Looking for an endocrinologist to help determine which of these relate to the endocrine system
|* Note: The primary glands that make up the human endocrine system are the hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, pineal body, and reproductive glands—the ovary and testis. The pancreas, an organ often associated with the digestive system, is also considered part of the endocrine system. In addition, some nonendocrine organs are known to actively secrete hormones. These include the brain, heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, thymus, skin, and placenta|| *
from "Endocrine System," Microsoft® Encarta® Online
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|* "Called the master gland, the pituitary secretes hormones that control the activity of other endocrine glands and regulate various biological processes. Its secretions include growth hormone (which stimulates cellular activity in bone, cartilage, and other structural tissue); thyroid stimulating hormone (which causes the thyroid to release metabolism-regulating hormones); antidiuretic hormone (which causes the kidney to excrete less water in the urine); and prolactin (which stimulates milk production and breast development in females). The pituitary gland is influenced both neurally and hormonally by the hypothalamus." Fair Use|
Another young native woman who only delivered supplies and lunches to the beach workers has severely debilitating headaches: She has to be in a dark, quiet room for days - the pain is so severe. Being a mother of 2 little boys, and trying to work, too, that makes it quite difficult for her.
A research endocrinologist from a study University in San Francisco said he had been approached by a New York group of Exxon Valdez Oil Spill cleanup workers to assist them in a lawsuit. Does this mean they have determined that endocrine damage is a primary damage to these?
10-19-03 Slim, do you have headaches? "Ever since 1990 I have had headaches and they are getting worse and worse. It is a deep hurt - I can't describe it - at the back of the head, sometimes down my neck and across my shoulders; also in my eyes (I'm legally blind now). I can feel it 'thump' thump' It is really miserable."
red Slim also described that, "in 1989 at the red bagging area they would bring in the blue 55 gallon drums and the night crew often had the job, as he did, of cutting off the lids and then steam cleaning the barrels. They would lay them on their side and steam clean them; this would be the Dayville Dump area. Then they would set the barrels around here 'n there for trash barrels.
The fumes would gag a goat!"
At the time he worked for Price-Ahtna. (Corexit barrels) He also described a very good worker named Jessie, a Mexican man that he worked with then. Slim said he has had fainting spells and blacking out spells, can't keep food down, hands are jaundiced-colored & don't heal up. Three of his heart chambers were swollen to double their normal size. Doctors had no explanation (July, 2003). He says he can't keep any moisture in his skin, and his circulation is not good.
"The human toll alone is not worth it!" Dr. John Middaugh, Alaska State Dept of Epidemiology - 1989
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An August, 2002 comment by a GWS vet: "I still have these piercing headaches, feels like burning, shocks....something like that... all I know, it's not a normal headache."
We count the Navy personnel of #39 and the USS Cleveland, the USS Deluth, and whatever other Navy ships were stationed in Valdez area in July, 1989 & on... among our 11,000 Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup workers. They handled the trial Corexit. This had very strong concentration of 2-butoxyethanol.
They housed beach cleanup crews and helped to 'shuttle' them back and forth to the beaches. Of course, you know we want to find them.
These photos courtesy of 'Beth' - 1989
Norcon, the union side of VECO under Exxon also had volunteers who worked with experimental Corexit, 1989
A Puzzle Sailors' Hornpipe
Some helps 2003
HELP * 2006
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