Yes, temper is a BIG part of harm to your
But get an accurate diagnosis on fatigue!
... for you .... for your mate, (if applicable)
... for all harmed by
From what a
member shared about her mom having gone in many times to see a doctor for her headaches, her
allergies ... I do suspect that she had had too much exposure,
most likely to this very chemical prior to her ACUTE attack of
what was diagnosed as autoimmune hemolytic anemia.
… That if she were alive today her
diagnosis would be CFIDS
(Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome)
& there would not have been a diagnosis of
IS the fatigue!
I believe you who have 'gulf
war syndrome,' CFIDS, CFS have this underlying your other symptoms. Have you had this
diagnosed? Most likely not as it hides-out under the other
ailments which are many, and which vary significantly from person
Check some of your earlier urinalysis tests. Is there blood in
urine, or if it's been a LONG time since you felt this fatigue
& short term memory problem, etc ... do you have an abnormal
peripheral blood smear test??
Ask for any comments on the red blood cells that a lab tech will
give you: what is their age, their size, their shape, & what
are the cell membranes like? Ask the doctor to do the direct
Coombs' test and the indirect Coombs' test. The doc won't want to
because the regular blood doesn't give any indication that he/she
Also, track the 'retic' rate (reticulocyte count) as if it were
tested earlier it would be some elevated at the very time all your
other symptoms started up... and then peak again at each new
exposure to 2-butoxyethanol. Over time it will drop back to normal
... & may even become less than normal range. Your bone marrow
may need some help.
I am saying, please, please don't be ignorant of your own
situation and expect the emergency room sometime somewhere to
figure this out. Didn't sound like they knew what was wrong with
this dear mother all those years, either.
And, please don't think the US Govt has lied and covered up
something. They are in the dark on this issue, too. Many times
chemical companies make products too strong in this chemical and
they can get away with just giving the usage warnings ... which is
precious little warning ... as to what this chemical does.
Consider the points of attack (liver, kidneys, lymphoid
system, skin, blood, eyes, respiratory system) in
placement and periodic physical examinations.
M. Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals and
Carcinogens, 1985. 2nd ed. Park Ridge, NJ: Noyes Data
Corporation, 1985. 155]**PEER REVIEWED**
causes acute hemolytic anemia in rats
F344 male rats, 2-butoxyethanol
causes severe acute hemolytic anemia resulting in
significant increase in the concentration of free plasma
hemoglobin. Secondary to the hemolytic effects,
also caused hemoglobinuria as well as histopathologic
changes in the liver and kidney.
of Sodium bicarbonate may be of value to treat acidosis.
kidney and liver function and arterial blood gases
CLP gun cleaner (used by auto mechanics, too)
says that 5% of their product is 'proprietary' and they don't name
it. I suspect 2-butoxyethanol or a complex version of such.
NEVER, I say, NEVER use the spray version of
cleaning compounds like this. I heard of a young woman who worked
at an exercise place & she had a spray cleaning compound she
was supposed to use which made her get the 'sniffles.' NOT an
allergy, mind you, but an over-exposure to much of some kind of
If those with the CFIDS and 'gulf war syndrome' can get an
accurate diagnosis on the fatigue, you have just won a major
These comments are duplicated from this thread on autoimmune
hemolytic anemia healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?p=1223136&posted=1#post1223136
Protect Yourself From Future Harm
Check for what products contain 2-butoxyethanol
(CAS Registry Number: 000111-76-2)
in the Household Products Data Base
or check on the internet.
Also check for the complex version Diethylene glycol monobutyl
ether or 2-2-butoxyethanol (CAS Registry Number: 000112-34-5) 5%
concentration is not safe for home use, per one expert in product
If you want to know about a specific product you use, put the name
of the product, comma, and then the letters MSDS (Stands for
Material Safety Data Sheet) and the internet should be able to
give enough choices that you can see if this chemical is in the
product you are using.
People do not take the warnings seriously, but they should. Wear
goggles and chemical retardant gloves and have ventilation
equivalent to outdoors.
On the other hand, most of the time the ingredient is NOT
disclosed and you have to know what type of warnings might
indicate such. Something really needs to change here. A clean
bathtub is not worth someone's life. The price we are paying is
NOT worth the benefit received. It is an unnecessary harm.
I wrote this web page, "Why the USA can’t find the
REAL cause of ‘Gulf War Syndrome’" ... which goes along
the lines of what I just shared.
by Margaret, PO Box 233, Valdez, AK 99686
Phone 907-835-5333 or
Please share your findings!