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Titolo:
INCREASED CARDIOPULMONARY DISEASE RISK IN A COMMUNITY-BASED SAMPLE WITH CHEMICAL ODOR INTOLERANCE - IMPLICATIONS FOR WOMENS HEALTH AND HEALTH-CARE UTILIZATION
Autore:
BALDWIN CM; BELL IR;
Indirizzi:
UNIV ARIZONA,COLL MED,DIV RESP SCI,RESP SCI CTR,DEPT MED,ROOM 2348,1501 N CAMPBELL AVE TUCSON AZ 85724 UNIV ARIZONA,DEPT PSYCHOL TUCSON AZ 85721 UNIV ARIZONA,DEPT PSYCHIAT TUCSON AZ 85721 UNIV ARIZONA,DEPT FAMILY & COMMUNITY MED TUCSON AZ 85721 TUCSON VET AFFAIRS MED CTR,DEPT PSYCHIAT TUCSON AZ 00000
Titolo Testata:
Archives of environmental health
fascicolo: 5, volume: 53, anno: 1998,
pagine: 347 - 353
SICI:
0003-9896(1998)53:5<347:ICDRIA>2.0.ZU;2-J
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
TIME-DEPENDENT SENSITIZATION; SELF-REPORTED ILLNESS; CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME; MIDDLE-AGED WOMEN; YOUNG-ADULTS; SOLVENT EXPOSURE; SENSITIVITIES; POPULATION; QUESTIONNAIRES; PREVALENCE;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
54
Recensione:
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Citazione:
C.M. Baldwin e I.R. Bell, "INCREASED CARDIOPULMONARY DISEASE RISK IN A COMMUNITY-BASED SAMPLE WITH CHEMICAL ODOR INTOLERANCE - IMPLICATIONS FOR WOMENS HEALTH AND HEALTH-CARE UTILIZATION", Archives of environmental health, 53(5), 1998, pp. 347-353

Abstract

Chemical intolerance, or reported illness from odors of common environmental chemicals (e.g., car exhaust, pesticides), is emerging as an important environmental and public health-care issue. Epidemiologic methods provide relevant heuristic devices for studies of complex disorders, such as chemical intolerance. The authors examined personal and reported parental cardiopulmonary disease prevalence rates in a community sample of chemically intolerant and control individuals. A county government (Tucson, Arizona) employee and kin subset (N = 181; 113 households) completed standard health questionnaires. investigators determined chemical intolerance (n = 41/181) from self-reports of individualswho felt ''moderately'' to ''severely'' ill from exposure to at leastthree of five chemicals (i.e., car exhaust, pesticides, paint, new carpet, and perfume) on a Chemical Odor Intolerance Index. The authors chose the control group (n = 57/181) on the basis of self-reports of ''never'' feeling ill on the Chemical Odor Intolerance Index. The chemically intolerant group, which primarily comprised women (78% versus 51%of controls, p < .05), was significantly more likely to report-and tohave sought-medical attention for heart problems, bronchitis, asthma,and pneumonia. Reports of heart problems in the chemically intolerantindex cases and the occurrence of heart disease in both of their parents were significant (Fisher's p < .05). The chemically intolerant individuals were also significantly more likely to report maternal histories of chest problems (e,g., inhalant allergens, tuberculosis) than controls. The findings of the study suggested that the chemically intolerant individuals (a preponderance of whom were women [sex-related risk]) were move likely to have (a) reported cardiopulmonary problems (i.e., greater health risk); (b) actively sought medical care for these problems (i.e., increased medical utilization); and (c) reported more parental illnesses-particularly heart disease, asthma, and diabetes (i.e., genetic risk). Additional community-based studies of chemical intolerance are needed.

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