Environmental medicine recognizes, treats, and prevents illnesses induced or impacted by exposure to chemicals encountered in air, food, and water. The conditions most frequently seen in environmental medicine clinics are myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, sick building syndrome and multiple chemical sensitivities.
It considers the impact of the environment on many common health issues including cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, autistic spectrum and neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease as well obesity, diabetes and immune disorders.
Environmental medicine is a multidiscipline and integrative systems approach to the practice of medicine.
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Reviewed by Publisher Weekly on: 10/06/2014