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Zimmerman B, Shumak Z, McGuigan MA, Chalmers K, Deber R, Hoyt C, et al. REPORT OF THE ADVISORY PANEL ON ENVIRONMENTAL HYPERSENSITIVITY (Zimmerman). Toronto: Ministry of Health; 1986.
Zimmerman et al ignore the compendium of disorders that cause sensitivities, and focus on the theories of one group of physicians. They ignore preventable harm being caused to patients. They ignore an existing, publicly insured method of diagnosis. They encourage physicians to subject patients who relate their experience of repeatable, controllable circumstances to a reverse onus, contrary to the ethical guidelines of the Canadian Medical Association, to human rights laws, professionalism and human dignity. Zimmerman's focus on questionable ideas from one group of physicians helped Ministry officials disguise ongoing abuses that were and are causing unnecessary injuries and deaths in health care.
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