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Chemical Sensitivity: the Truth About Environmental Illness

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7163.957a (Published 03 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:957
  1. Ann Dally, research fellow
  1. Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London

    Stephen J Barrett, Ronald E Gots

    Prometheus Books, =A323, pp 212

    ISBN 1 57392 195 5

    Environmental damage to health is highly topical. Newspapers carry horror stories about things in the environment causing cancer, heart attacks, or early death, yet reliable reference books are hard to find. What evidence is there for and against, say, allergy to various foods, chronic fatigue syndrome, or Gulf War syndrome?

    Throughout civilisation people have been troubled by multiple symptoms for which, unable to find …

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