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Researchers Suggest Sick Building Syndrome May Be Caused by Vaccinations
by Lourdes Salvador
A new term recently entered the medical arena, ASIA, or autoimmune inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants, sometimes called Shoenfeld's syndrome.
Adjuvants are additives included in vaccines to cause the immune system to respond more strongly. They may include things like aluminum, thimerosal (mercury), and squalene. These adjuvants have been associated with defined and non-defined immune mediated diseases in both animal and human models. In extreme cases, a potentially deadly cytokine storm may be possible.
"In recent years four conditions: siliconosis, the Gulf war syndrome (GWS), the macrophagic myofasciitis syndrome (MMF) and post-vaccination phenomena were linked with previous exposure to an adjuvant," says head researcher Israeli. "Furthermore, these four diseases share a similar complex of signs and symptoms which further support a common denominator."
These diseases were classified under Shoenfeld's syndrome by researchers Shoenfeld and Agmon-Levin.
Israeli and colleagues suggest adding sick building syndrome under the classification of autoimmune inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants. Nine out of ten main symptoms are present in all 5 conditions.
Sick building syndrome is a set of clinically recognizable symptoms without a clear cause reported by occupants of a specific building. New research at the Chaim Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases identifies sick building syndrome as autoimmune syndrome induced by adjuvants.
Several similar syndromes, including SBS, multiple chemical sensitivity, repetition stress injury, the side effects of silicone breast implants, the Gulf War syndrome (GWS), chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, and fibromyalgia may be related.
Shoenfeld and Agmon-Levin further propose several major and minor criteria, which, although requiring further validation, may aid in the diagnosis of this newly defined syndrome.
The safety of vaccines is a very controversial subject. In some cases, there is a 50/50 split in the populations´ trust of some vaccines. Less than half of medical professionals take the flu vaccine for themselves. Where there is this much controversy, a safety issue is definitely going on that is not being properly addressed.
Adjuvants are already known to trigger the development of inflammatory illnesses in people who are genetically susceptible. Therefore, some people are choosing not to vaccinate or are selectively choosing vaccines for only the most dangerous diseases. May adult and childhood vaccines may also be requested without the addition of adjuvants when available.
Symptoms of Shoenfeld's syndrome include seemingly unexplained:
- Chronic Fatigue
- Poor Coordination
- Brain Fog, or Confusion
- Bowel Problems
Israeli E, Pardo A. Mod Rheumatol. 2010 Dec 29. [Epub ahead of print]
For more articles on this topic, see: MCSA News.
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