Noteworthy Resources: Books/Publications, etc.
also Medical Consultants
LIVER? Is Milk Thistle helpful?
|CHEMICAL EXPOSURES: Low levels and high stakes, 2nd edition, by Nicholas Ashford and Claudia Miller. Published by John Wiley & Sons, 1998. It will put a lot of this into perspective for you. Rea's historic role and the role of the medical community to bash/ignore chemical exposure problems, the government's role in covering this up (Gulf War, etc.) It is excellent!|
A book worth dipping into is 'Living downstream, An Ecologist Looks at Cancer and the 'Environment' by Sandra Steingraber, This was published by in 1997 by Addison-Wesley.
Although she covers all types of cancer there are useful references to lymphomas. She, too, refers to clusters in farming areas and the use of herbicides and insecticides and mentions organophosphates including Agent Orange to which so many Vietnam veterans were exposed .She points out that the heavy use of herbicides and insecticides in the home and garden have played a malignant role in the increase of lymphomas.
Also she highlights the dangers of substances used in certain industries mentioning benzene, perchloroethylene used in dry-cleaning and PCBs
She provides an extensive indexed reading list but unfortunately no reference to on-line sources.
Good Immune System Summaries
a research project by a man with MCL (mimics CLL)
Causes of MCL? Mimics Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
http://www.drweil.com - Dr. Andrew Weil - Good integrated general health information
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Good Plan -
With endocrine disruption a good plan is to follow guidelines of personal health care that diabetics follow
Good exercise plan - 10 minutes a day - 3 times a day... of this series is a good choice! http://flwd.com/5bx/downloads/xbxPlan.pdf
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AN EXTRACT FROM: CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY VOLUME 1 BY PROFESSOR WILLIAM J. REA. PUBLISHED 1992. *
Resources for the Chemically Injured - Top
Free Images Free MIDI Hymns LassenTechnologies' Top LinksLaboratories:
These are laboratories which can help the chemically sensitive and his/her doctor.
NASA - Research May Help - Those whose DNA has been chemically altered - In Danger of Cancers
"We need to pay a lot more attention to preventive medicine-
-not so much to radiating, poisoning and cutting." -Dr. Ben Carson *
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www.cityofhope.org For blood and bone - general medical approach... Chemical Exposure understanding unknown
Forman, MD, Director
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And Some Believe in these helps:
Agent known to me - The Taylors
Enlarged Liver - One Symptom of Exposure to Inipol EAP 22 *
Importance of Dietary Fiber for Colon Health - Helps Eliminate Toxins, too *
A Good Source of Vitamins and Minerals -
Help yourself Detoxify & Get Stronger! *
Drink lots of water; aim at an alkaline body pH
then drink milk (won't need to worry about lactic acid) & take calcium
cod liver oil in the winter - Vitamin D is necessary to utilize calcium
fruits & vegetables - Yes
Egg yolks - Yes
Meat - yes - but only a couple of times a week
Olive oil is good for salads, even some cooking
Is this OK? or not OK as a helps? What do you think? Seems to be some good research here.
pH and electrolyte connection
If Diabetes shows up, so might neuropathy - Control your Blood sugar - Check your Feet
Information on 2-butoxyethanol, via the web:
Here are the urls:
International Chemical safety card: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/ipcs/ipcs0059.html a brief summation here:
Ethylene glycol monobutyl ether
Monobutyl glycol ether
Molecular mass: 118.2
RTECS # KJ8575000
ICSC # 0059
UN # 2369
EC # 603-014-00-0
|This substance may be hazardous to the environment; special attention should be given to the water environment and aquifer.|
Note: What is the most minimum exposure that could cause such?
EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance irritates the eyes, the skin, and the respiratory tract. Exposure could cause central nervous system depression and liver and kidney damage.
NOTE: with daily urinalyses testing, how could exposures be allowed to reach this point?
EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The liquid defats the skin. The substance may have effects on the haematopoietic system , resulting in blood disorders.
anemia; and kidney damage (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease
Registry 1998). * hemolytic
anemia in this case would be premature destruction of red blood cells caused
by chemical poisoning
Also check http://www.who.int/pcs/cicad.summaries/cicad_10.htm
and a 50-page document from the WHO:
King's book on Chemical Injury and the Courts.
