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Titolo:
SELF-REPORTED CHEMICAL-SENSITIVITY AND WARTIME CHEMICAL EXPOSURES IN GULF-WAR VETERANS WITH AND WITHOUT DECREASED GLOBAL HEALTH RATINGS
Autore:
BELL IR; WARGDAMIANI L; BALDWIN CM; WALSH ME; SCHWARTZ GER;
Indirizzi:
VET AFFAIRS MED CTR,DEPT PSYCHIAT,MAIL STOP 4-116A,3601 S 6TH AVE TUCSON AZ 85723
Titolo Testata:
Military medicine
fascicolo: 11, volume: 163, anno: 1998,
pagine: 725 - 732
SICI:
0026-4075(1998)163:11<725:SCAWCE>2.0.ZU;2-D
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
TIME-DEPENDENT SENSITIZATION; CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME; ODOR INTOLERANCE; NEUROGENIC INFLAMMATION; ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICALS; YOUNG-ADULTS; MULTIPLE; STRESS; MODEL; FIBROMYALGIA;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
66
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Citazione:
I.R. Bell et al., "SELF-REPORTED CHEMICAL-SENSITIVITY AND WARTIME CHEMICAL EXPOSURES IN GULF-WAR VETERANS WITH AND WITHOUT DECREASED GLOBAL HEALTH RATINGS", Military medicine, 163(11), 1998, pp. 725-732

Abstract

This cross-sectional telephone survey study assessed prevalence ratesof current chemical sensitivity, frequency of chemical odor intolerance, and self-reported Persian Gulf chemical exposures among 41 randomly sampled Department of Veterans Affairs outpatients who were Persian Gulf War (PGW) and PGW-era veterans. The participants were drawn from an initial random list of 100 veterans, of whom 28 PGW and 20 era veterans had correct telephone data on file. Of those contacted, 86% of PGW veterans (24/28) and 85% of era veterans (17/20) agreed to participate. Significantly more PGW veterans with poorer global health after military service reported consider ng themselves now ''especially sensitive to certain chemicals'' (86%, 12/14) than did the PGW veterans or era veterans in stable health (both comparison groups 30%, 3/10), AmongPGW veterans, the subset with worse health associated with marked increases in chemical odor intolerance since their military service had asignificantly higher odds ratio for exposure to multiple chemicals, notably wartime pesticides and insect repellent, than did comparison groups. The high rate of chemical sensitivity of PGW veterans with deteriorated health is almost three times that in PGW-era Veterans and in elderly primary care outpatient veterans at the same Department of Veterans Affairs medical center and in community-based civilian samples (i.e., 30%). These preliminary findings suggest the need for further study of chemical sensitivity, including tests for acquired increases in neural sensitizability to multiple low-level chemicals, In ill PGW veterans.

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