had been out shopping in crowded malls where the soldiers and their
families shop. The flu-like illness was an active mycoplasma infection
which can easily be transferred in its active stage. Unfortunately, at
that time, no one knew that just a couple of cycles of antibiotics would
not clear it up. I should have been on ABX for at least six months.
However, there is something else to consider. This solvent/pesticide/poison is also transmitted through the breath & in crowded areas, with many over exposed, such as in malls, museums, & most especially their own families ... this chemical overexposure can be transmitted thru the breath
The worst exposure is the vapors in your eyes. You could probably drink the stuff ... without much harm, but getting misting of it in eye membranes and in the cuticle areas of your hands is the worst exposure.
I saw a study by the World Health Organization that shared a wife complained to her husband that his breath was so awful (from whatever he did at work, I don't know) That he was breathing towards the dresser & away from her. After a year the finish came off of the dresser where he was breathing.
I noticed on a healthboard forum that a young man's girlfriend would have burning itching eyes whenever he spent the night ... nothing else, just her eyes. Ian was his name, and I noted later that his bone marrow transplant did not work & he died. These do need bone marrow transplants if the exposure is too severe. If not done in time, the blood starts to be made in the peripheral organs and paralysis sets it (crushes the bones?)
We had a chiropractor in our town who died this January. My theory is that his rare liver cancer was from the 2nd hand exposure of breathing the breath of those multiple workers who were exposed to the cleanup component, 2-butoxyethanol in the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup. He also did therapeutic massage ... so that would be skin to skin contact. In about 1992 he overcame melanoma eye cancer and had a glass eye put in; then in these recent years he developed melanoma liver cancer. Odd thing about this cancer was that it gave a false OK with the regular tests for liver. It wasn't until they put a camera in at his naval area and looked around that they found he was full of cancer in his liver and stomach and there was nothing he could do.
At his memorial his wife shared. One comment she made was how he was short tempered. This was not the normal easy going temperament of our beloved peacemaker and 2 term city council member who displayed extreme control. (CNS damage) Our world is diminished by the loss of this doctor and so many, many others before their time.
Did you know that gulf war vets spouses have come down with the same symptoms? Don't you think spouses breath each other's breath and touch each other's skin? What about the little ones that were lovingly caressed and hugged by mom or dad? They say that children already born were coming down with 'the symptoms' too
Now, since exposure to 2-butoxyethanol is so rampant anyway, and then you add 2nd hand exposure on top of that, who's to say whether it is genetic or new exposure.
I have concern for several in my family, but not from heredity, from exposure.