Symptoms of Gulf War Syndrome seem the same as those of Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup workers
The 'stealth killer' in the United States - maybe the world today - is a chemical component in many products, 2-butoxyethanol. It was the component of Inipol EAP 22 experimented with during the Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup. (51)
Many workers that weren't even 'Bioremediation' workers were harmed.
That's my theory. And it makes good sense. When you print
To Be published in Kenny Lake, Alaska newspaper 12-17-03 268 words
Copper Valley bi-Weekly, editor Sam Lightwood
Maybe we need a "Dear Maggie" column - you want my info? Public is going to get a little tired of Letter to the Editor
The USA is ignorant about reproductive and cancer caused by this chemical, (or are they?)
whereas the World Health Organization can tell us a thing or two
I do recognize the symptoms Intro
Eye damage (even blindness) are part of the 2-b symptoms BIG time. Not too much emphasized by the dr.
Also DEPRESSION is big time for our group, not just minor.
There are suicidal tendencies, too. I wrote up some thoughts on it: www.valdezlink.com/feel_print.htm
I think the reason they keep commenting ... organophosphate as part of it, is because our country must have studied that chemical. It is expected to be harmful. They will say on a bottle of DAWN for instance, no phosphates (Like everything else was safe/not so)
Now, have they tested the groups' blood for residual phosphates? The accu-chem lab is very accurate about such things; generally, however, doctors don't do that kind of testing.
2-butoxyethanol is not in the phosphate group
2-butoxyethanol is listed with DEET and other pesticides.
The weight variations (that would be common for pesticides as they disrupt the endocrine system, and the metabolism is regulated by ? pituitary or hypothalamus?) Headaches are big time, too ... especially at the area of the back of the head: stabbing sharp pains. Really horrible from what I can glean. Noticed an increase in blood sugar? ... in blood pressure? www.valdezlink.com/health_changes.htm Other examples of endocrine disruption. http://www.valdelzink.com/complete.htm
What 2-butoxyethanol does ... abnormal lab results on these
NOTE: NO, 2-butoxyethanol is definitely NOT what the gulf war study was on. It is NOT an organophosphate There is no phosphorus in it.
"Organophosphates (OPs) is the currently used generic term that includes all insecticides containing phosphorus. Other names used, but no longer in vogue, are organic phosphates, phosphorus insecticides, nerve gas relatives, and phosphoric acid esters. All organophosphates are derived from one of the phosphorus acids, and as a class are generally the most toxic of all pesticides to vertebrates. Because of the similarity of OP chemical structures to the "nerve gases", their modes of action are also similar." source
shared by Margaret Hursh
PO Box 233
Valdez, AK 99686
|Question of one who develops products
Why are phosphates harmful? You
can look at the cleaning compounds and they most always say, NO
Re: What are phosphates? Why are they suspected of being harmful?
Reply: Phosphates do not harm people directly. See the MSDS on
our website. This is one of our MSDS <http://www.alken-murray.com/062msd.htm>
for a phosphate blend for water treatment. This one is even FDA approved
for food contact <http://www.alken-murray.com/062msd.htm>
Pollution is the ONLY issue health 1 fire 0 reactivity 0, so its
actually one of the safest products you can use if you do not flush it
to the environment. See section 12 for details. This product is not even
considered a CERCLA hazard unless you spill more than 50,000 lbs. of our
product in one spot, all at one time. The product is also USDA approved
for use in steam that contacts food. Phosphate is common in our diet
too, but in small amounts.