TWO NEW REPORTS - 26th June 2003
Margaret Williams draws attention to two major UK Reports which may be of
interest to the ME community.
On 25th June 2003 a Report by a Working Party chaired by Professor
Stephen Holgate was published by the Royal College of Physicians Publications
Department. The Report is called Allergy: The Unmet Need and is
unequivocal that NHS provision is hopeless. It highlights the fact that allergies
are increasing to the extent that one in three people are now affected (ie.
18 million people in the UK), some very seriously. Environmental factors may
be contributing to this increase in allergies. The Report costs about
£17 and is available from the RCP Publications Department in London
On 26th June 2003 at 11 am today a 287 page Command Paper (reference
CM5827) was released which is a Report produced by The Royal Commission on
Environmental Pollution entitled Chemicals in Products: Safeguarding
the Environment and Human Health. The Chairman of the Royal Commission
was Sir Tom Blundell FRS from Cambridge, who spoke on the Today
programme on BBC Radio 4 this morning, saying that there are now more than
30,000 chemicals everywhere in everyday use but that only 4,000 had been tested.
The Report costs £27.20 and is available from the UK Stationary
Office. ISBN number: 01 01 582 722 (telephone of Stationary Office Customer
Services is 0870-600-5522).