Vinyl Chloride Disease
Topics covered include exposure to cadmium, mercury (dental amalgam), solvents (such as paint thinners), radiation, and silica as either known or suspected causes of autoimmune diseases or scleroderma. (Also see Causes of Scleroderma, What is Scleroderma?, Types of Scleroderma, and Systemic Sclerosis)
Requirements for innate immune pathways in environmentally induced autoimmunity. These findings from several environmentally induced models suggest that environmental triggers can induce autoimmunity through diverse innate pathways. BMC Medicine 2013, 11:100. (Also see Causes of Scleroderma: Environmental)
Causes of Scleroderma: Artificial Joints and Silicone Breast Implants. Are some cases of connective tissue disease, such as scleroderma, related to artificial joints or silicone breast implants? ISN.
|Device Implantation Research||Personal Stories Related to Implants|
The worldwide pandemic of asbestos-related diseases. Asbestos-related diseases are still a major public health problem. The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated that 107,000 people worldwide die each year from mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. Annu Rev Public Health, 2013;34:205-16.
Fight Mesothelioma. Mesothelioma has only one cause: asbestos. We will help you explore your legal options if your health has been affected by asbestos exposure. The Law Firm of Baron and Budd.
Air Pollution Kills More Than 5 Million People Around the World Every Year. More than 5.5 million people die annually due to both outdoor and household air pollution, according to new research. Times Healthland, 02/12/2016.
Fine particulate air pollution, nitrogen dioxide, and systemic autoimmune rheumatic disease in Calgary, Alberta. Exposure to fine particulate matter was associated with an increased risk of systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases (SARDs). PubMed, Environ Res, 2015 Jul;140:474-8.
Causes of Scleroderma: Drugs and Medications Some medications and street drugs are known or thought to induce scleroderma or Raynaud's, such as Bleomycin, Cocaine, Marijuana, and Paclitaxel (Taxanes). ISN.
5HTP w/ Carbidopa
Collagen and Liquid Silicone Injections
Marijuana and Raynaud's
A Potential Link between Environmental Triggers and Autoimmunity. It appears that there are common mechanisms in the immunopathogenesis of multiple autoimmune reactivities. In genetically susceptible individuals, environmental triggers such as xenobiotics and P. gingivalis can, respectively, induce the formation of neoantigens, or be capable of inducing the citrullination of host proteins and converting them to autoantigens. Autoimmune Diseases, Volume 2014, Article ID 437231.
Phyllis C: Scleroderma How many new cases are coming up now from people that were at the World Trade Center? I was there along with co-workers that are very ill now…
Causes of Scleroderma: Infections Researchers have long suspected an infection component may be involved as the trigger of some cases of scleroderma. ISN.
Persistent Infection Study
Causes of Scleroderma: Mercury Exposure (Dental Amalgam) covers recent research indicating that there may be a link between mercury exposure and autoimmune diseases. ISN.
|Overview of Mercury Exposure|
Radiation and Scleroderma. There is an increased rate of cancer among scleroderma patients. ISN.
What is Radiation?
Immune System and Radiation
What is Scleroderma?
Radiation and Scleroderma
|Radiation Complications in Scleroderma
Radiation Port Scleroderma
Personal Stories About Radiation
Silica Exposure. Silica exposure can cause autoimmune diseases such as lupus, scleroderma, and vasculitis. ISN.
Diseases Caused by Silica
Silica and Scleroderma
Causes of Scleroderma: Solvents. Occupational exposure to solvents such as benzene, trichloroethylene, paint thinners and paint removers may be a cause of scleroderma in some cases. ISN.
|Scleroderma and Camp LeJeune
Causes of Scleroderma: Vaccinations. Vaccinations have been suspected as a cause of scleroderma, in a few cases. ISN.
|Overview of Vaccinations and Scleroderma
Vaccinations and Autoimmune Disease
|Heptatitis B Vaccination and Diffuse Scleroderma
Vaccinations and Morphea Scleroderma
Causes of Scleroderma: Vinyl Chloride Exposure to vinyl chloride has been found to cause acroosteolysis, angiosarcoma, brain cancer, leukemia, liver disease, Raynaud's, scleroderma, and "vinyl chloride disease". ISN.
Marthie D: CREST Scleroderma I live in a small town, which developed around a chemical and petrochemical industry in this area in South Africa…
Reading Voices of Scleroderma Books: Diana Kramer.
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