Richard needs prayer to see his ailing father before he dies.
Somewhere in Louisiana there is a medical facility that is trying to diagnose why Richard
collapsed ... why his red blood cell count is so low he shouldn't be walking around. (One cause of grande mal seizures is lack of oxygen, by the way)
He and others who worked the Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup can give medical science a valuable comparison to other groups whom I also suspect are harmed by 2-butoxyethanol
I am talking about the common cause of fatigue that has been eluding medical science: the fatigue by the immune system going awry and prematurely destroying the red blood cells.
Check this for all with 'gulf war syndrome' symptoms regardless of when the fatigue began; check it for those with CFS and CFIDS, ME & similar descriptions of these multiple, odd symptoms. Even MAYO clinic has seen some of these workers and is 'stumped' on what is going on. But should that surprise us? How much time and money and effort has gone into the study of the harm to the gulf war vets of 1990, and even with this chemical on the list of solvents & pesticides that has harmed them, it is still not suspect.
Also known as ethylene glycol monobutyl ether ... this chemical is in hundreds of products used by the public ... it is NOT SAFE. But, the warnings
are not heeded
Why is medical information from those known harmed to 2-butoxyethanol so important? Because it masks itself in so many multiple other ailments that it has been getting away with a lot of harm, and other ailments are given the 'credit' ... skewing medical studies BIG TIME! Remove all those with too many immature red blood cells from the prostate cancer research results and see what is left!
What odd assortment of symptoms would someone have?
Compensated Hemolytic Anemia
will be evidenced by too many immature red blood cells (Reticulycite ratio will be off) and what is the size and shape of the red blood cells? (Do a manual cound of th e White Blood Cells, if there are too many immature red blood cells
... also expect a lot of other tests to give false OK's
like the liver test, for instance.
is prematurely destroying the red blood cells & possibly other organs/glands, too; you would catch whatever sicknesses were out there, and they would last longer for you, too
Bone Marrow Compensates
by making more red blood cells, but they are low functioning - Thus the FATIGUE shows up ... within 2 days from too much exposure - It will underlie all other health ailments. (These blood cells don't become mature and can't store and help the body utilize the iron ... the oxygen) Paralysis possible
Disrupts the glandular system - Endocrine Disruption
high or low blood pressure, high or low blood sugar (auto-immune pancreas?), metabolic imbalance (check thyroid when kidney stones show up)
- Blood in urine
Targets Liver Tests are off
when there are too many immature red blood cells
Damages Central Nervous System Very irritable personality changes
, all-the-time depression, difficulty sleeping, suicidal tendencies, short term memory loss, difficulty concentrating. Note also that those chemically overexposed, or poisoned look OK, but they are not
Muscular and skeletal Systems
Including joints. Eventually bones don't heal
Warning signs will say that it 'defats' the skin. It kills fat cells leaving behind 'leathery' skin. Also the internal skin, from the esophagus, to the stomach, to the intestines: cracks and rashes that can lead to infection or even cancer. It reminds me of what accutane does. Why would anyone deliberately remove moisture from their body for the rest of their lives
... in an effort to dry up acne?
Can become 'legally blind' from holes in the retina. Melanoma eye cancer possible.
It is a teratogen
It damages the unborn; premature births to the point that the child can not survive; it damages the testes and can cause zero sperm
Also, the quality and quantity of sperm in our men nationwide has been diminishing at 2% per year
for the last 40 years or so. This chemical should be considered as a cause. People coming down with brain tumors
today should also consider whether their parents were overexposed to 2-butoxyethanol ... such as Thelma
Leukemias, lymphomas, tumor of the brain, kidney cancer, liver cancer, thyroid cancer, and other glands, such as pancreas ... Also prostate cancer and ovarian cancers.
What else do we need to learn about 2-butoxyethanol?
Many are harmed by this chemical. It is so prevalent, I believe everyone must know someone and are at risk for harm themselves!
PRAYER TO AGREE WITH for these
: painters, plasitics and dry cleaning business, oil clean up and home clean up products; those living near airports (jet fuel additives #s 2-6 are listed as pesticides by EPA)
Worst exposure: vapors in one's eyes
Simple Green example
I understand that DAWN has a spray version for cleaning pots 'n pans. I'd be very careful if I used that product and would suggest getting chemical goggles before doing so. Same for mechanics who might spray CLP or de-rust products or use brake fluid.
Second hand solvent exposure possible
for children, spouses, those in small areas where those harmed frequent (doctors' offices, museums, shopping malls, marathon racers)
As an aside, there is a book being released July 15, 2004 on the effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Its emphasis is more on the environment; however, there are worker issues, too