German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Occupational Medicine mentioned MCS – Multiple Chemical Sensitivity at Thesaurus “Safety and Health at Work”
The Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Occupational Medicine has published an alphabetical and systematic Thesaurus “Safety and Health at Work”. The Thesaurus has been created in a long-standing cooperation between documentalists, librarians and scientists from the Federal Institute of Occupational Safety and Occupational Medicine.
The disease MCS – Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (ICD-10 T78.4) is mentioned at the Thesaurus “Safety and Health at Work”, alphabetical Part, Status May 2009, as:
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (B02.19.00)
At the systematic Part MCS – Multiple Chemical Sensitivity is found at the category B02:
“Work related Disease and Occupational Disease/Disease”
integrated in Part:
B02.19 Other Disease
B02.19.00 Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is integrated analogue.
MCS is not classified as a mental disease
To clear up occurring doubts, it is to point out that MCS – Multiple Chemical Sensitivity is not integrated into chapter B02.15: Mental diseases, Depression, Neurosis, Post traumatic Stress Disorder or psychosomatic diseases.
Thesaurus “Safety and Health at Work”
The Thesaurus offers a quick overview on the broad group of themes “Safety and Health at Work”. It contains about 3 500 main keywords and is the joining of the keywords from the two previous Thesauri “Safety at Work” and “Occupational Medicine”. The Thesaurus is based on the practical work of the Library group, documentation at the content development and their research of technical literature. It is a tool for documentation.
The Thesaurus is intended for all who search for literature about “Safety and Health at Work”. It is supportive for prearrangement of research inquiries at the data pool LITDOK and can be helpful for searching in topic related databases.
Author: Silvia K. Müller, CSN â€“ Chemical Sensitivity Network, July 23, 2009