chemical sensitivity than a mental predisposition to it. This author is in the dark ages and unfortunately, it will be years before the truth comes out. There is much money invested by the chemical, pesticide and building industries to keep the general public ignorant of the problems with many products and their connection to multiple chemical sensitivity, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and asthma. If you are looking for a book that will help you with any of these conditions, this is not it.
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I have not read this book, nor do I care to read it, because I think it would be a waste of my time. For it is obvious to me as a mental health professional that environmental sensitivities do exist, and more strongly for some than for others. I would have considered it presumptuous to think that my kind of psychotherapy which deals with issues in the deep unconscious could cure my clients' environmental sensitivities. There are, of course, psychosomatic illnesses which respond well to psychotherapy, but this condition is not of a psychosomatic origin as far as I know. Environmental sensitivities can be the CAUSE of psychological disturbances but not the other way around. For instance, a well researched subject in the German speaking world are the ill effects of geopathic stress, caused by underground currents of water. If people sleep on these disturbed energy zones they can develop all kinds of diseases, specially cancer, but also mental and behavioral problems. Fortunately, where EMF and geopathic stress are concerned there are now electronic instruments on the market which will effectively neutralize these noxious emissions. This would be my first recommendation to environmental sufferers, rather than having them waste thousands of dollars on ineffective psythotherapeutic interventions.
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This book provides an authorative, well researched examination of the phenomena of environmental illness. It is a "must read" for anyone who has any interest in this area.
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