Table 5: Recommendations from Selected Meetings about MCS.

Recommendation

NRC

1991

AOEC

1991

ATSDR1

1993

ATSDR2

1994

CDHS

1994

NIEHS

1995

EOHSI
NIEHS3
1996

Basic epidemiology

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

Case-comparison studies

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

Definition
development

X

X

X

X

X

X

 
Challenge studies

X

X

X

   

X

X

Studies of exposed pop. incidents

X

X

   

X

 

X

Studies in ECU

X

X

X

     

X

Neurological research  

X

X

X

     
Olfactory research  

X

 

X

   

X

Study of clinical ecology hypotheses

X

X

       

X

Case registries  

X

X

       
Determine epi. of related conditions

X

   

X

     
Animal studies

X

         

X

Federal interactions    

X

       
Immune research      

X

     
Studies of therapies  

X

         
Inventory causative factors

X

           
1 Expert Panel Meeting;
2 Chemicals and Neurobiologic Sensitivity Meeting;
3 Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute/National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences Meeting.

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