A paper by Mearns (NOAA) who wrote a recap on shoreline treatment
Studies on Central Nervous System affected by solvent exposures: http://www.whis.nzl.org/snftaas/pt17.html
It is important for those affected to have a voice and know that they do not stand alone.
- GASS (Glut, Aldehyde, Solvent Support a support network for the aldehyde and solvent affected) was established in 1997 initially to help people affected by glutaraldehyde and the wider cocktail of harmful X-ray processing chemicals - including sulphur dioxide, acetic acid, potassium hydroxide, hydroquinone, diethylene glycol, butyraldehyde, toluene/benzene, formaldehyde or other aldehydes.
- Professor Bill Glass. Christchurch. Article on Solvent Neurotoxicity
- Article on Solvent Neurotoxicity by Safeguard Magazine
- Article on Organic Solvent Neurotoxicity by J. Donald Millar, M.D., D.T.P.H. (Lond.) Assistant Surgeon General Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Centers for Disease Control " ... Studies have demonstrated that these effects can persist for months to years after removal of workers from solvent exposure. The extent to which chronic neurotoxicity is reversible remains to be established; peripheral nerves have the capacity to regenerate, but damage to the Central Nervous System is more often permanent."
- Chemical Exposure and Disease - Lots of Links to interesting and informative articles about Solvent Neurotoxicity.
- OSH-world - for all fields related to work injury, safety, and health worldwide.
- CDANET A Discussion/Chat/Mutual help list run by and for the CHEMICALLY DISABLED.
- An Island Place
- Canadian Neurotoxicity Information Network
SNFTAAS now GASS initially focussed on the health industry's use
of glutaraldehyde (also a sterilant e.g. Cidex, for medical
instruments), it became increasingly obvious that a
chemical support network was needed.
It has happened and GASS now exits. Many of the effects of toxic chemicals are similar and frequently those affected are accused of malingering; of it being "all in the mind", pre-, mid- or post-menopausal, stress related, or from depression or an "illness belief". Those affected are often misunderstood or ridiculed or subjected to enormous pressure to return to work before they are able (if at all).
Symptoms (most common first) include: headache, sore throat, voice change or loss, constant humph, catarrh, unexpected tiredness, fatigue, sore/watery/gritty eyes, irritability, anxiety, depression, loss of concentration, short-term memory loss, reactions to other chemicals, dizziness, blocked nose, rhinitis, mouth ulcers, bad/metallic taste in mouth, lip sores, chest tightness, shortness of breath, chest pains, asthma, sinusitis, nasal discharge, nose bleeds, ulceration of nasal mucosa, itchy burning skin, rashes, dermatitis, aching joints and muscles, fibromyalgia, uncontrollable twitching, heart arrhythmia's, palpitations, abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, tinnitus, earache, pins and needles, numbness in fingers and toes, Raynaud’s Syndrome, menstrual irregularities, pain/difficulty urinating. Other areas of concern include liver damage, cancer, teeth and gum problems, reproductive effects and lack of interest in sex.
"A low intake of antioxidants was associated with an increased risk of all gastric cancer subtypes and a high parallel intake of ascorbic acid, ß-carotene and [alpha]-tocopherol was significantly associated with reduced risk, suggesting synergistic mechanisms. Our findings also imply that other bioactive compounds in fruit and vegetables could be important in reducing the risk of gastric cancer. Exposure to metal work and phenoxy acids was associated with increased risk of gastric adenocarcinoma, but causality is unclear. With a more correct classification of exposure, the risk associated with H. pylori appears stronger than earlier, confined to non-cardia tumors, and substantial for both intestinal and diffuse type tumors. Interactions between antioxidants, H. pylori infection and cigarette smoking may considerably modify the risk of all types of gastric adenocarcinoma, indicating that H. pylori induces oxidative stress that could be ameliorated by dietary antioxidants." http://diss.kib.ki.se/2000/91-628-4066-5/
Doctor´s Thesis from Karolinska Institutet
Public Domain Photos http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/Falls/7780/images/gastcarc.html
Other Theories http://www.sma.org/smj/97apr14.htm
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