Environmental Illness

A polysymptomatic condition believed by clinical ecologists to result from immune dysregulation induced by common foods, allergens, and chemicals, resulting in various physical and mental disorders. The medical community has remained largely skeptical of the existence of this "disease", given the plethora of symptoms attributed to environmental illness, the lack of reproducible laboratory abnormalities, and the use of unproven therapies to treat the condition. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
Also Known As:
Environmental Hypersensitivities; Environmental Illnesses; Hypersensitivities, Environmental; Illness, Environmental; Illnesses, Environmental; Environmental Hypersensitivity; Hypersensitivity, Environmental
Networked: 13 relevant articles (0 outcomes, 0 trials/studies)

Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (Idiopathic Environmental Intolerance)
2. Sick Building Syndrome
3. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis)
4. Wounds and Injuries (Trauma)
5. Hypersensitivity (Allergy)


1. Korkina, Liudmila: 1 article (07/2011)
2. De Luca, Chiara: 1 article (07/2011)
3. Pacifico, Valeria: 1 article (07/2011)
4. Thai, Jeffrey Chung Sheun: 1 article (07/2011)
5. Raskovic, Desanka: 1 article (07/2011)
6. Kain, Kevin C: 1 article (11/2007)
7. Pandey, Prativa: 1 article (11/2007)
8. Boggild, Andrea K: 1 article (11/2007)
9. Costiniuk, Cecilia: 1 article (11/2007)
10. Post, Robert M: 1 article (01/2007)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Environmental Illness:
1. SolventsIBA
2. Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF)IBA
3. CytokinesIBA
4. Biological Markers (Surrogate Marker)IBA
5. Hazardous Substances (Hazardous Materials)IBA
6. OzoneIBA
7. OxygenIBA
8. MercuryIBA
9. Ketoconazole (Nizoral)FDA LinkGeneric
10. Immunoglobulins (Immunoglobulin)IBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Semiconductors