The Parallels in the Warnings of 2-butoxyethanol
are strikingly similar to those of Accutane
Can you imagine taking medication that would harm you?
When you hear the harsh disclosure warnings on even prescribed medications,
think twice before taking them.
Work with your doctor -
Get an accurate diagnosis
Monitor & keep copies of tests done; tests needed
& select a treatment that you agree with.
Exposure to products with 2-butoxyethanol
There were approximately 1000 'bioremediation workers' in the Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup.
If they had had a Material Safety Data Sheet on the experimental chemicals used then, many of them would have 'walked off' With the strong use of this chemical in Inipol EAP 22 & others of 1989 and the excessive exposure, and the inadequate personal protective gear, not a one of these workers would have a chance of escaping the health damage: those that worked say, 6 weeks in 1989 (Aug-Sept) ... that alone was enough to cause the overexposure... but some would have worked the summer of 1990, too. It might not take that much time exposure to affect your health... we might be talking a lot longer than one month after exposures. Sometimes, as they say, the damage lasts. First thing that happens with 2-butoxyethanol over exposure is blood damage Check for hemolytic anemia.
Blood damage: in the case of 2-butoxyehanol it is hemolytic anemia (Crude oil's benzene blood damage is aplastic anemia) What are they looking for in the blood work the doctors do with Isotretinoin - Accutane? One comment was maybe there could be a low white blood cell count. Goodness that might make it hard for your body to fight disease. What else might it mean? Benzene is known to cause leukemia. What have those who took Accutane been coming down with? Maybe the drug companies don't really want to know... If you come forward and share... (with an independent entity) you can help take this drug off the market & spare others health damage. If you've already reported it to the manufacturer or to the FDA report it again to someone else.
Skin Damage... sounds the same; 2-butoxyethanol defats the skin. One man mentioned his ears couldn't be in the sun, the skin would crack; massive nose bleeding that won't stop, from thin membranes; rash in the lining of the stomach (Stomach cancer a few years later occurred in a man who only transported the chemicals.. he said some spilled in his boat. He is now at death's door with recurring stomach cancer and melanoma)
Central Nervous System Damage: difficulty concentrating, extreme irritability, clinic depression constantly, suicidal tendencies. (Once you have damaged the Central Nervous System, it is said to be permanent. Can you imagine living your whole life being clinically depressed * every day, no matter what? Can you imagine how hard it would be to have good interpersonal relationships & maintain a good marriage... be a good parent to your children? Get an education? Keep a job?)
Dark urine: that is blood in the urine representative of kidney damage... checking kidney and liver function levels for the rest of your life will now be necessary. This is one of the admonitions the workers with Inipol EAP 22 are faced with (Those who spray paint cars or work with 2-butoxyethanol exposures from other sources, too) Problem is, most of them don't know it & will be close to kidney failure before they know it.
Reproductive damage in men as well as women. Some will not be able to have children. If they do, they could be born deformed. The next generation could be affected, too.
A few years out, check for things like stomach cancer, melanoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, bone cancer, liver cancer, lymph related cancers... (They don't tell you this, because they say it hasn't been tested for in humans.)
Most doctors are unfamiliar with chemical causes of such health damage as here described. Even the workers don't understand they need to avoid chemicals... don't drink... don't take any chemicals; taking an anti-depressant for Central Nervous System damage will not help... likely it will hurt. These need to learn a life-style of avoiding all chemicals.
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Complimentary Posting - added to this page on July 15, 2003
Open Letter to Oncologists & Hematologists & Urologists
regarding the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Cleanup Workers
July 24, 2003