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Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Caused by Exposure to Water Damage
The Center for School Mold Help highly recommends reading the following new research report on the medical diagnosis and treatment of illnesses derived from exposure to WDB (water-damaged buildings) by treating physicians and experts well-known in the field, July, 2010. (SMH)
This report summarizes facts that should be immediately studied by the US Centers for Disease Control and every medical association and physician in America, in order to understand, prevent, and treat these illnesses effectively. Hats off to these physicians and experts for their fine work and to Policyholders of America (POA) for its role in helping bring this report to the public eye (SMH).
Research Committee Report on Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Caused by Exposure to the Interior Environment of Water-Damaged Buildings
JULY 27, 2010
Treating Physicians: Ritchie C. Shoemaker MD *
Laura Mark MD
Scott McMahon MD Consulting Committee Members:
Jack D. Thrasher PhD
Carl Grimes HHS, CIEC
"This document describes the current state of the science behind CIRS-WDB providedfrom the perspective of the treating physician. It is our position that the extensive collaboration among individuals and organizations with direct experience with CIRSWDBhas provided a scientific basis to bring about a change in approach to evaluation and treatment of patients with exposure to the interior environment of WDB. We are grateful for the opportunity to have reviewed the literature and received feedback fromacademic researchers, practicing clinicians and especially patients commenting on WDB over the years. All written comments in this statement, however, come from the authors." (p.7)
to read the entire document, click here (on POA site)
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